I wanted to add something about pictograms and ships. Firstly: There are good pictograms and bad pictograms. The ships are good. As I already said. And as he did.
Source: Wall Street Journal, 2010-08-17, page 3.
Secondly: Why? Because they are well drawn. Look closely.
That is a cargo ship. For real.
That is still a cargo ship. But without the trimmings.
Still a cargo ship.
And still a cargo ship. Not a paper ship. Not a ferry. Not a sailing boat. As much cargo ship as necessary. As small as possible. As authentic as necessary. As simple as possible. That’s how to pick just a gram successfully.