I’m a great fan of infographics. Partly because I love to draw and partly because I think they are truly great at communicating in a visual fashion what you need to say. I was tasked with the design of the campus Climate Action report which gave me a great opportunity to use infographics to tell the story of WCU’s ongoing initiative to decrease its carbon footprint.
technical notes: A photoshop creation from various bits and bobs of winter scenes. I have always loved the C.S. Forester Hornblower novels, particularly Flying Colours, spanning a winter spent in France.
The Pennsylvania State Navy will be at the National Constitution Center on July 2, 2013, as part of the Fourth of July festivities. I designed a quick fact sheet infographic as part of their handout packet for the general public.
Design package for the Pennsylvania State Navy. A 501(c)3 nonprofit reenacting group of the American Revolution. Website is a set of static XHTML and CSS coded pages with a WordPress blog at www.panavy.org
They were Dead Seafruit, turning to ashes in the mouth.
~~ Hornblower and the Hotspur by C.S. Forester
My love for the Horatio Hornblower series of novels knows no bounds. One phrase always struck me as despositive of the entire series — dead sea fruit. the phrase refers to something that appears to be beautiful or full of promise, but is in reality nothing but illusion and disappointment.
There is an actual plant which produces dead sea fruit. Also known as the Sodom Apple plant it grows in the hot oases around the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley regions. It is not a ‘human friendly’ plant, touching it can result in a rash as the sap of the plant is a skin irritant, while the juice is highly poisonous. The fruits are deceptive in nature. From the outside they look edible, but they are anything but – inside the fruit there is nothing but fluffy white fibres and poisonous black seeds. The plant is as dishonest and as accursed as the sinners of the city of Sodom.
This is a WIP (work in progress) of the botanical dead sea fruit.