Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Giant Panda Population Infographics

This is a graph I made for the infographics assignment. It shows the population of the endangered Giant Panda since the 1970's. This entry is unfinished. I still have to add population numbers next to the bars and I want to make the grid in the background less noticeable. I chose to make the top of the bars circular  because I feel that giant pandas are very round creatures and have been portrayed as such in the past. I feel that the little panda icons I have created within those circles illustrates this idea. The pandas achieve this because they are created only from circles. The relationship between the pandas circles and the circle it is enclosed in is apparent. This is also the reason for the roundness of the font I chose. The background  colors are earthy type colors that I felt would relate to the environmental subject and the environment in which the giant panda resides. I feel the colorful candy like colors displayed in the graph bars display how the panda is portrayed in some of out pop culture (e.g. Hello Panda, Pandapple, panda inernet videos). I feel that using this combination of the pandas natural environment and our perception of the panda creates a great identity for this infographic.

Here is what it turned out after a little more work.


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