Infographic poster designs that are part educational resources and part GREAT works of art.
Info•Rama is an exhibit of sophisticated screen-printed infographics crafted by artists Tom Whalen and Kevin Tong at the Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, California. Both artists designed posters that can either function as art or educational references, and could possibly adorned on classroom walls. That is why the exhibit is intentionally scheduled to go along with the start of the school year. The infographic posters are both striking and brilliant that distinguishes them from ordinary educational posters. This is because of the screen-printing process used to create each piece.
With Info•Rama, illustrator Kevin Tong, whose known for his fantastical work, designed a 6-part, brilliantly-coloured guide to human anatomy. He also created a blazing, modern-looking infographic about the life and work of Nikola Tesla, a futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. And a noir-ish illustration depicting a brief history of the USS Los Angeles, the Zeppelin airship built by the U.S. Navy in 1924.
The artist Tom Whalen showcased his vintage-looking illustration style in his series of infographics for the exhibit. The typefaces he used in his guide to the first transcontinental train are reminiscent to that of Wild West signage. His simple and stylized illustration is seen in his brief explanation of the life and habits of the stegosaurus. Whalen used horizontal orientations and standard rectangles in each of his infographics, as well as banner-like orientation for his guides to the Octopus and the Samurai.
“Info•Rama” remains on view through September 17th at the gallery and online at http://bit.ly/1ufR9aX.
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