3.31.2010

Info graphics Find and Share


These three info graphics that I chose to present for my find and share all show depth or space in some sort of manner. The first two use depth to add a sense of space to the information, tuning a simple design into something slightly more dynamic. As for the third graph, this one uses shadow and a slight angle to change the perspective of the graphic. Again taking something rather formal and giving it dimensionality.

3.26.2010

The New Basics: Diagram

The New Basics, by Lupton, pg 199-211 focus primarily on one aspect of design that we just so happen to be interacting with at the moment, Diagrams. Diagrams or info-graphs, in my opinion, embody the main forces that surround design. Conveying information in a graphically pleasing way, while maintaining clarity and understanding. In most respects these are what most designers strive for, acquiring legibility without sacrificing design. Taking a format that would other wise be fairly simple and making it complex. Enhancing the structure and allowing the information to speak on a new, heightened level. Unlike our diagrams which are being designed primarily for magazine use, info-graphs actually have a wider range of applications. Commercials, websites, posters, adverting, politics, textbooks, and even entertainment. In relation to our project, this article inspires. There are a lot of techniques that can be used to achieve a narrative that not only helps the graphic aspect, but also tie the graphs deeper into the our iconic story lines. One such technique is the power of overlapping. Through overlapping there are many possibilities that can led to dimensional graphs that show information on multiple levels. Simply Inspiring.

3.12.2010

Typography 2 Final Campaign

Final Color Icon

Well here they are the final color icon set. The color scheme applied here is pretty simple, and is only seen on the lines. When it came to filling the icons with solid color, I wasn't too excited  by how they looked. This was partly because of the colors that were chosen. Given the nature of the ocean, there are many bright and extravagant colors. Colors that simply didn't mix well with my icon set. Even though this part of the icon icon exploration is over, it doesn't mean I don't have big plans for these icons.My next step is to introduce a little asymmetry, which should allow for some pretty interesting icons.