InfogrAFRICA

IL magazine features spreads made with “Infographic Thinking” workshop participants
Posted by Gestalten—08/2012

The current issue of IL – Intelligence in Lifestyle features infographic spreads developed collaboratively between IL art director Francesco Franchi and the participants of Franchi’s “Infographic Thinking” workshop in July at Gestalten Space.

The feature, “America in Africa: guardia e ladri” (“America in Africa: cops and robbers”), details the United States’ military presence in Africa, and was the primary hands-on example at Franchi’s “Infographic Thinking” workshop at Gestalten Space on July 2nd and 3rd.

Over the two-day workshop, Franchi gave insight into how graphic editors filter information, establish relationships, discern patterns, and develop inspiring and stimulating solutions to contextualize information that simultaneously inspire, inform, entertain and even encourage critical thought.

Francesco Franchi is an editorial and information designer, and since 2008, the art director for IL – Intelligence in Lifestyle, the monthly news magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE, one of Italy’s top financial newspapers. Before IL, he worked as senior designer at Leftloft, a Milan-based design studio developing communication design and infographics for editorial projects.

Embracing new languages in journalism, Franchi is a true master of combining representation and interpretation, creating a visual form that is as graphic as it is narrative, as entertaining as it is informative. His work has been awarded on numerous occasions, including the European Design Awards and at the renowned Malofiej conference.

His work is profiled in Visual Storytelling, Data Flow 2, and Turning Pages.

If you are interested in a follow-up workshop with Francesco Franchi or in any other upcoming workshops, please drop us a line with your contact details at workshops@gestalten.com.

Francesco Franchi - Infographic Thinking

Two-day Workshop
Posted by Gestalten—09/2013
Limited to 20 participants
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Infographic Thinking

Workshop with Francesco Franchi
Posted by Lucas—07/2012

Information designers, editors, illustrators, animators, and journalists came together at Gestalten Space in Berlin on July 2nd and 3rd for a two-day “Infographic Thinking” workshop, the latest in a series of workshops hosted by Gestalten.

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Francesco Franchi

On Visual Storytelling and New Languages in Journalism
Posted by Gestalten—02/2012

Francesco Franchi is the art director for IL-Intelligence in Lifestyle, the monthly magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE, Italy’s leading financial daily.

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