Tuesday, March 24, 2009


This is a REAL assignment being given to you by Denise Gibson, Art Director of Venuszine. Below is a description of the assignment, and one student will be published in an upcoming issue. This assignment involves you creating an info-graphic. Info-graphics might use maps, charts, and other “systems” combined with illustrated elements to create an intriguing image conveying certain information. Many artists have found this to be niche market, with art directors looking for new and interesting ways to display information without it seeming dull or dry in appearance.

Denise wrote:

The purpose of the piece is to demonstrate the importance of the "scene" in indie music. I want it to show how independent music scenes have spread in the past forty years. 

 Whereas the first part of the timeline attached shows one scene follows another and so on, In the past ten years, we see many disparate scenes cropping up in different parts of the country at the same time (for this reason, a timeline won't work, and I personally think it would be a boring way to arrange this info). 

For ease of use, this is arranged chronologically, but the info-graphic doesn't necessarily need to be arranged as suchIncluded in this document is place/years/bands that were active in that particular place at that particular time. Also included throughout the document are band/people that link one scene to another. Not sure if these links will be useful, but I figure more data is better.

 Size is 8.5” wide by 5” tall

 I'd like to see options/sketches from the whole class by 3/30. I will then choose 3 "finalists" which I will give corrections/feedback to. I'd like those 3 final illustrations by 4/10. 

Have sketches for Wednesday as usual!! This will be a 2 week project.


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