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Portfolio of the Week - Daniel Martínez

Infographic showcase from the La Razón de México graphics desk

September 14, 2015

It’s been a while since we visited Mexico in this section of Visualoop, a country that is a regular presence in our weekly round ups of infographics published in the print media. So, it’s a great pleasure to showcase the works of one of the members of the country’s most prolific publication making use of infographics and visual journalism, La Razón de México.

With you, Daniel Martínez:

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“I was born in Mexico City in 1987, where I studied graphic design at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, along with taking a course of illustration in San Carlos Academy. I had other jobs different than Journalism (more related to 3d modeling) until Juan Carlos Ramírez, Director of art and Design in the newspaper “La Razón de México”, contacted me to work with him and doing something that I had no knowledge: infographics. There I met Erick Zepeda, Alfredo Peralta and Diego Quiroz and along with them I became an infographic designer and visual journalist.”

“With Juan Carlos Ramírez I learned a lot of editorial design and the greatest infografists of the world: Jaime Serra, Fernando Baptista, Luis Chumpitaz, Alberto Cairo, Josemi Benítez, Alberto Lucas among others, what drove us as a team to improve the quality of our infographics, searching references from “Gulf News”, “La Vanguardia”, “The New York Times”, “South China Morning Post”, “National Geographic”, “El Correo”, “The Washington Post”, and many others who helped us to understand how infographics were made correctly. Following these different sources, along with organized team work and methodology, we be able to win one of the SND awards and Malofiej, two of the top awards given to infographic designers.”

Milestones

“When we were doing the research for the infographic of the 200th anniversary of the Metropolitan cathedral, we tried to take as many pictures as possible, and to make all the questions that would answer our doubts related to it, (because an infographic needs, above all else, good quality in information to make it correctly), and thus, make our first big infographic: “Party for the crown jewel of the city of palaces”.'”

“Thanks to our daily exercise of making infographics everyday and data visualization, our skills and efficiency have improve since we started two years ago. Not all original members remain but their knowledge still helps me to improve the results in new projects.”

And here’s a sample of that collective production:

99.95% reduction in axolotl presence in Xochimilco | La Razón de México

(Research and Infographic: Alfredo Peralta; Illustration: Francisco Lagos; 3d illustration: Daniel Martínez | La Razón de México)

Created the first self-driving Audi| La Razón de México

(Research and Infographic: Daniel Martínez and Alfredo Peralta | La Razón de México)

It’s the third most expensive stadium in the world | La Razón de México

(Research and Infographic: Daniel Martínez, Alfredo Peralta, Erick Zepeda and Miguel Ulloa Maciel | La Razón de México)

Mezcal | La Razón de México


(Research and Infographic: Daniel Martínez, Alfredo Peralta and Francisco Lagos; Illustrations: Francisco Lagos; 3D illustration: Daniel Martínez; Research: Adriana Góchez | La Razón de México)

Monreal supports recover Chapultepec Corridor | La Razón de México

(Research and Infographic: Daniel Martínez and Alfredo Peralta; 3d illustration: Daniel Martínez; Research: Ivette Gutiérrez | La Razón de México)

Nasa delivers space crops | La Razón de México

(Research and Infographic: Daniel Martínez and Alfredo Peralta; 3d illustrations: Daniel Martínez | La Razón de México)

New Monterrey stadium | La Razón de México


(Research and Infographic: Daniel Martínez and Alfredo Peralta; 3d illustrations: Daniel Martínez | La Razón de México)

Party for the crown jewel of the city of palaces | La Razón de México

(Research and Infographic: Erick Zepeda, Diego Quiroz, Daniel Martínez and Alfredo Peralta; Photo Retouching: Jesús Díaz; 3d illustrations: Erick Zepeda, Diego Quiroz and Daniel Martínez; Photo: Erick Zepeda, Alfredo Peralta, Diego Quiroz and Daniel Martínez; Illustration: Erick Zepeda | La Razón de México)

An exoskeleton that needs no batteries | La Razón de México

(Research, 3d illustration and Infographic: Daniel Martínez | La Razón de México)

Skycrapers in Reforma capture 20% of the rent for offices in Mexico City | La Razón de México

(Research and Infographic: Daniel Martínez, Alfredo Peralta, Research: Eduardo Venegas, 3D illustration: Daniel Martínez | La Razón de México)

Software coordinates DF in case of earthquake | La Razón de México

(Research and Infographic: Erick Zepeda and Daniel Martínez; Research: Yared de la Rosa; 3D illustration: Daniel Martínez | La Razón de México)

Bus for sightseeing in Mexico City | La Razón de México

(Research and Infographic: Daniel Martínez and Alfredo Peralta; Research: Ivette Gutiérrez; 3D illustration: Daniel Martínez | La Razón de México)

The death container that changed history | La Razón de México

(Research and Infographic: Alfredo Peralta, Daniel Martínez, Juan Luis Gutiérrez and Francisco Lagos; Illustrations: Francisco Lagos; 3D illustration: Daniel Martínez | La Razón de México)

The monumental work that took 30 years in the making | La Razón de México

(Research and infographic: Erick Zepeda, Alfredo Peralta, Francisco Lagos and Daniel Martínez; Photo: Erick Zepeda; Illustrations: Francisco Lagos; 3d illustrations: Erick Zepeda and Daniel Martínez | La Razón de México)

Urban agriculture that florce in Mexico City | La Razón de México

(Research, 3d illustration and Infographic: Daniel Martínez; Research: Sofía Carranza | La Razón de México)

 

You can follow Daniel’s work on Behance, and we’ll be back next week with another featured designer.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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