This graphic was created to mark the end of the United States' military engagement in Iraq in 2011. Over 4,800 coalition soldiers and tens of thousands of Iraqis lost their lives in the war.
One deliberate design choice with this graphic was the visual metaphor of blood. This striking visual would hopefully draw the reader into the graphic.
By Simon Scarr
South China Morning Post
Malofiej - Silver
Society of News Design - Award of excellence x 2