Giorgia Lupi is an award-winning information designer and partner at Pentagram. She is an advocate for data humanism, an innovative approach to data visualization that goes beyond the trend of cool, surface-level infographics. I think this quote from a recent interview with her sums up the idea nicely:
I feel that data visualization shouldn’t be a simplification of reality; the visualization should make reality more accessible.
Giorgia Lupi’s work is fascinating and intimate in that it embraces the complexities of humanity. For a wonderful example, I recommend checking out her process on a recent project, Bruises.
I deeply believe in Giorgia Lupi’s goal to make data faithfully representative of human nature. In our increasingly complex and divided world, this kind of information design feels so necessary.
Timothy Hykes designed a wonderful infographic on diversity in the design industry for the Google & AIGA 2016 Design Census. View the project here.
Really beautiful dataviz process by Adolfo Arranz on Behance.
Very cool infographic and interactive website to help beginner photographers master their DSLR camera (via WIRED).
Francesco Franchi is an award-winning art director and editorial designer based in Italy. I first discovered his work in the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and was struck by the level of detail and quality of his imagery. His infographics are a real testament to the fact that often, the role of the graphic designer is to be an interpreter between the content and the reader. In Franchi’s words, “Infographics help us understand, create and experience our reality. They reveal the hidden, explain the complex and illuminate the obscure.” Infographics not only must be well-designed and meaningful, but they have to tell a story or narrative.
Look at more of Francesco Franchi’s infographics here, and watch a short video below.
This is a really well-done motion graphics video that takes the viewer through a basic lesson on color theory. I found this through my favorite art & design blog, This isn’t happiness.