Infographic companion to True Detective Season 1.
- Problem True Detective has a lot of complexity; it's hard to follow along in detail.
- Solution An infographic companion explaining timeline, character relationships, geography, and mythology.
- My Skills/Roles Data visualization designer, Art director
- Project DetailsThis was completed as a school project during two weeks in April 2015 with John Twentyfive.
Spoiler Alert! True Detective Season 1 is an American crime drama television series on HBO that details the experiences of two detectives as they uncover a web of crime and corruption in the Louisiana Bayou.
This project is a collaboration with John Twentyfive. My responsibilities included doing research, creating the character and location map, and digitizing the timeline.
My partner and I spent a collective 30 hours watching the show and taking notes. We later reviewed these notes to identify key characters, events, and locations. From there, we created a comprehensive timeline and character map.
There are quite a few online fan tributes to True Detective, but none quite captured the creepy, ominous tone of the show. In creating this infographic, we wanted to stay true to the show’s artistic direction while still conveying the qualitative information that helps viewers understand the show. The original infographic measures 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide.