Data + Design Project

Flowing Maps Explore the City’s Impact on the Local Environment

Wednesday 12.31.2014 , Posted by
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Digital artist and illustrator Istvan has created a series of maps which artfully imagine the affect of cities and their human inhabitants on the local environment. His colorful images aren’t scientific in nature, but rather a personal exploration of what it might look like if the energies of the metropolis flowed out of the city itself. [Read more…]

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Red Ink Meets Pencil As Teacher Adds More Than Just Marks To Student’s Tests

Wednesday 12.31.2014 , Posted by
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While many teachers look down upon doodling on tests and quizzes, this eighth and ninth grade science teacher in Bangkok fully encourages it. Aside from grading his student’s test answers, he also added on to their illustrations, often taking them in a completely different direction. This brought the class doodling up to an all time high as it was a great way to connect with their teacher and test his creativity! [Read more…]

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Hilarious Things Said To and By a 3- Year Old Illustrated By Her Father

Tuesday 12.30.2014 , Posted by
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From the mouths of babes come some of the most hilarious utterances. And this awesome dad not only writes them all down, but also immortalizes the best ones by turning them into clever illustrations. When Martin Bruckner and his wife became parents to little Harper Grace, they heard themselves saying some silly things that they would never have said pre-parenthood. Once at dinner his wife told Harper, “Please don’t put spaghetti between your toes” and they both couldn’t believe that their lives had actually led them to utter those words in that order. Alas, Bruckner’s tumblr Spaghetti Toes was born. Here he turns Harper Grace’s sayings, as well as his own and his wife’s to Harper, into beautiful illustrations that are sure to make you smile. [Read more…]

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The Boxtrolls’ End Credits Shows How Much Work Goes Into Stop-Motion

Tuesday 12.30.2014 , Posted by
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A stop-motion movie might not be the typical platform for a philosophical discussion of determinism versus free will, but the end credits for The Boxtrolls handles it in very funny fashion. The short clip also highlights the massive amount of work that goes into creating a stop-motion film, showing a time-lapse animator repositioning each character a countless number of times to produce just this short sequence.

For an idea of how long this took, note the changes in the animators outfit as the days pass.

“It’s just too much…” [Read more…]

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A Chinese Meter-Reader Captures Unexpected Moments on the Street

Monday 12.29.2014 , Posted by
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Tao Liu doesn’t take your average street photographs, but then again, he’s not your average street photographer either. The 32-year-old from Hefei, China, is a water-meter reader for the Hefei Water Supply Company. He spends his days riding the city streets on his motorcycle while collecting businesses’ water usage. But after his long day he puts his trusty Fujifilm X100 rangefinder to work. [Read more…]

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Life Hack: How to Use Your Wallet as a Smartphone Tripod

Monday 12.29.2014 , Posted by
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Even with a self-timer added to most modern smartphone camera apps, getting a hands-free shot is not the easiest task. With their current thinner-is-better form factor, getting a phone to balance on anything but one tiny edge is a challenge, and even leaning them against an object isn’t too practical. Thankfully, Youtuber Bang Ong has a simple and smart life hack. Here he demonstrates how to use just your wallet to accurately aim your phone in all kinds of directions. Cool! [Read more…]

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Atsushi Koyama’s Oil Paintings Combine Mechanical Drawings With Human Anatomy

Sunday 12.28.2014 , Posted by
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With oil paint on a black canvas, Japanese artist Atsushi Koyama grants us access into a parallel world. The human form interacts with the machine aspects in a beautiful duality. In some pieces it looks as if the colorful machine parts are a blueprint for the human reality. Koyama often creates his work while listening to electronic music and it’s almost as if his paintings are also deconstructing that music. [Read more…]

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Watch The Kaleidoscopic Patterns In Motion As Bruce Riley Creates His Colorful Resin Paintings

Saturday 12.27.2014 , Posted by
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As Chicago based artist, Bruce Riley creates his unique resin paintings, it seems more like the paintings create themselves. The way that he layers the paints causes them to move in shocking ways as if they have a mind of their own. Some parts look like psychedelic fractal patterns, while others are like watching cells dividing under a microscope. It’s interesting to see that the paint takes on patterns often found in nature. Some of them even look like complex diatoms or MRI scans. [Read more…]

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A Robot Searches for His Creator in This Beautiful and Desolate Film

Saturday 12.27.2014 , Posted by
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In the sand dune covered lands outside his city, a robot searches for his creator. “We Were Not Made For This World,” is a beautiful and haunting film directed by Colin West McDonald and based on a story of the same name by award-winning cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier. This film is striking in its reliance upon a strong narrative, allowing the deep, soothing voice of Mark “Big Poppa” Stampley to carry the film to its conclusion. Beautifully done. [Read more…]

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Illustrator Adds Funny Cartoons to Stranger’s Instagram Photos

Friday 12.26.2014 , Posted by
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London-based, Brazilian-born illustrator Lucas Levitan has a humorous ongoing project. He’s been grabbing stranger’s images off Instagram and adding his own characters with funny and awkward results. His additions often transform rather benign photographs into something altogether ridiculous and unexpected – like beachgoers being vacuumed up by a gigantic woman, or a man playing harp with the cables on a bridge. [Read more…]

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