vignette, brief elegant characterization of a scene or a person (in written, musical, or dramatic form); picture that fades at the edges without a defined border; decorative illustration in various places in a book
(n.) = cartoon ; vignette. Ex: In Spain, posters and cartoons were used to convey the impression of reading as entertainment. Ex: Included are vignettes of some of the pioneers whose foresight and imaginative application of technology brought us to where we are today. (n.) = bullet point. Ex: Readers like bullet points because they are visually appealing and make it easy to quickly find pertinent information.