I love illustrated quotes. I was poking around the web one day and came across a bunch of beautifully done ones over on Pretty Zoo, which inspired me to illustrate some new ones of my own. Playing with type has never been my favorite part of the design process (that place in my heart is reserved for ♥ color ♥) , so every once in a while I like to try to bulk up my skills a little by attempting to illustrate a quote, a song lyric, or a line from a movie (yes…for fun. Once again, my geekiness shines through).
I’m also a bit of a nerd for infographics. I love them. Probably because of my passionate love of useless random facts. I’ve wanted to attempt one forever, but I haven’t quite figured out what the subject should be. It’ll probably pop into my head one day when I’m zooming down the highway at 65 mph with an uncharged phone and no pen to record the idea. The Oatmeal did a couple of hilarious infographics about coffee and beer, which would have been fun topics, but I want to do someone new. One of the best ones I’ve even seen is What Are the Odds? It’s a mind-bender for sure.
What I ended up with is this weird hybridization of a quote done in an infographic style. I’ve always liked this quote a lot. There’s another great Einstein quote I like that says “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” but I’ve seen too many other illustrations of that one. I wanted to do something different. If you search Einstein quotes, there’s a huge selection of good ones. I mean, he was a brilliant man. Of course he would have some insightful things to say.