This is the right way to make a bar graph. We've tried to integrate photos into bar graphs before, but chopping it up like this is really cool. Also good to note is the coloring of the picture--it's a technique I obviously wouldn't use outside of integration with a graphic, but it could be fun to experiment with.
This Fourth of July piece conveys celebration brilliantly. Using fireworks, full-color printing and bold typography, designers at Las Vegas Sun went all out with a composition that would truly stand out in any newsstand.