Infographics = rainbow colors + square-feet of canvas +…?
Not always. Read on.
This infographic poster, originally created for 48 Hour Magazine, comes from a young San Francisco designer Joey Roth, now decorating many an office-wall. Roth sees it as: ‘…a hustler is someone who does equal amounts of working and talking, as opposed to a martyr, who only works, and a charlatan, who only talks…’
What would other types like a shirker…be on this scale? Should we add another dimension to the scale?
Here’s another one showing a disassembled AK47 bullet, where each piece represents a different part of his (any) design process. Though not as simple as the first.
Roth explains it thusly:
“Inspiration is represented by the primer,” he says. “A small explosion puts everything in motion.” Apparently, inspiration is a tricky business: “Obsession with your interests alone leads to unproductive fantasy, while obsession with capabilities alone leads to paralyzing fear. Inspiration ignites when you’re brutally honest about both.” The explosion from the primer is controlled by the shell casing, labeled as “discipline,” which “contains and directs your energy.”
Gunpowder represents the risks implicit in the design process. “When you start bringing an idea into the world, you don’t know how it will behave,” says Roth. “If the idea is worth anything, there’s no precedent. If you fear or try to mitigate this uncertainty, the inspiration will remain an idea.” The bullet tip? That’s humility. “Design your project to cut through apathy and reach those who will appreciate it, but realize that once it’s in the world, its success and failure are no longer yours. Temperature, dew point, and Earth’s rotation affect a bullet’s flight as much as the shooter’s intention.”
The next piece comes from an entirely different direction and domain. This is a perspective on how New Atheists are different from “Old” Atheists like Bertrand Russell, Sartre, Camus, and the like. They are more vocal (and connected as a single voice).
Does the infographic become dysfunctional when its import is in the eye of the beholder? Makes it a piece of art?
Will look around for more of this stuff.
Credits: fastcodesign.com/, the primary source leading me to http://joeyroth.com/ and whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/.