The Surge is a cinematic, online adaptation of the groundbreaking Polio article featured in WIRED’s special Bill Gates December issue.
This web feature represents a push into more immersive, cinematic storytelling. Enhanced by the animated introduction and spare typography, this story exposes the resurgence of the disease polio in the Middle East. The design had to respectfully, yet artfully, represent this somber subject matter.
Creative Director: Billy Sorrentino
in 2014, this article won multiple SPD awards, including but not limited to:
Native Apps: Original Photography, Gold Medal Award
Native Apps: Use of Photography, Silver Medal
Web, Featured Article, Silver Medal
Web, Use of Photography, Silver Medal