Today’s post focuses on, you guessed it, the infographic. But not on the infographic itself; how to design it.
As a designer, especially if you’re a general print designer, you never really know what’s going to be waiting around the next corner. Whether it is a billboard, poster, book, postcard, etc.- there is almost always something new to work on from week to week. When it comes to infographics, there are a few special rules to take into consideration.
Enter Amy Balliett’s article for smashingmagazine.com. It covers some of the more critical aspects of designing an infographic that might otherwise have escaped attention. It has some wonderful basic advice that is applicable.
I’ve been a follower of Lifehacker.com for a while now. They have excellent reviews and posts on just about everything.
This past week they covered freelancing, which I know is the ultimate goal of many of my former students. Here are a couple of links to posts they covered in their Podcast. I would definitely suggest subscribing to their Podcast, it’s usually only a few minutes long but packed full of great information and links.
The Gig Poster Designer is one of Designs most creative, and consistently underpaid, children. The mere mention of a “budget” gets most of them snickering, however their creativity seems to blossom in such restricted situations. Continue reading The Art of The Concert Poster→
I’ve already gone into a fair amount of detail about Muse in a previous post, so if you are looking for a general description or the main features, click the link. For now I am going to cover the updates. Continue reading Muse Beta 3→
This short film was designed to seem endearingly old-fashioned. By reciting the alphabet based on typefaces starting with that letter, n9ve creates a somehow quirky and interesting idea… type can have a life of its own.