In August 2020, nearly 40,000 demonstrators gathered in Berlin at a rally organized by Querdenken, a fast-growing group leading Germany’s COVID-skeptic movement. Not far from the event, a group of protesters tried to break into Germany’s parliament. Taking place four months before the U.S. Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021, this incident was eerily prescient — if only Americans had been watching.

The story of that day and its consequences — told through Darren Loucaides’ immersive reporting, hauntingly illustrated by Jun Cen, and presented in a captivating 3-D design — is a true tale of misinformation, its causes and its effects.

Award of Excellence
Communication Arts Interactive Annual
Nominee, Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics
Webby Awards
Shortlist, Magazine & Newspaper Design
D&AD Awards
Site of the Day
Site of the Day
CSS Winner