Monday, 16 August 2010

Post number one

So I finally made a blog. Sure, it took several years to get around to, but Rome wasn't built in a day, and if you look at that time in relation to ALL of the time there has been ever, it really isn't all that much. I named it after the first line of one of my favourite songs, because why not?

Anyway, TO BUSINESS! Recently I've been pretty interested in infographics (or rather, interested in pretty infographics), and after watching the film Inception I got inspired to map out the multi-layered plot on a poster (to make sense of it for me at least, if not anybody else).

An infographic based on this movie is hardly an original concept I know, but I wanted to produce my take on it regardless. A little reading up online revealed some disagreement amongst fans on what exactly happens in some parts, but this is my interpretation, which seems to be well-supported.

I have some ideas for other designs depicting movie plots in similar fashion, and hopefully will knock some more work out soon. Though considering my tendency for procrastination, a week could easily translate into six months, without the help of any special sedative.

1 comment:

  1. Neil,

    Your Inception Infographic is unrivaled! In my opinion, this is the best Inception Infographic that’s been created to date. IMO, it’s better than the fastcodesign Inception Contest winner.

    You’ve managed to capture every key facet in the linear heist and parallel escape. Your Infographic is more accurate than any other one that’s been created.

    Again, thanks for replying to me today and confirming that you’re well aware that the remaining team spent a week in “Level 1: The City” after the Van hit the water. Appreciate you pointing out to me that time is not being shown to scale which does explain why this aspect and why other sub-plot points can’t be read from the graphic alone and that the length of the characters timelines in each level aren’t relative to their time spent in those levels.

    Also, glad to know that my inclination was correct: that the stop-watch in the top white arrow is meant to indicate that the remaining team members (including Fischer) return to Reality as a result of the PASIV dream machine countdown timers expiring on the 747 Plane (after having spent a week in Level 1: The City). Cool!

    And I’m also thrilled to know that you’re well aware of the synchronized series of Double Kicks needed to move back up a layer (since they are all heavily being sedated on the 747 plane)…and that you’ve indicated this in the synchronized kicks being stacked on top of each other with gaps in the darker rings between them. Nice! And I like how you separately listed out Fischer’s Double Kick to move from Limbo back to Level 3: The Snow Fortress (Free Fall in Limbo courtesy of Ariadne coupled simultaneously with the Defibrillator jolting shocks that Eames administers to Fischer’s body in the Snow Fortress). There is no other Inception Infographic that captures the Double Kicks that each character needed to move back up a layer.

    When do you expect to have prints available for sale? I can’t wait to purchase one…frame it…and get it on my wall to display!