Parsons School for Design

Fall 2014

 

THE GRAMMY AWARDS

The Grammys are the most important awards in the music industry. Winners are chosen by the recording academy, which is made up of artists and other professionals in the industry. This info graphic goes through the 56 years of Grammy Award shows (1959 - 2014) and displays the winners as well as the nominees for “record of the year”, which is the most coveted award of the night. From each winner, a line can be followed to show what other awards were given to them that year. The winners are also divided by gender and genre, which clearly reveal patterns at certain points in history. For each winning record, the weeks that it spent on the billboard hot 100 are shown, and for each winning artist the total number of grammy wins out of the total number of nominations can be seen as well. The nominees are also connected on the outside of the circle to every other time they were nominated for the award. A small diagram of the voting process can also be seen at the bottom. 

PIXAR: THE EVOLUTION OF AN EMPIRE

 

The purpose of this info graphic is to illustrate the history of Pixar as a company and how it was formed, as well as to inform the viewer about all of the studio's films. On the left we can see specific milestones, which are pointed out with illustrations such as 'the origin of the name', 'CAPS' (the program they created for disney animation), 'renderman' (their rendering software), and 'commercials'. On the right we can see a diagram which is divided into two parts, both following the same timeline: 'the history' and 'the movies'. 'The history' is based on the three main founders of Pixar: Ed Catmull, John Lasseter, and Steve Jobs. We can follow each of them within their own timelines and see their career paths leading up to  when each of them began working at Pixar. Above this section, we can see 'the movies'. Each line is representative of one movie series, and are in order of when the first movie of the series was released, from the outside in. Each section of each line shows one movie, beginning at the year when the idea for the movie first came up and ending at the year of the movie's release. To the left of each line of movies are a set of statistics including budgets, box office profits, how many Academy Awards nominations and wins were received, main credits, and a summary of the plot. The sections with a lower opacity (located towards the end) represent the movies which have been announced but have not yet been released. This is also the reason why they do not have the statistics that the other movies do. 

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