Designer Irina Blok tells modern life through graphics. As someone who works for a tech company during the day, she’s no stranger to these types of “professional” graphics. In her spare time, she creates #honestcharts that reflect everyday life, from COVID-19 to the innate challenges of being human.
Blok started her ongoing series of graphics in response to all the serious graphics she sees at work. “After staring at presentation slides for hours every day,” she tells My Modern Met, “when I stop working at night, my head is always full of charts!” So she started illustrating how her life changed during the pandemic in a series of “before and after” scenarios, like her wardrobe before COVID and her wardrobe during the lockdown.
Blok continued his drawing with Venn diagrams and histograms that still speak to the pandemic. But now, she also tackles topics like impostor syndrome and procrastination. “I think charting is a very powerful method to communicate a complex concept in a very easy and understandable way. Anything can be charted, from feelings to quantity and time…the possibilities are endless.
Scroll down for some of Blok’s latest #honestcharts. To see what she draws next, follow her on Instagram.
Designer Irina Blok tells the story of modern life through fun charts and graphics.
The artist also has a series of graphics humorously comparing life before and after COVID.
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