Things that stand out for me personally, look for patterns, interrelationships, gaps, oddities in your hoard. Create order out of the collections using your own method and categorisation.
Apart from shoes, other hoarding I have is music, with the increase of MP3’s the older formats of CD, Cassette and Vinyl have really become extinct with everyday use. Though, I am aware vinyl is making a trend come back.
I decided to dig through my music collection of pre-MP3s, which consists of vinyl, cassettes and CD’s. I inputed the relevant data I wanted to collect and arrange for my infographic.
Snap shot of the fields of catagorisation – Artist, Genre, Year and Format. I couldnt really use the album name for any data collection to categorised, so I left that off.
Filtered List by Quantities
Filter List Music Quantities by Year
Interestingly, I discovered that I have no albums from 2009, probably didn’t go music shopping as I was pregnant.
Filtered list – Music by Genre
I found this quite painful because a lot of Artist have multiple genres! I decided to categorise to the most relevant genre or I would have found it difficult to complete my infographic.
Design Layout and Research Reference
I initially looked a pie charts in Illustrator and decided it wasn’t the best format for the data display. I decided I would use a written infographic, designed like a gig poster, which would be relevant as it’s a music collection. I researched designs that I liked to refer to for it’s creation. As well as this Vintage poster I researched retro designs in Pinterest for my pre-MP3 music collection as the retro design would be conceptually correct for these out dated audio digital/analogue file formats.
I took photos of my vinyl record labels to see how they would look, I used the magic wand tool and remove some of the label and info on the record to give a worn out vintage look.
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Data removed – Vintage look
b/w and added back in the record grooves
I started to create a logo design in Photoshop called Surface Noise, this means that all the pre-MP3 music collection has ‘surface noise’ when played as the format isn’t as high quality sound as digital MP3s, of course with vinyl and cassettes in analogue this is quite relevant.
Ideas for colour design of logo to blend into background of design
Initially I started with red then moved to grey, I used a grainy texture to depict a vintage look.
Faded out the background image using low opacity.
Arranged my data into the infographic, using glyphs as semiotics. Arrange positive data at the top and negative data at the bottom. I also gave the background a brick wall effect.
To finish my design I wanted to give a grunge vintage look as everything look just a bit too fresh. So I used a duplication of a grunge texture one as an overlay and the other pin light to highlight the data on the background vinyl, adjusting the opacity.