Data + Design Project

A Russian Museum of Architecture’s Smart Ad Campaign

Friday 04.05.2013 , Posted by

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With the smart tag line “Discover the Full Story,” the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow recently released a seriously slick advertising campaign. Created by Saatchi & Saatchi Russia, it sees historic Russian buildings extending far into the ground as if the part we’re familiar with was only the peak of a much larger building. It’s as if archeologists had one day explored deep into the basement and discovered they were really in the attic. [Read more...]


Inspirational Minimalist Poster Designs

Wednesday 04.03.2013 , Posted by

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good quote. In fact the photo library on my iPhone is probably 40% inspirational quotes that I’ve found through various forms of social media. So when I came across these minimalist posters by Tang Yao Hoong with a beautiful design and awesome quotes I was hitting “save” like crazy and thought I would pass them along! His simple, clever designs are as fun as they are creative and each image matches the quote flawlessly.
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Life Force: Colorful Illustrations of the Energy Inside

Monday 04.01.2013 , Posted by

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We all know that everything on Earth including each one of us is made up of energy, but it’s still a pretty incredible concept to wrap our minds around. That’s why I love to see the way artists interpret the energy that is life. Martín Satí has a unique way of creating vibrant portraits that show the energy’s fluidity. Unlike the representational fractal visions of artists like Alex Grey and Amanda Sage, Satí’s portraits are less geometrical, but embody a similar theme. Amidst the abstract bubbles of color, each figure remains recognizable, much like the human brain has found a way to identify and label the world around us. [Read more...]


Visualizing Major Causes of Death in the 20th Century

Tuesday 03.19.2013 , Posted by

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I recently had the pleasure of attending a talk by the provocative philosopher John Gray as he discussed his new book – The Silence of Animals: On Progress and other Myths. During the engaging talk (which you can listen to here) he made a strong case for the idea that, while technology has progressed substantially over the last centuries, society and human behavior has not. Are we all just animals with mobile phones and machine guns? As we’ll see from this excellent graphic detailing the major causes of death in the 20th century, John Gray may be on to something. [Read more...]


Totally Awesome 80′s Illustrations to the Max

Sunday 03.17.2013 , Posted by

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To advertise their new miniseries, 80′s the Decade That Made Us, National Geographic commissioned the talented Adhemas Batista to make these totally tubular graphic designs. The ads, which are more colorful than a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper, appeared outside of Nat Geo’s launch party for the show at SXSW last week featuring live music by Girl Talk. The three episode miniseries, narrated by Rob Lowe, will air on Sunday, April 14th at 8pm on the Nat Geo channel and highlight the movies, music, politics, interesting fashion choices, and bulky technology that made the decade unforgettable. [Read more...]


Entertaining Typography of Famous Scientists’ names

Saturday 03.16.2013 , Posted by


In light of National Science Day in India, Mumbai-based graphic designer Kapil Bhagat created a series of typography graphics honoring some of the most famous scientists that have lived. Whichever was that particular Scientist’s breakthrough discovery is implied in the image. Newton’s apple is substituted with an O on the ground, Galileo’s telescope is visible as an L, and the O in Edison is lit up like a light bulb. [Read more...]


Back in Five Minutes: Exhibition of Typography

Friday 03.15.2013 , Posted by

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What better way to share a love for typography than to bring a collection of designers, typographers and illustrators together to share their work? Salon91 of Cape Town, South Africa is hosting such an event, called Back in 5 Minutes. The show, which launched February 27th, has brought a diverse range of talents together, most with typographical work specifically created for the event. [Read more...]


London Underground Posters at the Transport Museum

Friday 03.15.2013 , Posted by


The iconic London Underground is celebrating its 150th year of operation this year. The “Tube,” which opened all the way back in 1863, still serves the city with trains packed to capacity at rush hours, shuttling people to places both central and more remote. Almost as famous as the trains themselves is the design that has sprung up alongside the long running system – so to celebrate the anniversary, the London Transport Museum is showcasing 150 Underground posters from the past. [Read more...]


Found in the Cupboard: Hungarian Matchbook Covers

Thursday 03.14.2013 , Posted by

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Sometimes, hidden in long forgotten cupboards, there are treasures to be found. That was the experience for London based designer Kristian Bodnar, who discovered a small leather bound book full of vintage Hungarian matchbox covers tucked away in his grandmother’s house. The approximately 300 tiny images were meticulously collected by Bodnar’s father, Zoltan Bodnar, in his childhood. At the time, the images were glued to matchbox covers and could be soaked off by children to enjoy. You can imagine, for a designer, it was like finding pure gold. [Read more...]


Curvaceous Typography Created with String and Nails

Thursday 03.07.2013 , Posted by

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We’ve covered work from half of the talent behind Athens based Corn Studio before. Andreas Xenoulis’s reflective Bodoni Girl poster wowed us with its stylish tribute to the classic font. Now we bring you the other half of this multi-talented equation; new work in the form of curvacious string-based typography from Dimos Stathis. He’s created a new sign for handcrafted jewelry and accessory maker, Petrol, using the corporate identity Corn Studio produced for the company. It utilizes 2000 small nails and a lengthy 700 meters of embroidery thread to create a sensuously curving recreation of Parachute Type Foundry’s script font PF Champion Script Pro and a custom butterfly embellishment. [Read more...]

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