This has nothing to with beer per se, except insofar as the economy affects the brewing industry, too. Which is to say, it has everything to do with it. Called the Crisis Of Credit Visualized, it’s an 11-minute animated explanation of the credit crisis. If you’re at all confused about what caused the mess we’re in — and let’s face it, who isn’t — this is a great, simple, relatively easy to follow explanation told in cartoon form. The subtitle is “The Short and Simple Story of the Credit Crisis,” which is exactly what it is.
The guy who created it, Jonathan Jarvis, did it as “a part of [his] thesis work in the Media Design Program, a graduate studio at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.” His goal was to give “form to a complex situation like the credit crisis [and] to quickly supply the essence of the situation to those unfamiliar and uninitiated.” I believe he succeeded. Interesting, educational and entertaining. Enjoy.