For our Cherry Blossom guide this year I wanted to do something a little different, after all, its been a century now that we’ve had them in DC.
So I teamed up with awesome Washington Post information designer and illustrator Patterson Clark to create an illustrated, animated guide to the science behind the blossoms.
So often we create infographics via After Effects or Photoshop or Illustrator, I felt the urge to work with Clark to make something tangible. Plus, now we have some sweet art hanging around our cubicles!
Also of note, the beautiful artwork drawn through the video is actually Patterson Clarks’s first attempt at using soft pastels (he normally works digitally, with a Wacom pad and stylus, directly into Photoshop). Of course, he didn’t tell me this until we were done, and if he hadn’t I would have assumed he’d been sketching with pastels for years. Hope you enjoy!