June 3rd & 4th, 2015

Francesco Franchi

Francesco Franchi is art director at IL, the magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE. Before that, he worked for five years as a senior designer at Leftloft, a Milan based design studio, dealing with communication design, editorial projects and infographics. Professional journalist since 2010. He's contract professor at IUAV University of Venice and IED in Milan, Turin, and Barcelona and visiting professor at Domus Academy, and Polytechnic University of Milan. He’s member of The Society of Publication Designer and professional member of AIAP, the Italian Council of Communication Design. In 2013 he published Designing News, Changing the world of editorial design and information graphics. During his career he has won many awards and his work has been published and exhibited in several countries, recently at the V&A Museum in London.

Nicholas Felton

Nicholas Felton is a designer, entrepreneur and artist concerned with translating quotidian data into meaningful objects and experiences. He is the author of numerous personal Annual Reports that condense the events of a year into a tapestry of maps, graphs and statistics. The insights and techniques developed from his annual reports have informed his design of Facebook’s Timeline and the creation of the Reporter and Daytum applications. He has been profiled by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and his work is a part of the permanent collection at MoMA.

Duration: Two days
The workshop will take place at:
Palazzo Naldi / Faventia Sales (ground floor)
room 4
Via San Giovanni Bosco n. 1
Faenza (RA)
(View on Google Maps)

Wednesday 3rd,Thursday 4th of June.
The workshop will start at 10.00
Please, be on time.

The workshop aims to translate a complex issue into an effective and recognizable visual form, producing new knowledge and revealing new meanings.

Participants will explore the communication and narrative potential of information visualization.

Building from a foundation of core design concepts like typography, color, and composition, the workshop will proceed through graphing, mapping and labeling approaches towards explorations with Processing to create custom visualization applications.

Participants should gain an understanding of the tools and techniques of data visualization, they will be divided into small groups and under Francesco and Nicholas’ guidance, they will produce an infographic for a given topic.

Needed stuff


  • Laptop with spreadsheet application (Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers)
  • Notebook/Paper, Pen


  • Laptop with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator (download a 30-day trial if you don’t own it)
  • Processing (download from
  • Notebook/Paper, Pen


Great Primer




Media Partners

Frontiers of Interactions FontFeed tiragraffi


Comune di Faenza GrUSP
Interested in sponsoring next Kerning?
Download our sponsor pack, then contact us!

Calling all type lovers

Stay in touch