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Saturday, November 13


So these are two different styles I was trying out. The one on the left is simple and straight forward but missing a concept. The one on the right, is about my journal, concept wise. These aren't the finish pieces but I was wondering which style I should choose


  1. I think that the journal idea is really more of a style/treatment than a concept. Try to figure out first what type of story you'd like to tell through the data you've collected and your design should come out of that. Also, experiment with ways that you can show the data visually (rather than just using text) and comparatively (it becomes much more interesting to see patterns of when you bought cigarettes, for example, than just the total number you bought). For the first style you tried, I would lean away from treatments where the pictogram is so fully integrated into the text that it doesn't read as a pictogram.

  2. What are you trying to say by using the theme of note paper? It feels unnecessarily sketchy as it is.

    In your first direction, the integration of the pictogram into your typography is ready more like a typographic element than a pictogram, especially as the line to shape ratio does not seem to be fully resolved.

    What is the rest of your pictogram set like now? How do they relate to one another, and how are they implemented in your infographics?

    Right now, this is one small part of the overall project and is tough to judge without being in the context of your other information and seeing how it relates to your panels in your layout.


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