BRANDING is kind of a terrible word but it’s all we have. Branding cannot replace value. Branding is not camouflage. Branding will not convince anyone of lies — for more than a minute. One of the things that separates graphic design from fine art is that in graphic design, the evaluation happens before the art. You can start a painting and not figure out what it’s...
ART 225: Brandmark Categories →
art225: Wordmarks: A freestanding acronym, company name, or product name that has been designed to convey a brand attribute or positioning. Examples: IKEA, ebay, Google, Tate, Nokia, MoMA Letterforms: A unique design using one or more letterforms that act as a mnemonic device for a company name….
PIPA and SOPA. This is so worth watching.
TED: Clay Skirky - Defend Our Freedom To Share
I stumbled upon this little infographic typeface...
The Blog of Steve Schwartz: No One Knows What the... →
Be sure to check out my follow-up to this post, clarifying and addressing a few misinterpretations that have been making their way around the internet. Feeling Like a Fraud Have you ever received praise, or even an award, for being great at something despite having no clue what you’re…
Where I'm coming from: Drew edition
The bio for places that request a bio is Since 2006, Drew Bell and his partner Ashley Goldberg have illustrated their way into a cottage industry, selling over 14,000 prints and originals on Etsy and working for clients like Urban Outfitters, American Greetings, and PacSun. What this leaves out In high school, I did most of the shirts, programs, and posters for the theater department,...
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Infographix from Prudence
This is a mighty fine example of an infographic that contains an illustrative feel. It has tons of info (en espanol?) yet each section of data appears to be accompanied by an image. The background is a sepia wash that brings in the texture of the media used for illustration and unites the poster, where a computer generated background would have appeared out of place. They overall style of this...
Zaneta's Submission: Infographics
Michael Marin likes infographics.
I like this infographic because it uses the thin and fat lines similar to the example given in class of Napoleon’s march into Russia. Even though this is totally different data, it works because it gives a visual guesstimation of a measure of something and shows direction. I like the new design of the food pyramid put out by the USDA, not only for it’s content but also for it’s...
submission from Darien Henry
While there’s no way I’m touching scissors or cutting paper to make a 3D representation of an infographic. I can certainly appreciate not only the work goes into the project but the dimensionality and engaging interest elements associated with it. It inspires me because angles and depth are something I want to approach digitally for a hopefully entertaining effect. Needless to say...
Lem Canady's Submission!
I love the layout of this moc-infographic. The data might be senseless, but the presentation is, as the infographic states? Is awesome. The piece has great contrast, and wonderful eyeflow. The monochromatic nature of this infographic was appealing to me. The splash of color makes the entire piece attractive to the eye. Even though there is quite a bit of information to read? The layout...
Nicole Bittner infographic submission
1. I found this infographic for actors who have appeared in 3 or more episodes of HBO series. As a print/static infographic I think it is visually interesting with the lines and colors overlapping but it is hard to dissect. Overall it is busy and hard for the eyes to focus. An interactive version was created making it work much better. It is less busy and the viewer has control of which actor...
I really love the clean & appropriate design, high contrast color palette, and of course the subject matter. Organization of the group members to line up with the honeycomb chart might improve the overall usability of the design. The subtleties and appropriate use of logos, fonts, icons and colors works well with the Wu-Tang brand as a whole and is instantly recognizable. I really liked...
Elizabeth Welch's Infographic submission
Piggy Trouble This infographic uses simple and cute digital illustration to relay information about the H1N1 virus. The space is wisely filled, and the information is easily followed. The simple and toned down color palette with restrained use of bright pink makes its use effective for pulling the eye to the important information. Although I like this infographic, I feel that the larger of the...
submission from http://bozeffer.tumblr.com/
project by Eric Fischner - blue points are pictures taken by locals - red points are pictures taken by tourists - yellow points are pictures where it can’t be determined Eric Fischner has done a bunch of cool projects like this. I wasn’t sure if this counted, but there’s a certain simplicity to it that intrigued me. It shows a huge amount of information without the usage of...
Iiiiiiiinspiring! Submissions from Bo Fogwell
http://awesome.good.is.s3.amazonaws.com/transparency/web/1112/shoplifting/flash.html http://www.dreamgrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/infographic-location-based-social-media.jpg Not only is the content in this graphic interesting, but it’s eyepleasing as well.
Infographics from Ashley Turner
This infographic is a little overwhelming, but I think it has some really nice parts to it. It starts out with some history, adds in some stereotypes, and then incorporates the facts/numbers. It is nice and clean, easy to follow, and while quite possibly useless, is really informative on how geeks and nerds perceive themselves! This infographic, while at first seems appealing, is only really...
I like the simple color pallet of this graphic and the information is enjoyable to read. It take a very serious issue and without making light of it makes it interesting to read. http://awesome.good.is.s3.amazonaws.com/transparency/web/1112/shoplifting/flash.html The simplicity of this infographic caught my eye as well as the color pallet. ...
submission from Josh Doll: Hey yeah, here's some...
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Katelyn Hoffrogge's submission
Paloma - In general, i love the idea. i am a fan of the colors and also the myriad of graphics used to emphasize information. the images are adorable, and the poster is clear. The only problem i have is that the red gets a little painful to read, but it’s still cute. Groundhog’s day - another interesting info graphic I found was this. The graphics are cute, clean, and well...
http://www.good.is/post/countries-with-the-easiest-tax-systems/ I really like the way that this is organized. I want to do a sort of linear progression of the different days of the week, but with different visual info for each. I don’t really dig the color scheme on this, but I really like the layout and the idea behind it!
submission from Brendan Mulligan
The previous is a Victorian infograph that explains mountains and rivers and much more. This caught my eye obviously because of the vast amount of detail put into this work. One almost needs a magnifying glass to read it as if it were a topographical map of some sort. Compared to contemporary infographics, the colors are very muted and stood out to me in my research.
I also really like this! http://awesome.good.is/transparency/web/1012/subsidize-this/flat.html In fact, I like it way better than the other one. This still captures the linear progression I was envisioning, but it’s done with much better illustrations, a better color scheme, and even though it might seem a little more simplified, it actually contains more info.