The Department of Illustration

Visual Literacy

Posted in Text/Image, Visual Language by The Department of Illustration on August 14, 2010

With newsnight offering mainstream debate on the subject of infographics, are we now acknowledging the dominance of image, or image+text over text solo as the primary means of information these days? If so that is good news for illustrators, as that is what we do, really well.

Infographics sites for those interested in pursuing this more in their practice-

Information is Beautiful

Good

InfoDesign

iA (information Architects)

lance wyman

Dubberly Design Office- concept maps

visual complexity

infosthetics

there is  a useful little film by MAYA Design about what information is, which is on youtube

Eames’ film ‘A Communications Primer’ still outstanding tho…download it here

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