IL magazine features spreads made with “Infographic Thinking” workshop participants
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.
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 [at] gestalten.com.