Information Design Post 2
These two examples of information design both have distinct features which make them more life-like than most of the info-graphics on trend at the moment. I have seen some amazing illustrations for information lately that are articulated in well-crafted info-graphic posters, but what caught my eye about these two examples was the use of photography. The first graphic is purely an example, so the information does not require much accuracy, but the bending of the ribbon would need to fit the data depending on what it is representing. It is effective though, because of the ”realness” that the photography aspect gives. It is as if we can feel and touch the difference in height measurements. The visual forms give it movement and hierarchy. The second example, though it consists of less tension, has depth and visual movement throughout, because of it’s use of color and photo complexity. Each little fruit, plant, herb, etc. is photographed inside of the wine glass to show the possible tastes and smells that can be found in wine. It is clever, informational, and visually intriguing. The audience can look at this piece and immediately navigate based on color and recognition of real life objects. It is consistent while still giving variety in color and placement, making the overall poster appear organized, easy to read, and yet completely attention grabbing (I saw it from across the room while wine tasting this weekend). Though the stylistic approach for infographics has been much more illustrative as of lately, I think that photography can make for a composition with depth and relate-ability that may otherwise be unattainable.