The assignment was to create an infograph over any topic, laid out in any way as long as one side was 13 in. In a sense, gather as much information as possible and condense it down to a manageable, logic state while still maintaining visual appeal. This is an especially tricky task when you want to keep a clean modern aesthetic, but that exactly the direction I wanted to go.
Snowboarding is very close to my heart and reminds me of home. I thought back to when I got my first snowboard, and the ski shop worker was explaining all the different customization each board had and what function they served. This memory influenced the topic which I decide to investigate. When I approached my professor wanting to fill an infograph of the different elements snowboard gear can have, he was worried I wouldn't find enough information. Well, I surprised him and myself in my research with how much I found. By breaking it up into subcategories, creating a clear hierarchy typographically, and keeping a grid I created a clean arrangement of information, while still drawing the viewer in. I knew that the typical design route for snowboarding would be to go with snow and white, but there's a whole subculture of snowboarding that is sleek, black, and exciting. Just look at snowboard designs. I played off this vibe in the black background, movement of the snow, manipulation of the heading type, and showcasing a geometric Neversummer snowboard. This all works together to present the data in a way that makes sense with the topic, and create a successful display of information.
I created an infographic that captures the feel of snowboarding without being the most obvious solution. There is motion contrasting order. Cleanliness supported by geometric illustrations. Logical placement popping off a dark background. Overall an infographic that does snowboard gear justice.