Info is Beautiful
27 June 2008, 2:29 pm
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Here’s a firm that creates informational posters with style! Each of the info-graphics is a tour de force of mapping the history of a particular subject. From a design standpoint, it’s interesting to think about the power of informational imagery, and how it can replace large chunks of text that are often boring and hard to get through. Instead, posters like this force learning to happen faster because viewers read less and look more, which allows them to make sense of big ideas more easily. This is information design at its best. Bravo to History Shots!




Poster Flip-book
23 June 2008, 1:20 pm
Filed under: Design, Things We Like, Typography

We recently heard the Baltimore-based studio, Post Typography speak at the Art Director’s Club. Upon looking at their website, we found this really cool poster that is perforated and folds into a flip-book. What an extremely innovative approach to concept and execution! I think what’s most impressive is how the poster manages to display the information clearly in its static format, even with the somewhat fragmented type. It’s also an interesting example of how the content represented dictated the form of the communication, which can operate on two distinct levels depending upon the level of viewer interaction. The firm describes the poster as something that “literally converts from static broadside into an example of the time-based media showcased at the festival.”



Fashion Designer on the side!
16 May 2008, 12:12 pm
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lemental threads is a company that allows you to design your own bag, from a selection of funky cotton and canvas fabrics. You can even even choose the color of the lining (and the prices are reasonable)!

An ambiguous animation painted on public walls
15 May 2008, 10:29 am
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Six days ago Blu posted Muto on Vimeo and since then it has been watched a quarter of a million times. Personally, I would love to know more about the process.  

Free is the new black
9 May 2008, 11:13 am
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Issuu is a library of online publications. You don’t have to join or login to enjoy the publications and you can even upload your own magazine. The result is a wide range of visual inspiration relating to many a topic.

18 April 2008, 2:01 pm
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Say It Ain’t Slow, a blog about website performance, has developed The Rather Difficult Font Game! And it is rather difficult!

18 April 2008, 1:46 pm
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then…now. Colorwars 2008 is having a photo competition called youngmenowme. There is something very touching about this simple concept.