Adolfo Arranz

Today marks ten years since this infographic back page about the Kowloon Walled City was published by South China Morning Post. I explained in a few lectures the ins and outs of this project, and now I will do it here. Long 🧵

The ungoverned city grew exponentially. This is how the city was in 1973

In 1990, shortly before its demolition, the city looked like this

After the demolition, it became a park, the Walled City Park I mentioned at the beginning of this story. That I how it looks now.

Combined with this, other evolution with a visualisation based on points; each point is a person living in the City of anarchy. The years highlighted are 1898, with 700 inhabitants; 1940, 1950, 1973, 1980 and 1993, with 50,000. @officeofjane helped to produce these points

@officeofjane Some tests print

Some latest reviews by Steve Case, art director at @SCMPNews at that time. These reviews were done at the Navarra University cafetería when we assisted the @malofiej summit. Luckily this graphic won the gold medal at the Malofiej the following year

The sketch and the final result

If you are interested in this infographic, South China Morning Post selling a quality poster on its website here

Thanks for reading. I'm not familiar with doing long threads, and maybe I messed up it

Steve Case --> @casegrafix

Mar 15, 2023, 3:29:19 PM

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