Posts tagged with ‘graphics’

Designing the News

While at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Johnny Selman monitored the BBC and created a poster out of each day’s “most important” news. The result is BBCx360.

Via Imprint:

"The purpose of this project is to promote the awareness of global current events with the American public," Selman wrote in the introduction to his website. “‘American citizens know little about current events in general and even less about overseas events’ according to The Washington Post in 2006."

Shown here:

  • May 7, 2011 - Libya ‘scatters mines’ in Misrata
  • August 29, 2011 - Colombia’s long task to identify conflict victims
  • August 16, 2011 - Tibetan monk burns himself to death in China
  • April 23, 2011 - Syria protests: Security forces shoot at mourners
  • April 19, 2011 - India: Haryana widows battered to death

Visit BBCx360 to view this exceptional project.

Men’s Journal: Now Extra Manly
Wenner Media’s Men’s Journal hits the stands with a new logo.
Via Armin Vit:

The new logo abandons the outlines, shadows, and dimensionality in favor of a bad-ass, bold, and condensed treatment. The combination of hard angles in the “S” and “R” coupled with the barely round corners gives the logo an extra masculine whiff that the previous logos lacked. The tracking and kerning is quite impeccable too and it looks great emblazoned across the width of the magazine’s cover.

Image: Old logo on left, new on the right. Via Under Consideration.

Men’s Journal: Now Extra Manly

Wenner Media’s Men’s Journal hits the stands with a new logo.

Via Armin Vit:

The new logo abandons the outlines, shadows, and dimensionality in favor of a bad-ass, bold, and condensed treatment. The combination of hard angles in the “S” and “R” coupled with the barely round corners gives the logo an extra masculine whiff that the previous logos lacked. The tracking and kerning is quite impeccable too and it looks great emblazoned across the width of the magazine’s cover.

Image: Old logo on left, new on the right. Via Under Consideration.

Happy Valentines Day

Here are a few of our favorite Google Valentine Doodles over the years.

Images: Google Doodles (and commentary) via Network World.

All the Tools You Need to Sketch an Interface
The “Art” of Sketching Interfaces by Naughty Little Scamps for a presentation at Interactions12 in Dublin. 

All the Tools You Need to Sketch an Interface

The “Art” of Sketching Interfaces by Naughty Little Scamps for a presentation at Interactions12 in Dublin. 

NFL Economics with Bill Maher

In a “New Rules” segment, Bill Maher argues that the NFL is so successful because its share the wealth economics mirror the “socialist” policies of US Democrats while the MLB is less successful because of its Republican oriented capitalism.

Independently, London-based animator Fraser Davidson took the audio and interpreted it with some Soviet-era style graphics.

The Atlantic explores the socialist NFL versus the capitalist Major Leagues here.

Slate’s take on it is here.

The Big Book of Fonts, 1912 Edition
Via Kottke.org:

The Internet Archive is hosting a copy of the American Specimen Book of Type Styles put out by the American Type Founders Company in 1912. It’s a 1300-page book listing hundreds of typefaces and their possible use cases.

The Big Book of Fonts, 1912 Edition

Via Kottke.org:

The Internet Archive is hosting a copy of the American Specimen Book of Type Styles put out by the American Type Founders Company in 1912. It’s a 1300-page book listing hundreds of typefaces and their possible use cases.

Fox’s Graphics Department Continues with its Very Bad Week

Fox’s Graphics Department Continues with its Very Bad Week

Fox’s Graphics Department is Having a Very Bad Week

And it’s only Wednesday.

The unemployment graph where 8.6 is magically greater than 8.8 or 8.9 floated through the Tumblr on Monday (the horizontal lines have been added to the original Fox graphic).

Now it’s on to geography. Let’s admire how New Hampshire replaces Vermont and Utah is now Nevada.

Images via Media Matters.

Weapons of Mass Creation
A bit of afternoon awesome by Justin Kamerer via Angryblue.
H/T: Colossal.

Weapons of Mass Creation

A bit of afternoon awesome by Justin Kamerer via Angryblue.

H/T: Colossal.

The days of Excel spreadsheets and HTML tables are gone. Whether we’re watching on TV, reading online, or in a newspaper we expect beautiful and easy to understand representations of important information, no matter how large the underlying data is. DocumentCloud, Information is Beautiful, Piwik, Mining of Massive Datasets, PACER, Google Refine, Google Fusion Tables, Google Public Data Explorer, IBM’s Many Eyes, and ScraperWiki are just some of the data driven journalism tools widely used by mainstream media today.

Comic Books, Grids and Designing the News

The Color Machine produced this interview with Khoi Vinh, former design director for the New York Times. In it, Vinh talks about design grids, reducing complexity and how comic books helped him formulate a design theory of his own.

Unrelated but Interesting: Vinh and Scott Ostler just launched Mixel. It’s a social iPad collage making tool for the iPad.

Via Vinh’s blog Subtraction:

Our goal with Mixel is to turn the act of art-making into something incredibly easy, fun and even addictive. Just as importantly, we also want art-making to be deeply social. Mixel is a social network of its own — you sign in with Facebook, and you can find and follow anyone on the network to see all the great work they’re producing. You can also comment, like and share the art, just as you would on any other social network.

But we chose collage for a very important reason: it makes art easy. Photos, the component pieces of every collage, are among the most social and viral content on the Web, and allowing people to combine them into new, highly specific expressions of who they are and what they’re interested in is powerful. Collage also has a wonderfully accessible quality; few people are comfortable with a brush or a drawing implement, but almost everyone is comfortable cutting up images and recombining them in new, expressive, surprising or hilarious ways. We all used to do this as kids.

Mixel is available in the iTunes store. A video of it in action is at mixel.cc.

With halloween just around the corner, we’d be remiss in our civic duty if we didn’t pass along this essential: A Guide To Zombie Survival.

With halloween just around the corner, we’d be remiss in our civic duty if we didn’t pass along this essential: A Guide To Zombie Survival.

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Comparing Recessions and Recoveries: Job Changes

Perspective on what we’re dealing with, guys: “Horizontal axis shows months. Vertical axis shows the ratio of that month’s nonfarm payrolls to the nonfarm payrolls at the start of recession. Note: Because employment is a lagging indicator, the dates for these employment trends are not exactly synchronized with National Bureau of Economic Research’s official business cycle dates.”

FJP: Perspective is a good thing.

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Comparing Recessions and Recoveries: Job Changes

Perspective on what we’re dealing with, guys: “Horizontal axis shows months. Vertical axis shows the ratio of that month’s nonfarm payrolls to the nonfarm payrolls at the start of recession. Note: Because employment is a lagging indicator, the dates for these employment trends are not exactly synchronized with National Bureau of Economic Research’s official business cycle dates.”

FJP: Perspective is a good thing.

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Created by Hyperakt and Vizzuality, The Evolution of the Web is a fascinating interactive exploring Web technologies over the past 20 years.
Via Evolution of the Web:

The web today is a growing universe of interlinked web pages and web apps, teeming with videos, photos, and interactive content. What the average user doesn’t see is the interplay of web technologies and browsers that makes all this possible.
Over time web technologies have evolved to give web developers the ability to create new generations of useful and immersive web experiences. Today’s web is a result of the ongoing efforts of an open web community that helps define these web technologies, like HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL and ensure that they’re supported in all web browsers.
The color bands in this visualization represent the interaction between web technologies and browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps that we use daily.

Check it.
Image: Detail from Evolution of the Web

Created by Hyperakt and Vizzuality, The Evolution of the Web is a fascinating interactive exploring Web technologies over the past 20 years.

Via Evolution of the Web:

The web today is a growing universe of interlinked web pages and web apps, teeming with videos, photos, and interactive content. What the average user doesn’t see is the interplay of web technologies and browsers that makes all this possible.

Over time web technologies have evolved to give web developers the ability to create new generations of useful and immersive web experiences. Today’s web is a result of the ongoing efforts of an open web community that helps define these web technologies, like HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL and ensure that they’re supported in all web browsers.

The color bands in this visualization represent the interaction between web technologies and browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps that we use daily.

Check it.

Image: Detail from Evolution of the Web