Evolution of Women's Underwear by University of Cincinnati
There are two halves to my infographic about women's underwear: information from the U.S. and information from around the world. The U.S. half includes visuals of women's underwear showing the changes over the years starting in the 1800s with corsets. After that, it moves to the 1900s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and ends with the 2000s. It highlights inventors of specific pieces of lingerie from some of the years, extra facts surrounding the lingerie from each time, and significant years that impacted lingerie in society. The other half includes descriptions of what different cultures from around the world used to wear as women's undergarments, extra visuals of the smaller details, and definitions of different pieces of garments worn as underwear. As part of my visuals, I added a lace border separating the two halves and a background detail behind the U.S. half of a corset piece from the 1800s. The most ideation I did regarding this project was the placement of my illustrations around my text, making room for everything I wanted to include while placing it in an order that showed the evolution of the underwear. While making my big, main illustrations was the most enjoyable part of the process, I loved making my smaller illustrations within the text, something I added last, to help bring more visuals to my textual information.