Here is that moment where I publicly confess my love. I find myself in tremulous delight from every new work emerging from Italian Economic edition of IL under direction by Francesco.
You will never confuse his style with others. Beige background, ascetic palette and impeccable form of the elements. Last week, new work on production of honey in Europe was published:
The works can be very diverse, but there is always this unique recognizable style.
We can learn about the technical skills from Francesco — how to deal with the data that does not to fit into a harmonious visual. Lets look at of the works a little closer:
All the attention to the «drops»: this items are used and supported on the level of maximum. The drops have bar charts, and I see two tricks with them. To gain symmetry the bottom raw drops are reversed and graphs and their signs are upside down. That way the values remain positive. But the most creative is the drop in the lower right corner — the values are too long, but graphs are curved.
We recently utilized this «bending» technique when performing work for Geo Magazine where we showed population of Russia and China (10 times difference).
In the last work I noticed the «curls» that flow down from the diagram!
Enjoy the full collection of work from Francesco Franchi on his website.