Winter is Coming
Just like building an informative snowman - layer after layer.
Every month ixtract creates an infografic spread for the Berlin public transportation (BVG). In January's issue the preparations and services surrounding the transportation system during the winter are displayed. Sorting through a vast array of different files and documents, ixtract condensed the important information into one single image.
After extracting and clustering the given information from various sources we put together the key features that should be shown. The plan was to give an interesting and fun approach, while explaining the wide range of tasks that come along with winter in Berlin. Since many of the tasks usually go unnoticed we wanted to shed light on these details in particular.
Starting out with a comic-style look we decided to combine the elements some more and went with a large scene, common to most people in Berlin. The detailed extra Information were sorted and spread out to give further insight into some areas.
After the right layout was found to fit everything into the scene, the main image took shape. We were building up the scene layer by layer and in frequent contact with the customer to show every detail just right. Even with the comic-style look the content has to be accurate of course.
The final details were added and a finishing touch to the whole colouring turned everything into a fun scene which people from Berlin will surely find entertaining and enlightening.