Monday, November 9, 2015
Most people go blank when they hear the numbers — 46,000 this, one million that — statistics almost incomprehensible because of their magnitude. Since the problem of plastic pollution is so big we thought some simple visual graphics would add some punch to our powerpoint.
When artist/illustrator Michael Bartolos asked if he could trade the use of the windows and studio space at Electric Works for his design services we jumped at the chance to use his skills as a graphic artist to create some informative visuals to represent the statistics about what is happening in the oceans.
We had our first opportunity to try them out at the Georgia Art Educators Association Conference.
This shopping cart graphic really got the message across when the slide came up and we counted out, lingering for pauses: "One...two...three...four...five...
Thanks to Michael for great ideas made visible.