Your Assignment

Info Porn — Take Delight In Numbers.

Choose a topic of interest. It could be baseball, motocycles, Barbie Dolls … it’s on you. Find some numbers related to it. So, for example, you could graph the powerband of the Harley Davidson Soft Tail Fat Boy. In this specific example, you would graph horsepower on one axis and RPM on the other. Don’t hesitate to pass your idea by me before you start.

To make sense of your graph, you’ll give me an explainer. Put your information in context, graphically. Your graph needs to be delivered in the form of a cohesive, unified page design — a letter-sized page. Create this layout in InDesign.

When you place your graph in InDesign, you should place a native Illustrator (.ai) document.

It's important that the graph you place in InDesign is fully outlined. Before you place your graph, make sure you duplicate your document. Outline all fonts in the graph. Also, select this duplicate graph, then expand it using Object > Expand...

Elements of your design:

  • A title — Make it zingy.
  • Some explanatory text. Make it interesting, well written and error-free.
  • A graph — This is the visual centre piece of your design.
  • Other graphics to create a cohesive, topical design.

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The above example shows the elements of the layout. It’s quite elaborate. Yours will be vector based – more illustrative.

Your Submission

This assignment is due before the start of your next class.

No raster images (photos) are allowed in this assignment.

Folder structure:

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Make sure all your layers are unlocked in all your files. Check your Illustrator Links panel to make sure there are no placed images in your document. If there are, delete them.