Data + Design Project

A Look at Apple Prototypes from the 1980s

Wednesday 06.04.2014 , Posted by
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With Apple, it’s always been about the inspired and iconic design – and that was certainly true even in the early days. Keep It Simple: The Early Design Years of Apple is an insider’s look at those formative years as told through the eyes of designer Hartmut Esslinger. Working side-by-side with Steve Jobs in developing Apple into a global brand, their minds created the look and feel of the Apple IIc and Macintosh. These are the thoughtful concepts that surrounded those world changing products. [Read more…]


Happy 30th Anniversary Macintosh! Celebrate with this Massive Chart of Apple’s Legendary Products

Friday 01.24.2014 , Posted by

30 years ago today, a shaggy haired young man wearing a bow tie unveiled a product that would change the world – it was Steve Jobs and the now legendary Macintosh. After an insanely intense final push to bring the small computer to market, he lifted the first Mac out of its tan bag and turned it on for an ecstatic audience… and no wonder.

The Macintosh brought the graphical user interface and computer mouse to the mainstream, made computers more accessible to non-nerds, and did it all from one slickly designed package. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this momentous event, we bring you Pop Chart Lab’s “Insanely Great History of Apple” – a poster that documents all of their products, successful or not, from the Apple I up to today’s iPads and iPhones. [Read more…]


Visual Bits #367> The Fruits Of Art Labor

Sunday 01.27.2013 , Posted by

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Technofaces: Portraits of Technology’s Most Famous

Saturday 11.03.2012 , Posted by

In this technological age, the logos for the top internet and social media sites have become as recognizable as the McDonald’s golden arches. Graphic Designer Alejo Malia has created a line of illustrations that feature each of technology’s big boys in a caricature of their product. Which one is your favorite? Check out more of Malia’s designs on his website. [Read more…]


25 Creative Macbook Skins Using the Apple Logo

Saturday 09.01.2012 , Posted by

As sleek and clean as Apple products are, you can’t really blame people for trying to spice things up a little. With nothing but a partially eaten apple engraved into all of their products there is plenty of room for a creative mind to add its own finishing touches. These 25 creative Macbook skins are some of the most clever ways to personalize your Macbook. [Read more…]


The Largest Apple Collection in Russia?

Tuesday 08.21.2012 , Posted by

It could be the largest collection of Apple products outside of the USA. Located in Russia, an avid collector by the name of Andrei Antonov has been collecting Apple computers, devices and other miscellaneous paraphernalia for over 30 years. His collection is impressive, almost as much as his passion for anything Apple produces. [Read more…]


Totally Rad! Apple Fashion From the 1980s

Wednesday 06.13.2012 , Posted by

Oh the 80s… so wonderful and so completely regrettable. Check out these examples from Apple’s foray into the fashion world from somewhere about 1986. Baggy sweatshirts? Elastic waisted nylon pants? Bodacious graphic design? Check, check and check. We can guarantee any of these designs would put you in the top slot at your next 80s party costume contest… you can’t beat the lethal combination all-out tech nerdery and, like, totally rad style! [Read more…]


Dance on Demand: A Look at the Social Music Revolution

Thursday 03.08.2012 , Posted by

Music piracy has been a huge challenge facing the record industry in the digital age. The ethical dilemma of paying for music and intellectual property artists work hard to create has been obliterated by online music piracy. From the late 1990s to mid 2000s, applications like Napster and Torrent sites ruled the online music domain. Since the mid 2000s, companies have been scrambling to try and bridge the gap between piracy, and paying for music online. Today, a far more ethical alternative has been sweeping the inter-web landscape: social music applications give users on-demand streaming access to practically all of the worlds recorded music, without any legal risks to the user. [Read more…]


Stylectrical: Exhibiting the Work of Apple’s Jony Ive

Thursday 12.15.2011 , Posted by

Currently exhibiting at Museum für Kunst Und Gewerbe Hamburg in Germany, an intriguing new show features a retrospective look at the vast collection of the industrial design works Jonathan Ive has created for Apple throughout the years.  So vast in fact, that they claim to be showcasing every product Apple has created under Ive. Along with the extensive and sometimes rather obscure collection of products, the museum takes a deeper look into the cultural aspects of the designs and the process behind the design of Apple products. [Read more…]


The Insanely Great History of Apple

Friday 11.18.2011 , Posted by

Whether you’re an Apple fan or not, it’s hard to deny the massive amount of technological hits the company has been able to create in the last 30 years. From the Lisa and the original Macintosh to the iPad and Macbook Air of today, the company has never been matched in its marketing or ability to create industry changing products. This colorful new poster by the great folks at Pop Chart Lab, looks at this history, tracking every product created by the company and charting the connections, both in type and legacy, between the varied products… as Pop Chart Labs puts it, it’s an Insanely Great History. [Read more…]

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