Diagram Studio 2013 SP Week 01b

Iconography / Pictograms


Lecture on iconography graphics

Download Slides from here.

Category discussion

Discussion on appropriate iconography subjects.  Find a family of things that can be translated to iconographic graphics.

  • Airport Signage
  • Olympic Sports
  • Cities in a country
  • Product range of Apple
  • Your Friends

Sketchbook Exercise

Based on your theme, start drawing parent icon and 10+ child icons.

Assignment 1.0

Based on your in-class sketch, create 1 parent icon and 10+ child icons, using Adobe Illustrator.  Lay them out in a 11×17” sheet of paper, print it out, and bring it to the next class.  Do not add any text to the layout.  Also, upload the image to your page of this website.

Important things to consider are:

  • Simplicity
  • Clarity of meaning
  • Consistency among family

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