How Gas Pumps Work

How Gas Pumps Work

Info Graphic

While attending The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, I took a class that focused on information and data design. The objective of each project was to pick a subject or topic that you would have interest in visually showing how it works. At the time I was driving a lot and had always wondered how gas pumps actually got the gas to the pump. This poster shows how that is done.

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The Detail

It's the details that count.

In this design I wanted to completely illustrate everything from scratch. Not being one that illustrates all that much I saw this as a interesting challenge to take on. First I referenced lots of items from the internet and collected as many photos of things I would want to try and recreate. After collecting a collage of sorts I started illustrating the items one by one.

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The Illustrations

Illustrations created in Photoshop

I did all the illustration in Photoshop opposed to Illustrator in this piece, as I felt more comfortable applying textures directly to the piece as I worked on it in the build process. Each piece in the poster took me about a day each to complete. After each piece was done I applied textures to the final piece to give it a more rustic kinda “dirty gas” feel, as it was described to me.

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