Typography is the art of arranging type to make it seem appealing and to communicate certain messages. There are several different types of fonts that have been created over the years such as helvetica and arial. Typography is important when it comes to designing an infographic.
Hierachy and selecting different types of fonts will be important in my essay. Typographic hierachy is a system of organising type to show a system of importance. This allows the reader to find points easily throughout the infographic.
There are a few basic techniques used to establish hierachy:
– Size: this is the easiest way to develop hierachy
-Weight: using a bolder font
-Colour: different colours, warm colours pop and cold colours don’t
I found a nice font online that suits my image. It is a party banner font that I will use for the title of my image. Not sure what other fonts I will use in my image yet.
When I started on illustrator I decided to give up on my balloon concept and went for the house one instead. This was a little easier and divided the steps better than the balloon bunches. Progress so far.
For some reason the colour is changing when the image is being exported, in the illustrator file I have used lighter colours but you still get the idea!
Party planning is something that is common and done by almost everyone. At some point, each person has thrown some type of party, whether it is a sleepover or a proper social event. My info-graphic is inspired by 21st, as this is the season where a new party is thrown every week, and when each party follows a basic layout.
For 21st, and other events, alcohol and food are supplied unlike BYO parties. This means that alcohol and food have to be planned, adding to the party steps involved.
Other elements that have to be organised are gazebos, hired glasses, caterers and decorations. These are all steps that have to be planned in advance.
I found several different articles online about what steps are important when throwing a party, and have chosen several simple ones to communicate to the audience the basic elements behind party planning.
Steps to throwing a party:
1. Pick a date
3 months out:
2.Create a guest list, invite people (either Facebook event or invites)
3. Set your budget – 20 people – $200, 80 people – $700
4. Type of event – cocktail, BBQ
2 Months out:
5. Rental order
6. Plan the menu
2 weeks out:
7. Buy food and drinks
8. RSVP reminder
9: Start decorating and bringing the party together
Concept 1: I thought about doing the different times as balloon bunches. The three bunches would be separated from each other to show the three different time stages. Each balloon bunch will need to be a different colour to make it clear that they are separate.
Concept 2: Again this concept has something to do with balloons. In this concept I thought the different steps could go in balloons, and then the balloon string can connect one step to the next. In this concept I would just have the steps instead of having the steps separated in to different groups.
Concept 3: Each level of the house will be a different time stage. So the top of the house will be 3 months, two months, 2 weeks etc. The house layers will have different colours to show the different stages.
Concept 4: Have party banners go across the page, and have the steps inside the party banner triangles. Banners are something that are always associated with throwing parties.
At the moment I am thinking of going with concept one, as I think that this could look really cool! But I am worried that the page may be too busy with the balloons so we will see how we go!
So I have been trying to decide how i will divide up my information. At first, I thought I would just go through a basic checklist of what is needed to throw a good party but after looking through Pinterest I may want to do a timeline of what needs to be organised leading up to the event.
On pinterest, there are a few party planners who divide the steps into times. These are 4-6 months, 2 months, and then a few weeks, then the day before. These could divide my information nicely and make it presentable and easy to read on my infographic.
For my design I’m going to need lots of different colours. Most campaigns or ads only use one or two colours in their designs! So it may look a bit different when i use a few of them. Different colours communicate different messages. Base colours such as blue, yellow and red are the most common colours used for logos and advertisements. I am going to have to communicate a message with the colours, and they are all going to have to go together. I think I will use basic colours, that will go together nicely and possibly use a blue as my background colour as this seems to be a popular colour for top brands.