Data + Design Project

A Fanciful Frolic at The Secret Garden Party

Sunday 08.21.2011 , Posted by

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Fred Fellowes at Burning Man. He is part of the London crew at one of my very favorite camps during the Black Rock desert based event (they’re located in the 3:00 plaza). So, knowing what a seriously great time we’ve had on the playa, when I found out that he started the incredible Secret Garden party in the UK I was pumped [Read more...]

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I Am Nerd: A Photographic Celebration of Nerdery

Tuesday 07.26.2011 , Posted by

I Am A Nerd, a new series of playful images by freelance photographer Heather Landis, celebrates the inner and sometimes outer nerd in all of us. While the photographs do poke fun at a stereotypically lacking sense of fashion sense, the artists tender and respectful treatment of each individual actually comes across with a lot of heart. [Read more...]

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Leica Lenses: Old-Fashioned Craftsmanship

Wednesday 07.13.2011 , Posted by

Have you ever wondered what all the hype is about Leica camera lenses? Just what sets them apart from the competition, winning rave reviews for craftsmanship and results from a loyal following? This video shows the meticulous, hand-made manufacturing process that goes into each Leica lens… it’s a heart warming touch of care that few products see today. [Read more...]

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Still Developing: A Celebration of Polaroid Film

Friday 01.21.2011 , Posted by


No medium has quite provided instant gratification like the now discontinued Polaroid 600 film. Snap a shot, wait a minute and you had a uniquely hued print that only instant film could provide.
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Capturing Fashion on the Street: The Sartorialist

Friday 01.07.2011 , Posted by


Scott Schuman leads a visual life. He runs the immensely popular fashion commentary blog, The Sartorialist, out of his home in New York City. This inspiring and beautifully filmed documentary reveals the process and inspiration behind The Sartorialist, following Schuman on the streets of NYC capturing his daily fashion muses. [Read more...]

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30 Years of BAD Pictures

Wednesday 12.22.2010 , Posted by


National Geographic photographer Bruce Dale has had an illustrious and varied 30-year career. From mounting a camera in the tail of a jumbo jet, to taking the hologram image for the 100th anniversary edition of National Geographic, to being used as a seat for a bear, his journey has been full of surprises. For the secret behind why these beautiful and stunning photographs are labeled ‘BAD,’ hear the story in the video below.
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Shot Through the Window: People Driving

Tuesday 11.30.2010 , Posted by

For his book, 66 Drives, Andrew Bush photographed from his car while traveling 10 to 70 mph through Los Angeles and other parts of the Southwestern United States. His photos document a piece of America often seen, and often overlooked. Check out more or buy the book at andrewbush.net.

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The Largest Photo in the World

Friday 11.26.2010 , Posted by

Jeffery Martins has created the largest photo in the world. The image is a 360 degree panoramic view of London measuring a full 80 gigapixels, or 80 billion pixels! You can literally zoom into the distance and pick out individual figures.

Martins, the founder of 360 Cities shot the image over three days, taking thousands of photos and stitching them into an intensely detailed whole. Actually, the image is so information rich, it is somewhat hard to navigate. To encourage people to explore the image, 360 Cities will launch treasure hunts for viewers to find and describe items or places in the photo. Keep up on the competition or explore more panoramas at 360Cities.net. [Read more...]

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The Soviets Invent Photoshop Circa 1987

Monday 11.08.2010 , Posted by

Here’s just one example of why the Russians may be secretly far more advanced than the west. Three years before Photoshop 1.0 was released, computer engineers in the USSR were already retouching photographs using some surprisingly advanced technology. This video shows how the Soviets went about retouching damaged images through the use of rotary scanners, magnetic tape, and trackballs. Superb music, comrade!

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