From our induction at London Print Studio - a group effort.
The Illustrator's Special Connection with "The 200th in the 10th"
Having been a part of this ongoing project, I'd like to share with you some special items that other media outlets may be unaware of.
First, by now you have seen the promotional images and clips from "The 200th in the 10th," Bones celebratory 200th episode and you know that it's an exquisite homage to the late great English film director and producer, Alfred Hitchcock. Did you also know that the freelance illustrator who crafted the visual concept of this amazing piece of work is none other than Zhenia Vasiliev. Okay, yes, so you may have already hear that, but did you know that Vasiliev was part of the two-man team who designed 'The 39 Stats: Charting Hitchcock's Obsessions.' Imagine how excited we all were in late October when Alex informed us Vasiliev was creating our infographic! Note: In preparation for the 200th episode, you might want to study that Hitchcock infographic because the direction, cinematography and aesthetic of "The 200th in the 10th" comes straight out of the Hitchcock playbook.
Catherine also mentions our infographic had a good reception with Bones creator, Hart Hanson and Bones Executive Creator, Stephen Nathan. Here's the screenshots of their tweets:
Such a great idea, to use OpenType technology to convert math formulas to actual visualization! Have yet to test it - but thank you very much to my colleague Jim Kynvin for spotting it! Font is made by FontFont: here's the source link.
"The fact then that since I can't have data on paper when I am sketching what comes to mind and designing a data visualization, I feel that it is very helpful to explore visual features and visual aggregations that start exactly from what you have in mind, and that can serve to open questions on the data itself. I see this as a shortcut from your head to the final piece of data visualization."
Three distinct phases for me in my design process:
- A first phase when I am interested in the main macro categories of data we are analyzing;
- second phase where I just focus on the singular elements, the entry points that we have, to figure out which shapes, colors, features we might invent to better represent them
- Final phase where I would structure what I’d expect to finally create, not in illustrator (digital format), but on paper
Different-coloured dry pastels.
A new major collaboration from me and electronic musician Moonscape: his new album The Future We Have All Been Waiting For which is out today and a series of nine drawings I made for it (one per track).
Listen to the music: https://play.spotify.com/album/26j123jxGvGqpJsnAt3dDx
And look at my drawings while you do:http://www.evasilev.com/drawing/#/tfwhabwf/
Congratulations to Daniil Aleksandrov!
Street sketch from Brno this summer - just found it.
Just heard from Ilaria Ruggeri, who sent this nostalgic photo of our group from WT/ISIA Urbino Summer School in July. Fun times these were! Thank you for tutors and fellow Summer Schoolers!
I quite like the idea of an equation, because it doesn't point only to art or to science, but has that universal kind of feel for any aspect of life. Artist is of course an equation with his art, meaning that an artist is not balanced if she does not create. But so is everybody else - any person finds its own approach, their own process that balances things out, to get to that cosmic equation that is so much spoken of in Nature and in human mind, and in relation of the two.
Equation, in turn, is a mathematical concept which lends itself quite logically to visual representation. This is a thing to think about, but here's a quick sketch made the other day of some kind of logical construction found in real life:
Basically, two dudes covering the roof of a building - one below, another on the top. The circular motion of the bucket connects the two, and so does their own co-motions. The lower man goes to the car on our right to fill the bucket, the top man goes to the left out of the picture to do the roof work. Then the process repeats.
Tried to capture main directional lines rather than compositions of any particular screens.
A sparkling example of how deep an icon starts to look when you place a grid behind it, although in this case, these are masterfully designed icons! Here's a link to the full presentation. #guardian #icons