Science based graphics have always been a favorite challenge. They often involve technical or complex processes that can be tricky to illustrate. I find that the best solution is to use restraint — leaving most of the toys in the box and playing with just one or two. Simple diagrams, ample white space and minimal color keep information clear and on point.

Shown here are a selection of favorites. The first is a map of the moon created for a Washington Post special section on the Apollo 11 landing.  Two more graphics produced at The Post detail SpaceShipOne's first foray into space and the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft's trek to Saturn. The last graphic was produced for the Baltimore Sun, detailing a medical operation known as the ‘Whipple Procedure’.
Software: Freehand, Illustrator,
Photoshop, StrataPro 3D
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