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 No.973

I want to start making infographics for my college to use them as a way to spread Marxism and leftist theory

- Does anyone here studies Graphic Design or something Art-related?
- Which principles or rules should I follow when making these contents?
- Can you provide some links with examples of leftist media and design?, I'm aware of some artistic currents and their names (Like Soviet Constructivism), but I would like to know &lthow> to "use" them

 No.982

As someone with a solid education in art/design, the most important thing I can think of is readability.
That is, making the words and main image you use readable from a distance by making them big enough.

Other than that, you should really just stick to traditional painter's principles of visual design since that is what I find the most effective even just with 3-color posters.

If you want to learn more, look up the work of James Gurney and especially his book 'Color and Light - A Guide for the Realist Painter'.
To start you off, look up his own 'Windmill Principle' (https://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2008/04/windmill-principle.html), which helps a ton with understanding how to make text and images contrast against one another effectively.

 No.989

I've read this many years ago, it is a good introduction.

 No.1241

>>982
That link is broken.

 No.1243

>>1241
The board's software wasn't smart enough to figure out where the link ends. Try this:
https://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2008/04/windmill-principle.html

 No.1555

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0. Start with your copy text
1. Start with a grid to lay out you elements. Search typographic grid
2. Learn how to use font, font size, and color to impose structure on the document. Never use more than three different text styles.
3. Add 1-3 graphic elements to catch the eye or illustrate a point.
3. Don't use similar colors, choose a main color and a contrast color.

 No.1819

>>973
Graphic Designer here: First rule of an infographic, don't go for different fonts or fancy shit like Papyrus, son't use a bunch of different colors for different sentences and makes sure things are legible and compact yet still have room to breathe, packed, disorganized information is an instant way to see if something was made by a newbie

 No.1828

this is a comfy thread ngl

 No.1849

Don't ask why, but my toaster can only handle MSpaint.

I'm trying to use these preexisting designs to make three logos/stencils[?] that represent said animals below.

The colour pallet would need to be swapped with Red and black, while possibly keeping the yellow and white. Blue might be possible, but I don't know if I can screen print that many fucking colours on my budget :\

Any suggestions, or if some more skilled/pro anon wants to mess around with them please feel free because I've got no experience or talent in this department…

 No.2018

>>1819
Yep basically two to three fonts max - most of your info text should be all the same simple legible font. Header text or flavor text can be a different font but generally you want a similar style- a lot of design websites also will feature font "combinations" that work well together. There are lots of excellent stylish free fonts on graphic design websites- but don't go wild.

Generally you want infographics to be as legible as possible - occasionally a controlled amount of illegibility can be used to keep the viewer engaged longer but that's advanced stuff and mostly for ads.

One key concept is to think about what your goal and target audience is and how that affects the design.

Is this supposed to go viral on instagram/twitter/etc? Then use only the most critical, actionable information and keep it to about 5 sentences or bullets per image with the first image containing the most interesting content to draw the viewer in. If it's supposed to be a printed pamphlet then you may design in all black and white to save on printing and can use smaller text in longer sections (use line breaks every few sentences to make it more digestible) within the document itself. If it's a poster/call to action you may want just the critical info Event name, date/time, instructions and use a link or phone number so that viewers can get more information if the need it.

 No.2038

great site : https://b-ok.cc/s/Graphic%20Design
10 dls a day with a free account
yes it's just libgen but you have the covers and descriptions so it tells you a little bit about the book, plus recommendations which can be pretty good
I also have those pngs lying around

 No.2039


 No.2040

>>2038
>>2039
where did you find these icons? this is fancy stuff

 No.2041

>>2040
all here

 No.2042

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'll try and find what I have

 No.2043

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 No.2044

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 No.2045

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this is more related to art but I think it's a really interesting image
and I don't have a lot of books but here's a starter :
https://mega.nz/folder/dqZmgQCZ#RgH8dZ0dTfT66S6I8fitcg

Aaaand I'm realizing I probably have a shitton of links bookmarked already
So here what I can find :
https://www.mediafire.com/?i44dwzkf9j9n8#id66154bjgsoy
https://mega.nz/folder/GRwjxLiD#wUkiwGjOaXyI5ajdAwRW6w/folder/ncZAXBYK

 No.2046

>>2045
u r a cool person
thx :D

 No.2047

This is great!

 No.3489

OP here;
Thanks to all for your help, you guys have posted great stuff.
I really haven't been working a lot on my "artistic" skills, COVID kinda' botched my plans for this semester and other crap has popped up, lol

Keep the knowledge coming &lt/3


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