Earlier this week, I was at the WAN-IFRA Youth Engagement Summit in Warsaw. I had a lot of fun doing the graphic recording at the conference and at the award ceremony for the World Young Reader Prize (Flickr set). There was a lot of interest in my drawings, and pictures immediately started going up on Twitter, so I decided to share some of those tweets with you.
What I love about graphic recording is that it constantly challenges you to come up with visual metaphors for abstract concepts. Sometimes people give you really good images (such as the ‘grease’ example below), but mostly you’re on your own. Here is a selection of images from a recent gig which I am really happy with.
Last weekend, I went to the Media Hack Day organized by WAN-IFRA in preparation for the World Publishing Expo. I didn’t get there until Sunday afternoon, just in time for the final presentations of the projects, which took place at breakneck (or in my case, breakwrist) speed. Each presentation was only allotted 3 minutes, so I could only make very sparse notes on each one. However, after I made a composite image, and added a border of small blue icons I had made in preparation for the event, I was very happy with the result.
At the moment, it’s incredibly hard to find the time to draw, but whenever I have a little time on my hands these days, I turn to Ivan Brunetti’s wonderful little book Cartooning. It’s a collection of exercises for aspiring cartoonists, and so far I have only managed to do one set of them. However, it’s been a lot of fun, and I wanted to share the results with you.
It’s been a while since my last post, due to the fact that I was on vacation, and I’ve been so busy with other things, I hardly got around to do any doodling. I wanted to share one thing with the world though: a storyboard for a short infographic animation on the topic of tax havens I made a few weeks ago. It’s the first time I tried my hand at storyboarding, and it’s far from perfect, but I am still pretty pleased with it. (Flickr link)