Marco Hernandez

Marco Hernandez joined the Post in 2016 and specialises in interactive development for storytelling using infographics and data visualisation. He is a former senior infographic designer at La Nación and information design lecturer at the Science and Arts University of Costa Rica. He has won dozens of awards from international organisations, including the Society for News Design and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.
Marco Hernandez
Marco Hernandez joined the Post in 2016 and specialises in interactive development for storytelling using infographics and data visualisation. He is a former senior infographic designer at La Nación and information design lecturer at the Science and Arts University of Costa Rica. He has won dozens of awards from international organisations, including the Society for News Design and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

Latest from Marco Hernandez

Permafrost, the climate change time bomb

As North America freezes through a polar vortex, and Australia sweats out an extreme heatwave, there is growing consensus it could be game over for Planet Earth if we do not pay attention to the world’s permafrost

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Permafrost, the climate change time bomb

As North America freezes through a polar vortex, and Australia sweats out an extreme heatwave, there is growing consensus it could be game over for Planet Earth if we do not pay attention to the world’s permafrost

When China wanted silver from the rest of the world

A Pacific route to and from Spanish America made China an economic powerhouse 400 years ago.

6 Feb 2019 - 8:04AM
When China wanted silver from the rest of the world

A Pacific route to and from Spanish America made China an economic powerhouse 400 years ago.

What determines flight paths? Fares, airspace and jet streams

If you think flying from A to B starts with plotting the most direct path between two places, think again.

5 Feb 2019 - 2:00PM
What determines flight paths? Fares, airspace and jet streams

If you think flying from A to B starts with plotting the most direct path between two places, think again.

The Forbidden City in imperial China’s Beijing had one enemy above all: fire

With the palace at constant risk of sabotage and accidental fires, it was essential to be prepared to tackle the peril.

4 Feb 2019 - 7:31PM
The Forbidden City in imperial China’s Beijing had one enemy above all: fire

With the palace at constant risk of sabotage and accidental fires, it was essential to be prepared to tackle the peril.

China built the Forbidden City to withstand earthquakes - without using a single nail

Even today, it sounds like a near impossible task: build an earthquake-resistant wooden building, strong enough to endure several tumultuous centuries, but without using nails or glue.

4 Feb 2019 - 7:32AM
China built the Forbidden City to withstand earthquakes - without using a single nail

Even today, it sounds like a near impossible task: build an earthquake-resistant wooden building, strong enough to endure several tumultuous centuries, but without using nails or glue.

Tracking Trump’s tangled trade war tweets

Understanding political narratives is not always easy. Events often develop with many twists and turns but situations can be further exacerbated when politicians are seen to change their minds as often as the wind changes direction. The following is a visual thread of comments made by US President Donald Trump about the trade war with China.

23 Jan 2019 - 9:18AM
Tracking Trump’s tangled trade war tweets

Understanding political narratives is not always easy. Events often develop with many twists and turns but situations can be further exacerbated when politicians are seen to change their minds as often as the wind changes direction. The following is a visual thread of comments made by US President Donald Trump about the trade war with China.

The tragedy of the oil tanker Aulac Fortune
How history counts against an Asian woman winning a Golden Globe

Constance Wu has scored a Golden Globe nomination as best lead actress for her performance in Crazy Rich Asians. She is only the third actress of Asian descent to be given the nod in this category and, historically speaking, taking the award home will be a tall order

6 Jan 2019 - 2:59PM
How history counts against an Asian woman winning a Golden Globe

Constance Wu has scored a Golden Globe nomination as best lead actress for her performance in Crazy Rich Asians. She is only the third actress of Asian descent to be given the nod in this category and, historically speaking, taking the award home will be a tall order

How Beijing’s Forbidden City became one of the largest world museums

the South China Morning Post Graphics Team is pleased to present this 8 chapter collection about the future, present and past of one of the biggest museum collection in the world. Meet the life in the Palace, the collection odyssey running away from wars and the exquisite architecture of the once Forbidden City in our preferred way to tell stories... visually

27 Dec 2018 - 5:59PM
How Beijing’s Forbidden City became one of the largest world museums

the South China Morning Post Graphics Team is pleased to present this 8 chapter collection about the future, present and past of one of the biggest museum collection in the world. Meet the life in the Palace, the collection odyssey running away from wars and the exquisite architecture of the once Forbidden City in our preferred way to tell stories... visually

Ten signature dishes from around the world

Food is more than fuel. Often a sensual pleasure, food can be central to friendships, romance and celebrations. It can also help bind a community through shared cultural roots

21 Dec 2018 - 10:23AM
Ten signature dishes from around the world

Food is more than fuel. Often a sensual pleasure, food can be central to friendships, romance and celebrations. It can also help bind a community through shared cultural roots

2018 in visuals: South China Morning Post’s infographic highlights

As we greet the New Year and wave goodbye to 2018, we would like to refresh your memories of the diverse range of stories the graphics team tackled. We look forward to evolving in the year ahead, but in the meantime here are some shortlists for the best of our visual stories from 2018.

24 Dec 2018 - 3:57PM
2018 in visuals: South China Morning Post’s infographic highlights

As we greet the New Year and wave goodbye to 2018, we would like to refresh your memories of the diverse range of stories the graphics team tackled. We look forward to evolving in the year ahead, but in the meantime here are some shortlists for the best of our visual stories from 2018.

How does Beijing plan to lead the world with 'Made In China 2025'?

The Chinese government announced the ‘Made in China 2025’ strategic plan in 2015. Aimed at closing the gap with Western hi-tech prowess and lessening China’s dependency on imported technology, it specified 10 areas where the country should take the lead

9 Nov 2018 - 6:20AM
How does Beijing plan to lead the world with 'Made In China 2025'?

The Chinese government announced the ‘Made in China 2025’ strategic plan in 2015. Aimed at closing the gap with Western hi-tech prowess and lessening China’s dependency on imported technology, it specified 10 areas where the country should take the lead

The stones in the road for China’s 2025 plan on electric vehicles
Why the world’s flight paths are such a mess
How China aims to dominate the world of robotics
Mars opposition and blood moon lunar eclipse: look to the skies for a rare celestial event
Everything you need to know about Bruce Lee, who died 45 years ago
How the Thai cave rescue mission unfolded
Thai cave boys: what are the rescue options?
How the Forbidden City was built to survive fire and earthquakes