Data + Design Project

Zed’s Dead: Pulp Fiction in Chronological Order

Tuesday 06.05.2012 , Posted by

Love him or hate him, Quentin Tarantino weaves a pretty mean and engaging story… and in the case of his second major release, the now classic Pulp Fiction, that story is engagingly complex. You could watch the films drug abusing, law breaking crew a load of times and still catch small elements which pop out, unnoticed until the 3rd or 4th screening. Now, designer Noah Daniel Smith has put together an extensive timeline detailing the many intermingling paths of the film characters, tracing their moves through the film in chronological order based on the time each event happens, starting with the epic story of the gold watch and finishing up with a ride on Zed’s chopper. It’s an insightful look into the craft of cinematic storytelling. [Read more...]

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Our Newest Data + Design Project: Line Charts May!

Monday 06.04.2012 , Posted by

We are happy to announce that the May contributions for the Data + Design Project are now up for your viewing pleasure! Each month we’ve been challenging a select and much appreciated group of designers to create something unique and interesting following some very simple rules. This month we challenged 4 talented folks to use the line chart to express an area of interest, and what they came up with is nothing short of superb: engaging designs ranging from analysis of deep sea exploration, New Zealand sheep, Argentine earthquakes and the confounding science of microwaving a tasty hot pocket… all represented by the humble line. For more on this fun project, or to see about being part of it, head to the main Data + Design page. [Read more...]

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Great Illusionists: Anamorphic Union Jack in London

Wednesday 05.23.2012 , Posted by

When it comes to symbols representing the fabulous United Kingdom, few come close to the iconic and bold Union Jack. This red, white and blue flag is a symbol and source of national pride, and a beautifully designed one at that. Now in a clever act of visual trickery, students Joseph Egan and Hunter Thomson have recreated the symbol in anamorphic form, only appearing as its whole from one perfect vantage point. [Read more...]

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Philosophy Posters: Beautiful and Inspiring Words

Tuesday 05.22.2012 , Posted by

Sometimes all it takes for us to have that ‘aha’ moment, that revelatory kernel of truth that wakes us up and sends us in the right direction, is one sentence spoken clearly and concisely. These posters do just that, capturing some of the wisdom written by the great philosophers that have gone before us, those who explored the far boundaries of human understanding and wisdom. The bold, black and white typography against a newsprint like halftone, is just the right look for such truthful statements strongly said. [Read more...]

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Everything Will Be Ok In The End, and If Not, It’s Not the End. A Shout Out from our Newest Writer!

Monday 05.14.2012 , Posted by

no boogieman under my bed-just a couple in my head

Picasso said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Indeed, many of us who are in the art field find ourselves here because as children we continued to paint when others stopped. Perhaps some parents tried to dissuade us — even prohibit the occupation we chose — in order to follow something more… ”serious”. Others more fortunate, had the support of family who, recognizing our passion, prompted to us to follow the profession that we now practice.

Most of us working as designers, have the blessing of being able to say we turned our hobby into a profession. We say that very often, but how conscious are we of that in our daily lives? [Read more...]

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Visit Your Favorite Superhero’s Hometown

Monday 05.14.2012 , Posted by

Have you ever wanted to travel to Metropolis or Gotham City? Now, thanks to the artwork of Dave Ault, you can get that vintage travel poster feel — and the inspiration to go — from the comforts of your own home. [Read more...]

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All Fair in Love: Shifting Attitudes on Gay Marriage

Friday 05.11.2012 , Posted by

A wave of change is hitting the nation. Last June, New York became the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage under the Marriage Equality Act, making a precedent setting move and bringing further attention to the much discussed and debated issue. Now, just this Wednesday, President Obama became the first leader of the country to endorse legalizing same-sex marriage, stating “At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married” (ABC News interview, May 9, 2012). According to an ABC Political Analysis, some advisers “pointing to rapidly changing public views of gay rights, say Obama has more to gain than lose by the move.” [Read more...]

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Manic Impression: The Illustrations of Ghostshrimp

Friday 05.11.2012 , Posted by

Cigarettes, casts, knives, arrows, spirits, and blood, are just some of the elements in the fluid world of Ghostshrimp. Self proclaimed ADHD since 1980, Ghostshrimp’s output matches his talent. Working for many cool clients, Ghostshrimp’s main gig is working on the Cartoon Networks’ Adventure Time. [Read more...]

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Simply Illustrated: An Interview with Ty Wilkins

Thursday 05.10.2012 , Posted by

Do you ever wonder what happened to that kid in your kindergarten class who could make the Taj Mahal out of building blocks? These beautifully arranged illustrations are the handy work of that kid all grown up, Ty Wilkins. When you see his work it makes a lot of sense that he was first a designer, and then migrated into the world of illustration. His uncanny ability to create full illustrations with only the most basic shapes is a big indicator… and he made a note to mention that the same process he went through in making logos, he did for his illustrations. Despite the apparent simplicity, he is able retain a high level of sophistication in his work, which is what really is impressive. [Read more...]

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See Scotty Draw: Illustrations for the New Century

Friday 05.04.2012 , Posted by

How can you not stop to admire Scotty’s colorful, mid-century inspired illustrations? It is abundantly apparent that after seeing his craftily arranged illustration scenes, he also has a solid understanding of design principles. The illustrations are full of carefully planned negative spaces and shapes which give each a balanced texture. Scotty Reifsnyder has an ever-growing portfolio of work in a style he coined: New Century. His background and schooling, both in design and illustration, has made his art win numerous awards, features, and a long line of clients. I was privileged enough to ask him a few questions about his work and aspirations as an artist. Below is our interview: [Read more...]

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