Which Newspaper Features Distinctive Portraits Called “dot-drawings” Instead Of Actual Photos?

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Which newspaper features distinctive portraits called “dot-drawings” instead of actual photos?


The Wall Street Journal still uses dot drawings instead of actual photos. They began producing these dot drawings in 1979 and call them Hedcuts.

Newspaper cartoons are a powerful means of gripping the attention of a large number of readers. It’s the pictures that, on occasion, offer more value than the printed photographs. So consider how much-added value would be provided to your newspaper firm if the images were one-of-a-kind!

Some of the oldest issues of the Wall Street Journal preserve samples of such dot drawings. As a result, the organization began producing hedcuts as a business development strategy in the same year. Because these sketches are creative, they thought they would boost their sales volume. Guess what! Their strategy hit a bull’s-eye… The dot drawings became a fascination after being featured in other publications.

Do you know who invented the dot drawing style? It was Kevin Sprouls, a “then” Wall Street Journal freelancer, who conceived the concept. He also created the first dot drawing model. His strategy eventually paid off.

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