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Diary of a Radio Junkie

Visualizing the News One Day at a Time

(LEFT): Day 1,197 (March 2, 2019). India ink, casein, gouache, watercolor, color pencil, graphite on paper, 6 x 5 ½ in. Space X launches capsule bound for International Space Station, could show potential for commercial space travel.; (RIGHT): Day 68 (Jan. 28, 2016). Watercolor, gouache, graphite, color pencil on paper, 6 x 5 ½ in. Manhattan Federal Appeals Court rules Port Authority can kill migratory birds near airports.

 All artwork is from Elise Engler’s Diary of a Radio Junkie: Days and Days of Waking Up to the News.The premise was simple: a daily visual diary of the news—specifically, the first story she heard when she turned on the radio each morning. F [...]

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