Task: Create ONE Infographic to illustrate an article on the topic of fighting climate change.
Time really flies! We are at our final individual task and I found this the most challenging so far. I decided to use the article: The Big Thaw from National Geographic magazine, http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/06/big-thaw/how-to-help It gave a write up of how to help fight climate change by figuring out your carbon footprint and from there, try to reduce it.
I had multiple inspirations - an hourglass to signify running out of time or a melting ice cream (the Earth). However, after much consideration and juicing my brain, I finally conceptualized the cutaway type of infographic, showing the inside of the house.
It was very tedious to illustrate the small parts of the house, and after finishing up the parts, I realized I drew things that weren’t even in the article. Tight deadlines for other assignments since last Tuesday to this Tuesday, so I didn’t really like my work this time.
The link between the infographic and the title of the article was not clear, plus the information does not direct how exactly to help. Although they did like the idea plus how the information is placed neatly on the top right, I realized that my piece was largely similar to Aldrich’s! It was an entirely different article, but same concept and same order of items. What a coincidence! House, clothesline, recycle bin and bus. The only difference was that mine had a cutaway view. However I still do not like the cutaway I did, found it to be unattractive and the entire house colour scheme is very disturbing to me.
I am currently redoing the entire piece, with a slightly different concept.
Still in the works, so I will have to consider the concepts we learnt in class (that I kind of forgotten to apply consciously - OOPS). Anyway I finally used the tutorials in class to create 3D vectors in Illustrator. Mind boggling but the results are quite amazing. Just look at those trees! More coming up soon.