I loved working with HobbyFarms.com, but to say that some of the topics were foreign and a bit out there for me would be an understatement. Two of my favorite went way beyond my knowledge base. There is nothing like explaining at a staff meeting that you are working on an info-graph about lard or the ruminant digestive track of farm animals.
For the “Rumination Station” graphic I collaborated with the in house illustrator Tom Kimbal. I created the over all look and had him draw the 4 cartoons of the cow doing various activities. I drew the rest of the visual elements. I really like how the two styles compliment each other and in the end I think we did a very good job presenting a rather complex subject in a very easy to understand format. The ultimate compliment was when we had readers requesting poster size prints for their classrooms and 4-H clubs.
The “Oh Lardy!” Graphic I worked closely with the editor who requested a modern yet classic feel for the graphic that was focusing how to use the classic comeback fat in cooking. we went with a duo-tone color scheme and I drew all of the illustrations and charts resulting in a fun “pinable” resource.
If you like these graphics you may also want to check out the following graphics that sort of fall in the same category:
- A Hobby Farms Thanksgiving
- Mind Your Mulch
- Sick Chickens? Spot the Symptoms
- Baby Kale It’s Cold Outside (Frost Tolerant Veggies)