If you’re reading this let me first say thank you for taking a look.
This is a gallery of sorts that I’m curating. Of course it strongly reflects my tastes and opinions. If you’re after all singing, all dancing, data-tastic visualisations you’ve come to the wrong place. As I define at the top of this blog it is my view that “done well, infographic design clarifies, explains, reveals or adds meaning”. This is the standard by which I’m measuring the work I select. Specifically I’ve settled on six attributes that make an infographic good, as listed in the margin: clear, relevant, engaging, useful, original, elegant. And when I find all of them at once in a single piece of work it never fails to make me smile.
I have worked in infographics since 2005, a move I made from graphic design soon after I discovered infographics. At uni I had studied sciences because I liked maths. But it soon became apparent that in the world of work I needed a more creative outlet. I converted to graphic design but found myself in a similar position to Higgins here (thank you Gary Larson for this, my most favourite of cartoons). Luckily for me infographics came to my rescue.
I’ve been watching and collecting related stuff ever since. That’s also why there are so many back dated posts. This blog came about largely by me needing to gather in one place all that aforesaid ‘stuff’: the thoughts, observations, examples, advice, ideas and opinions that have been slowly accumulating in my work email, home email, delicious page, hard drives both at home and work, scrapbooks, note books, draft blogs and of course in my head.
By collecting it all in one place I hope to gain an overview of all the bits and see if anything interesting emerges from it. But regardless of that, it’s all more useful and more directly accessible if I put it in one place, and easier to share for what it might be worth to any of you out there too.
When I look at other people’s blogs I like to see what they’re talking about hence the big pictures here. I’ve credited all work in the tags where I have been able to, but please let me know if I have anything wrong or missing. Apologies for some of the earlier scanned/photographed print examples. Where possible I’ve always tried to get hold of digital copies. Again, if you can help please let me know.
My email address is contact at lulupinney dot co dot uk