My infographic is entitled “Transgender Mortality Rates.” It shows statistics related to murders, assault, and healthcare in the transgender community. I am passionate about this topic because my brother is trans, so I often worry about his well-being. Transgender people have very low life expectancies. I used the colors of the transgender flag for my infographic because I thought it would be recognizable to people who know the flag, and the bright colors will catch the eyes of those who don’t. The colors are also pink and blue, the stereotypical boy and girl colors.
My dollar sign design was inspired by initials written in old scripts for seal stamps. Giddyup was my inspiration for the handling of the line through the middle. My first sketch is on the right, and my final design is in the center.
I had my mother print out and give my coloring pages to Piper. At first she thought they were mean because I love to tease her, but she really likes attention so she came around. She asked why I only gave her a few pages and not a whole book. I’m definitely going to continue my project and keep drawing Piper’s stories.
This week, I created the font “Pipeface” out of Piper’s handwriting using Calligraphr.com.
I’m going to use the font in my process book and illustrations.
This is a spread from my process book using the font and a photo taken during Thanksgiving break.