Design a simple map infographic
We’ll take you from beginning to end of a simple map infographic project, that you will feel confident placing in your portfolio!
By now, everyone knows what an infographic is. But do you ever find yourself mindlessly scrolling through tumblr or fffound, wondering why they work so well, and how they look so good? While there's no formula to making a successful graphic, this class will help guide students down the path of understanding how to create basic data visualizations.
What You'll Learn
What You'll Make
You'll create an infographic map that communicates historical location based data. We'll give you a choice of several data sets to translate into a stunning visualization. By the end of this class you will be able to show off your capacity to turn numbers into graphics.
For the class award, we'll post a few of our favorites to our blogs, twitter and tumblr. We want the most outstanding infographics that come out of this class to get lots of recognition!
It would be great if you have a working understanding of Adobe Illustrator CS3+ (you can download a free trial), but if you want to work in a different medium for this project (hand drawn, cut paper, paint, etc.) feel free to experiment. We'll also provide some resources to get you started with Illustrator if this is your first time using the program.
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Liz and Gavin are illustrators and designers working from Greenpoint, Brooklyn.Liz Meyer is a graduate of Cooper Union's Typography Program, named a "Young & Hungry Creative" by HO...
An informative, although rather short, class. I will however keep the awesome way Gavin recommended for accurately calculating different sizes within an infographic --that was great h...