Posts Tagged ‘NOTES ON COMICS AND INFORMATION DESIGN’
A blank pie chart is a gag cartoon that needs finished.
A look at the drawings used for the San Francisco Chronicle’s rating system.
The Gerd Arntz archive at the Municipal Museum The Hague contains more than 4000 pictograms and small illustrations designed by Gerd Arntz for Isotype…
Powerpoint (or Keynote) slide software solves the problem of presenting an audience with a narrative that demands both verbal and visual elements. A slide presentation succeeds when the visual display works with the verbal communication of the speaker to create a narrative in the audience’s mind. The juxtaposition of pictures and words conjure connections and […]
Book review and mindmap of THINKING WITH TYPE by Ellen Lupton.
Ellen Lupton on reduction and isometric drawing in Isotype pictograms. Nigel Holmes on evoking emotion with simple drawing.
Examples of the woodcuts of Gerd Arntz, along with a history of his work with social scientist Otto Neurath developing the stick figure for infographics.
A quote from David Heatley about how getting into graphic design influenced his comics work.
The cartoonist Seth on comics as a combination of poetry and graphic design, with an analysis of Peanuts as a haiku…
A “self-portrait” by Nigel Holmes from Steven Heller’s book, “Nigel Holmes on Information Design.”
On magic as theatre, explanatory diagrams of magic tricks, and Peter Durand’s notes on an Edward Tufte lecture.
The biggest lesson I learned from being a librarian: people don’t read books, let alone signs.
A mindmap of Edward Tufte’s Envisioning Information.
Megan Jaegerman produced some of the best news graphics ever done while working at The New York Times from 1990 to 1998…
Kevin Huizenga on working for XPLANE doing visual explanations, and comics as diagrammatic space.
On Ellen Forney and how-to comics.
Plagiarizing Scott McCloud with a drawing of two brains engaged in telepathy.
James Kochalka on art: “Art is not about communication. Art is not a way of conveying information. It’s a way of understanding information.”
Most discussion about comics done by information designers is about the merits of the cartoon style rather than the underlying syntax of comics.
The connection between comics and information design is not a one-way street. Mindmap of the connections between comics and information design.
A mindmap of Edward Tufte’s BEAUTIFUL EVIDENCE.