L’Infographicus Foirus. Démasqué, Disséqué, empaillé. Depuis 2 ans, on voit les infographies (infographics) se multiplier sur Internet. Faciles à bloguer, à microbloguer même, elles vont nous abreuver de datas, de statistiques, de chiffres bien mis en forme. Et la plupart du temps, personne ne vérifie les données. Des infographics partout donc. Ainsi j’ouvre un soir mon reader constitué de sources fiables et reconnues, et entre deux posts sur le doux monde du mobile – dans lequel je travaille – je tombe sur un chiffre qui me fait sauter au plafond. Donc, The Next Web, Chris Brogan, PSFK et beaucoup d’autres relaient des informations absolument improbables, sans même les vérifier. “From the two hundred trillion (!) Comme vous pouvez le constater, des gens bénéficiant d’une autorité non négligeable relaient par moment n’importe quoi. Pour revenir à l’objet de cette fronde, le travail ridicule – signé par un site américain proposant des diplômes en ligne – se trouve être quasi-complément faux. Sources : Clément (@quietglover) Sur ce site:
25 Stunning Black and White Illustrations by Nanami Cowdroy Her signature detailed style reflects a refined monochrome pallette with her name ‘Nanami‘ (meaning ‘Seven Seas‘ in Japanese ) stamped in red. Fluid line-work, watery creatures and Goldfish are some of her favourite subjects, and distinctive forms which are featured in her artworks. More Illustrations You might also like Comments Michael Dachstein Inspiration junkie :) Free Font Sail by Latinotype This license can also be found at this permalink: Copyright (c) 2011 by LatinoType Limitada (firstname.lastname@example.org), with Reserved Font Names “Sail” This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1. This license is copied below, and is also available with a FAQ at: —————————————————————————————- SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1 - 26 February 2007—————————————————————————————- PREAMBLE The goals of the Open Font License (OFL) are to stimulate worldwide development of collaborative font projects, to support the font creation efforts of academic and linguistic communities, and to provide a free and open framework in which fonts may be shared and improved in partnership with others. The OFL allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and redistributed freely as long as they are not sold by themselves.
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33 Creative Negative Space Logos Written by Inspiral On Friday, May 27th, 2011 with 6 Comments so far in Inspiration, Logo Design Negative space logos strategically use whitespace to create the illusion of an object in that space. Negative space designs are effective in branding because they force the viewer to look twice to figure out what’s happening, though a well-executed negative space logo won’t require the viewer to look closely to have its effect. As of late the clever use of negative space has been a big trend in logo design. Conclusion These logos don’t have 3D effects or shiny lens flares: they’re about as simple as you can get stylistically and in many cases would fit right into a minimalist logo round-up. Need a creative logo design? Then try using ‘Inspiral’, a freelance graphic designer from the United Kingdom. Looking for freelance design work? Find negative space logo jobs and contests from businesses that need a creative logo on DesignCrowd’s jobs marketplace.
Fan-Made Goonies Posters / Films / ShortList Magazine Not many films actually propelled us to leave the house as kids. Most made us feel pretty content to stay on the sofa, eating until we felt/were physically sick. But after a watch of The Goonies, we were desperate to run off and explore an adventure in the outside world. Even if all it resulted in was a set of grass-stained shorts and a pocketful of rocks, no film did more for kids health than this one. As some sort of thanks for not being morbidly obese, a collection of fan-made posters have trickled through and given us enough to get all nostalgic and misty-eyed over. You can find the artists at the bottom and we'd like to hear which is your favourite in the comments below. (Images: Daniel Norris, Jorsh Pena, Alvaro Arteaga, Phantom City Creative, Drew Millward, Brendan Schaefer, Johnny Cupcakes, Jerod Gibson, Sam Coyne and Kiersten Essenpreis. Tags: posters
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Design View / Andy Rutledge - News Redux Digital news is broken. Actually, news itself is broken. Almost all news organizations have abandoned reporting in favor of editorial; have cultivated reader opinion in place of responsibility; and have traded ethical standards for misdirection and whatever consensus defines as forgivable. And this is before you even lay eyes on what passes for news design on a monitor or device screen these days. In digital media—websites in particular—news outlets seldom if ever treat content with any sort of dignity and most news sites are wedded to a broken profit model that compels them to present a nearly unusable mishmash of pink noise…which they call content. In an effort to disguise and mitigate the fact that they have little idea how to publish digital content properly—often sneakily called “differentiation”—some news outlets release apps for digital devices. News Today The Times politics page. Main navigation: Mobile Presentation Above: My suggestion for how to present a category page. News Redux
18 Talented Illustrators To Keep An Eye On This is a guest post from David Cristian – a freelance graphic / web designer, from Romania. He runs CreativeBite.net, an inspirational magazine which showcases various art forms, from illustration to traditional painting, photography, graphic or web design. Time for an inspirational round-up for you! You have below 54 pieces of illustration selected from 18 extremely talented illustrators from around the world. As you can see, their work feature different techniques and styles (from retro to 3D, black & white, fashion, typography etc.). Alberto Cerriteno: Martijn van Dam: Andrew Bannecker: Sophie Griotto: Cristiano Siqueira: Fil Dunsky: Nanami Cowdroy: Grzegorz Domaradzki: Iveta Abolina: Jared Nickerson: Jason Levesque: Jonathan Ball: Joshua M. Manuel Rebollo: Matthieu Bessudo: Pablo Jeffer da Silva: Sebastien Feraut: