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Francesco Franchi: Infographic Thinking

Two-day Workshop at National Library Building, Singapore
Date: October 23–24, 2014
Time: 10:00–19:00
Location: National Library Building, Singapore
Language: English
Limited to 30 participants
Participation Fee:

SGD $900
To register, email Registration closes on October 9, 2014.

Gestalten and Methodology invite you to join our upcoming workshop in Singapore with Francesco Franchi, a master of information design and the art director of IL—Intelligence in Lifestyle, the monthly news magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE, one of Italy’s top financial newspapers.

Over the two-day "Infographic Thinking" workshop, Franchi will give insight into how graphic editors contextualize information in such a way as to be able to inspire, inform, entertain, and even encourage critical thought. A new generation of visual journalists and graphic editors are reinventing news on paper through a new form of journalistic expression; infographics is a narrative language where content and visuals coexist to deliver a cohesive story that is both informative and accessible, while actually enhancing the story being told. 

Workshop particpants will be divided into small groups, and under Franchi’s guidance, produce an infographic for a given topic to be announced at the workshop. Similar to our Berlin workshops, one final infographic will be chosen and collaboratively developed further into a feature story, which will published as a spread in a future issue of IL—Intelligence in Lifestyle magazine. Participants should bring their own laptops with the Adobe CS software installed. To watch the video on last year’s workshop, visit here.

About the host

Francesco Franchi is an editorial and information designer, and since 2008, the art director for IL–Intelligence in Lifestyle. 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. 

Franchi’s first book Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics was published by Gestalten in 2013.

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