We all have reasons and influences that affect the graphics we put out. I tend to be a minimalist. An image is only on TV for a few minutes, giving a viewer very little time to process something that you may have spent a fair amount of time with. Sometimes I wonder if making a simple graphic doesn’t feel like enough work…remember the viewers perspective, how much are you asking them to process. Base maps might be a little over decorated too.
This image from IBM keeps popping up in my feed. It makes me think of a great quote I once heard:
“You’re not supposed to come out of a Broadway musical humming the set.”