Pinterest Infographic

I found this Pinterest infographic to be very interesting. I like how they distinguish user age, although I thought they could make the ages (numbers) larger, because it didn’t really pop out to me. I really liked the shoes distinguishing user gender, though. I also very much liked the timeline in the middle, which uses actual pins to represent times in history.


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China’s Digital Landscape


I love learning about new media and new digital advancements and this graphic shows exactly this but in China. I like how visual it is and how all the colors mesh well together. It takes a lot of information that can be complex and makes it simple so people can understand. I think this could be a great graphic that could be done in the U.S. as well because many people now about digital advancements but probably don’t know all the programs and apps that are available to them. This app does a great job in showing this.

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If this graphic doesn’t make you laugh, I will be shocked. But this graphic is great for so many reasons. Not only does it take such a simple thing (gummy bears) and break it down, it is also super interactive in the way that it shows you so many different aspects. This could have been done with any candy or animal for that matter and would have been just as effective. Plus I love gummy bears! They are my favorite candy so when I found an infographic about them, I was very surprised!

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The Psychology of Color in Marketing

The Psychology of Color in Marketing

This is really a nice graphic, very informative. They choose a lot of colors, but in a nice order. I think the graphic is of great value to those who want to go to the direction of design and marketing. The summery of brand logos in different color categories are another plus point to this graphic.

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You can do it too!

Not that impressive, huh?

Not that impressive, huh?

Here’s a graphic produced by my hometown Chicago Tribune. It’s a nice illustration, and I think it fits the bill in terms of being informative and appealing to look it. But, it’s not particularly complex. I mean, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen people in this class make more complex graphics (not me). That’s pretty incredible. A lot of us started the semester with barely a clue as to how to make shapes in illustrator (this is me). And now? Not that farfetched to say any of us could go toe-to-toe with a graphics artist from a pretty big paper!

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It’s not all about the news.

Obviously the focus of this class is about making graphics for news organizations. That’s an incredibly important aspect of graphics work, but it’s certainly not the be-all, end-all. After the jump, take a look at an (admittedly) long graphic that shows you how to get the most out of your Gmail account! Continue reading

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10 years for Apple’s iTunes

I happened to be browsing on iTunes when I clicked on its 10-year celebration ad. The time created is simple, but effective. The panel effective lets you view the milestones in each year without being overwhelmed by 10 years worth of data. Plus, it’s cool to look back and see the 10 best-selling songs and albums on iTunes of the last 10 years.

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