>Graphics Jam

By: Eris Weaver | Date: August 9, 2010 | Categories: Uncategorized


I spent a good chunk of last week at the annual conference of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners, a creative bunch of folks who help businesses document meetings, capture ideas, and solve problems using graphics. I am relatively new to this practice (you can see examples of my graphic work here), so it was really wonderful to see masters at work. There were multiple opportunities to learn and play with everyone at multiple graphic jams. Every presentation was recorded by multiple artists, so you could compare and contrast varying styles. Lots of cool photos of the event are being posted on Flickr.

I was very excited to hear keynote speaker Dan Roam, whose book The Back of the Napkin should be required reading for everyone.

I came home with multiple book from The Grove; a huge pile of REFILLABLE markers from Neuland; and I won TWO gift certificates from Landau Chartworks, the great folks who do all my scanning.