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Become an infographic artist
Info graphic artists are creators ofprofessional presentations. Informationis collected and presented in a graphicalformat...
However graphic creativity is only apart of the story, there are otherelements to it which are equallyexciting.It is your ...
1. InformationIn journalistic infographics, information is toppriority. The goal of the graphic is to giveinformation. Des...
3. ColorTo guide the reader, color could be our besttool. And it doesn´t matter if we print inB/W. Clear tones for the les...
4. Clean and ClearIf we want color to be the focus ofattention, the rest of the elementsshould be clean and clear, not jus...
5. Show, Do not TellAlways keep this saying in mind.Newspapers are full of text so use graphicsto explain things on a visu...
7. Dont break scales (if its notabsolutely necessary)On many occasions, especially oneconomic issues more than anythingels...
8. DocumentationTo develop good graphics, we needhuge amounts of data of specificnature. A graphics needs moreinformation ...
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Info graphic artists are creators of professional presentations. Information is collected and presented in a graphical format to the audience. These are then understood more easily and better. It is important to synthesize the given information and create the images in a fashion that depict the data as well as written text in an accurate manner.

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  1. 1. Become an infographic artist
  2. 2. Info graphic artists are creators ofprofessional presentations. Informationis collected and presented in a graphicalformat to the audience. These are thenunderstood more easily and better. It isimportant to synthesize the giveninformation and create the images in afashion that depict the data as well aswritten text in an accurate manner.
  3. 3. However graphic creativity is only apart of the story, there are otherelements to it which are equallyexciting.It is your understanding ofresearch and depicting the visualcommunication in such a way thatyour research is more accessible,acceptable and interesting to theaudience.
  4. 4. 1. InformationIn journalistic infographics, information is toppriority. The goal of the graphic is to giveinformation. Design in this discipline is a tool,not a goal. Rigorously making informationmore accessible and understandable takeprecedence over aesthetics. Spectacle just forspectacle doesnt help the reader.2. Organizing InformationGraphics are fast reading elements. Theinfographic artist must organize the content toguide the reader and not waste his time.
  5. 5. 3. ColorTo guide the reader, color could be our besttool. And it doesn´t matter if we print inB/W. Clear tones for the less important,dark tones for those elements on which wewant to focus more attention. JohnGrimwade and his red line becamefamous for his good use of color on infographics.
  6. 6. 4. Clean and ClearIf we want color to be the focus ofattention, the rest of the elementsshould be clean and clear, not justtheir tones while also avoidinghorrible vacuity. Baroque graphicsusually doesnt work on newspapers.
  7. 7. 5. Show, Do not TellAlways keep this saying in mind.Newspapers are full of text so use graphicsto explain things on a visual way.Compare and Measure6. In journalism, context is very important.Infographic artists help in establishingcontext. Comparisons, measurements andactual scales make information easy tounderstand in many cases. For example, thesteps of Buzz Aldrin on the moon:
  8. 8. 7. Dont break scales (if its notabsolutely necessary)On many occasions, especially oneconomic issues more than anythingelse, we break the scale to show a trend.But were changing the real trend indoing this. If we have to do it, include alocator of the actual scale.
  9. 9. 8. DocumentationTo develop good graphics, we needhuge amounts of data of specificnature. A graphics needs moreinformation than text. A text couldsay in Somalia, whereas aninfographic artist need to be able toplace the exact spot on a map.
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