I stumbled across Patrick Clair’s work this summer and immediately got on the horn and called him. We talked at length about his work and his humble demeanor was refreshing. The infographic motion spot I’m featuring is a frightening story of the computer worm known as Stuxnet—his narrative skills are what compelled me to post this. His story is told in such a fluid manner it’s impossible to not to want to learn more about this hidden threat in our fragile world.
Discovered in June 2010, Stuxnet is a game-changing piece of computer malware so devious that the security researchers who tore it apart believe it may be the work of state-backed professionals.
Patrick did all the work in this piece—design, 3D, animation—the works. Not only is it elegant, it tells an intelligent story.
Stuxnet and other computer viruses can wreak apocalyptic havoc but are difficult to understand and visualize. Patrick has designed an infographic narrative so keenly, I can SEE how this virus works.
Anatomy of a Computer Virus compelled me to research and look deeper into this hidden threat. It goes beyond great design—it’s an act of journalism.
If you’d like to see more of Patrick’s work, check out his blog.