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The art of instructional graphics

As a proponent of using graphics in instructions, I'm a huge fan of airline safety cards. Of course, I'm not the only one who finds instructional art so compelling.

But my favorite designer of instructional graphics is Matthew Vescovo, creator of InstructoArt. I have the book (Lesson 1), and it's been a great source of inspiration for me when designing serious and important instructional materials.

Matthew refers to himself as "Master of the Obvious", but the subtlety in his work shouldn't be underestimated. I'm pleased to see that MTV has not only recognized his abilities, but decided to offer his "Informative Yet Aeshethically Pleasing" instructional pieces as a public service to viewers.

If only I'd seen this one years ago, I could have saved myself an unimaginable amount of confusion and wasted time. And this one alone could reduce trips to the ER.

Be sure to check out the "archives" and "new" for the animated versions, and click on the guy's torso to view stills from the life-enhancing book. Let's all be safe out there.

Posted by Kathy on February 6, 2005 | Permalink


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why the purple fuck would one want a passionate user? "i'm going to passionately open my hotmail account. i'm going to passionately use this exel spreadsheet". wtf?

Posted by: grundoon | Nov 13, 2005 7:05:38 PM

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