November 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
October 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
These are a series of charts realized by Fast Company that help us to understand the Pinterest phenomenom in data. First of all, we realize that women are the predominant users of this social network. ‘Visual Art and Design’ and ‘Craft’ are the predominant tags, but the most interesting fact, as the authors say, is that “..something about its layout and culture stokes an enormous buying impulse.” That means very soon we’ll see companies much interested in ‘pinners’ as they already are in ‘likers’. Design by Ted Keller, Fast Company.
July 13, 2012 § Leave a comment
Organizing complex systems of data is thrilling, and when you reach beautiful and functional solutions you feel a sense of power, the power of control over a wild, complex, informative world. You can feel the same in watching such a work as the one for TW2 Visual Breakdown. This apparently complex diagram goes further on respect to a basic timetable or storyboard. This beautiful work of synthesis shows how hard was the process behind the creation of the game cinematics. Concept and production by Platige Image.
July 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
Like it or not, we know it, even if we ignore it (or choose to ignore) for most of the time: data are everywhere around us, carried by waves in which we all are constantly immersed. Nowadays architects and designers have the problem to manage these data and give them a form. My question, as a visual designer, is about the possibility to give visible form to the growing complexity of this ‘data-sphere’ or ‘hertzian-space‘, in order to produce a shareable sense, and thus shareable information. The research of Christopher Warnow in the field of data visualization is very interesting in this sense. I was impressed in particular by his project of immaterial-data visualization in a tridimensional space. New and interesting fields are opening to designers, in which to discover new forms of narratives between space and data.
June 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
I remained astounded in seeing for the first time a work by Chad Hagen, a very skillful designer who worked for many newspapers such as Fortune and NYT…I asked myself “what is the intent of these beautiful graphics?”…Then I found an interview in which he spoke about his collaboration with HP, “nonsensical inphographics”, a series of desktop wallpapers: “…To me the goal of wallpapers is very simple. Make art that makes a person to want to display it on their computer for others to see. My only preconceived notion about them was making sure it functioned well on a desktop as messy as my own.” Finally I understood: here is a seriously good graphic designer who’s able to take himself not so seriously too. I do love his nonsensical graphics.
March 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
A beautiful map (yet the message is so sad) that shows drones attacks in Afghanistan since 2004 ’til 2010.