One of the many types of illustration work I am getting more calls for is for information graphics. Not just icons, but technical illustration either for instruction manuals, posters or labels. Some would say it’s dry stuff, but somehow I like the challenge of taking the engineer’s scribbles and notes and making it work into something useful and cool.
Recently, I was approached to illustrate a new solar canopy parking structure for the Port of Long Beach. This carport/canopy covers the small fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles that the POLB has for it’s staff to use on corporate outings. It’s their effort to try and offset the port’s carbon footprint and make the organization a little greener. The illustration appears on an outdoor banner affixed to the canopy to explain to the average passerby what the thing is. At ground level, it’s not overly obvious.
The panel’s cells are made to capture various forms of the sunlight’s energy in almost all weather situations. At the bottom are a couple of insets so you can see the detail of the work.