22 Sep 2016

This Climate Change Cartoon Is Alarming

The good people at xkcd had some viral success earlier this week with a cartoon graph of human history and the acceleration of climate change relative to the last 22,000 years. I don’t know how long the graph has actually been around, but it definitely popped up in a couple places

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29 Jun 2016

Hero Salute: The Grandfather of Data Visualization

Data Viz O.G. There’s a really interesting article over on Atlas Obscura about one bonnie Scot named William Playfair, who began making illustrated charts and graphs in the late-18th century — one of the early (or earliest) practitioners of modern data visualization). Unfortunately he lived at a time when the

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Visualization of state-to-state migration
30 Dec 2014

Visualization vs. Translation

It’s the end of the year, which means the world is filled with “End of Year” lists rounding up the top 5s, 10s and so on of every possible interest. While lists of the top 10 albums of the year have been a staple, this year I stumbled across Flowing

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19 Dec 2014

A Visualization of Miles Davis’ Career

Here’s an awesome poster designed by Fathom that visualizes Davis’ career in the form of a record. Follow the grooves and you’ll discover all his records plus the 500+ other musicians he worked with over the course of 400+ recording sessions.   The other interesting point, which is made a few

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22 Oct 2011

Hero Salute: Occupy Design

  Building a unified visual language for the 99%.   Tactiic: Infographics   Topics: Wage inequality, Economics, Corporate control, Protest Brief: From their site: “The project was created in less than 24 hours October 14-15 weekend by a team of designers, programmers, artists, and demonstrators in San Francisco as part

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15 Sep 2011

Rethinking Apple’s Terms of Use agreement

Gregg Bernstein takes a look at the familiar Apple terms of use agreement, and gives it a much needed design makeover. Tactic: Good ol’ fashioned Information Design Topic: Our deal with Apple Fellow SCAD alum Gregg Bernstein, as part of his Masters thesis takes a thorough look at how this

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09 Aug 2011

Rethinking the Food Label

  News21, Art Center and Good magazine team up to redesign food labels   Tactic: Infographics (Food labels really) Topic: Food’s nutritional content Brief: This warms our hearts because this is a perfect example of our central premise; that journalists and creatives working together can make the world a more

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