Scandal Ridden

Project

Motion Graphics
Graphical Infographics

Date

February 2015

About

Much of Michael Jackson’s legacy is centred around his skin colour; the man himself claimed it was Vitiligo, but the media thought otherwise. I represented this famous scandal by using splatters as the dominant visual throughout - representing the visual symptoms of Vitiligo - and retold his complicated legacy with a animation and infographic.

The infographic

While the motion graphics animation draws focus to the famous skin colour scandal, the infographic, titled “5 Steps to Self Destruction” details the key scandals in MJ’s life before his death – in a downward spiral of no return.

MJ is iconised here with his signature dance move, hat and his Magic Glove. The glove (5 fingers) are placed stragetically beside the title to symbolise the 5 events that led to his death.