Creative Catharsis: Posters of Strange Client Quotes

Despite the fact that many people do it for the creative aspects, design is often a customer service job. So, as with all work serving peoples needs, there are always clients with some unusual, if misguided requests. This collection of fun A3 posters was collectively made by Irish ad creatives, designers, animators, directors, and illustrators in their time off. The series, appropriately called A Creative Catharsis, transforms frustrating yet hilariously memorable client quotes into posters.

Charis Tsevis: Beautiful Obama Posters from Greece

It’s been a massively challenging election year, with plenty of twists, turns and mud thrown along the way. Now with Obama in the White House for another 4 years, his supporters are still celebrating the victory… but it isn’t just Americans who are doing the rejoicing, or who helped him stay in power. A large portion of the world population supported Obama this election, with people from Africa to Europe hoping for his re-election. Greek graphic designer Charis Tsevis was one of these people.

Art of Performance: Famous Sports Moments Graphed

The images you see here represent some of the best moments in sports history, while at the same time representing some of the best data visualization I’ve seen in a while. Not only do these graphics clearly and cleanly demonstrate the massive talent of the competitors in each varied sport, each also does it with a stylish and appropriate display for the data involved. For the information obsessed, these graphics truly prove that data can be beautiful.

10 Brand Logos Get a Zombie Apocalypse Makeover

In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, things might get a whole lot more dead around here. If zombies started running the place – dead brains and all – you can imagine brands might need to start marketing there products a little, shall we say… unorthodoxly. That’s what designer/artist Ben Fellowes imagined: he’s reworked a whole line of popular logos, from Starbucks to FedEx, and made them a lot more gruesome just in time for Halloween day.

Compendium of Shapes You Forgot From Geometry Class

The folks over at Pop Chart Labs have done it again, producing another extensive, poster-based charting of beautiful information. This time though, rather than focusing on beer breweries or even celebrity hairstyles, they are getting geometric. Their new florescent design, The Synoptic Scheme of Shapes, points out just how much we all slept through geometry class… or maybe it just shows how much fun shapes can be when you aren’t getting tested later. My favorite part? I finally figured out the name of my long-time favorite shape: a superellipse.

A New Magazine of Unexpected Design Creativity

We are inundated with design creativity these days, from ideas which seem practical to those that are totally absurd. But what works? The soon to be published bi-annual print and digital magazine, Works That Work, intends to be a periodical dedicated to inspiration and observation of projects which really work. Now that’s information we can really get behind.

1000 European Breweries on One Map

The beer obsessed folks over at Pop Chart Labs have outdone themselves again, creating a thirst inducing poster of breweries and abbeys on the European continent. Featuring nearly 1,000 breweries, from craft to micro, the beautiful print seems to be designed specifically as an inspiration for future travels, tasty ones at that.

Safety, Speed, Comfort: Rare Posters of World Travel

Before you could easily jet-set around the world, reaching your destination in only a matter of hours, the prospect of world travel was far more slow… and probably more exciting. Now Zeitlos, a Berlin based purveyor of vintage design, is opening an exhibition of rare travel posters from the dawn of world travel. Featuring ocean liners, fast (and safe) trains, airplanes and even a few rare zeppelins, the posters are beautiful examples of the exciting time when foreign lands seemed further away… and even more foreign.

Island Rebel: Design from the Caribbean

Down in the southern part of the Caribbean lies the small and less touristic island of Saint Vincent. A lush location of about 140,000 people, most who are raised on the island don’t leave it very often. Just why is that? It’s not because they only want to stay in St. Vincent all the time, but rather it is because of the restrictions that are imposed on the people. Obtaining visas to go to Europe and the States is often quite difficult. This is chiefly because of fears that if they issue visas to the the citizens of St. Vincent, they would never return to their own country. While it is a valid concern, people all around the world should have the freedom to travel if they have the desire and means to.

Vintage Infographic: Napoleon’s Tragic Russian March

When it comes to tragic military events, few would rate worse than the French invasion of Russia in 1812. A disastrous combination of situations resulted in the once powerful Grande Armée being reduced from nearly half a million strong, to a shockingly small 10,000 following their retreat. This vintage information graphic detailing the event was created by Charles Joseph Minard in 1869. It is an early masterpiece of good design.