With the World Series in full swing, this new graphic by designer Russ Maschmeyer comes in the nick of time for solving heated team rivalries. Using his personally invented (and quite complex) Die Hard Fan Index (DHI), Maschmeyer has figured out just how strongly baseball fans support their team. To come up with a meaningful number, the index takes into account ticket prices compared to income earned, attendance to stadium capacity and home losses to home games. How did the Rangers and Cardinals fair on this creative comparison [Read more...]
Although Halloween is a party for much of the world, in many cultures around the globe ghostly superstitions are taken very seriously. This graphic, created in a collaboration between Column Five and Credit Sesame, details 11 ways that people build their homes to keep spirits away, from tiny houses specifically for the etherial inhabitants, to doors for them to exit [Read more...]
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Dana Tanamachi is the creator of some very refined chalk signage. Her works have a classic feel reminiscent of extra-fancy title cards from 1920′s silent films, mixing a healthy dose of typographical styles with strong linear flourishes. Her custom lettered signs have been commissioned by clients such as Google, Adidas, EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Harber Collins UK, West Elm and Rugby Ralph Lauren. See her process video at the bottom of this post, then head to danatanamachi.com for more of her black and white masterpieces [Read more...]
Stepping over the rim of Nyiragongo Crater, the worlds largest lake of molten lava comes into view. In June 2010, a group of brave explorers photographed the sloshing, red hot pool in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Great Lake Region. Photographer Olivier Grunewald made it within mere meters of the edge, which frequently overflows, bringing back images never before seen. It’s a rare glimpse at the volitile inner workings of the earth. For larger images check out Boston’s Big Picture [Read more...]
It seems obvious when you see it… but whoever is behind the Tumblr blog Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses has made an astounding discovery. “God is the artist. I just find the Ninja Turtle in his work,” says the blogs creator. We say keep up the good work! More crime fighting noses are being added by the minute [Read more...]
Check out these amazingly depressing photos from the Mangyongdae fun fair in North Korea! Taken by Alex Hoban of Vice Magazine (who did a great, biting writeup), they show a theme park in dangerous dis-repair… can you imagine getting on that roller coaster rusting away?! After waiting an hour for an attendant to bang some bolts back into place, Alex did it and lived to tell the tail [Read more...]
How do we spread the word about the massive wealth disparity in the US? This incredibly cool idea uses infographics stamped on dollar bills (one of the very items in hot discussion by the Occupy Wall Street movement) to quickly communicate jaw dropping facts to the country at large. Occupy George, the creators of the stamps, have open-sourced all the design giving citizens access to images for making your own rubber stamps. For those who don’t have easy access to a stamp making company, they’ve also created a set of printable dollar bills complete with graphics. Head over to Occupy George soon to get your greenbacks working for the people! [Read more...]