Mortar Infographic

This infographic was created for an investigative report published by Open Secrets called Profiting from Misery: South Africa’s Complicity in War Crimes in Yemen.

The investigation reveals how South African arms companies have cashed in on the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), two central parties to the Yemeni conflict. (See portfolio item specific to the report)

The infographic followed the bold, crisp design developed for the investigative report series. (See The Bottom Line and The Enablers). We used oversized modernist fonts, large graphics and high contrast tones to make interesting and accessible what might normally have been a difficult read. The publication was produced on a tight budget, so we chose to print in black and white. By using “tipped in” colour pages, we were able to create something striking at a minimal cost. Displayed on the left is the digital version of the infographic which has the signature colour of the report added.