Vintage Visual Language: The Story of Isotype by Maria Popova The Transformer: Principles of Making Isotype Charts is the first English-language volume to capture the story of Isotype, an essential foundation for our modern visual language dominated by pictograms in everything from bathroom signage to computer interfaces to GOOD’s acclaimed Transparencies. The real cherry on top is a previously unpublished essay by Marie Neurath, who was very much on par with Otto as Isotype’s co-inventor, written a year before her death in 1986 and telling the story of how she carried on the Isotype legacy after Otto’s death in 1946. Richly illustrated and contextualized with fascinating historical essays, The Transformer is a vital primer for a visual langauge that not only frames much of today’s communication but also speaks to us on a powerful intuitive level. HT Information Is Beautiful Donating = Loving
Girls got a face like murder Via: tristyntothesea Source: cameronsdiary Anonymous ASKED: Glad you liked the tip, sorry I can't come off anon though you know who I am. You've even said I'm fit before so yay me Well that’s boring. And fit? Design inspiration from around the world » Blog Archive » Designer headstones Designer headstones When asking my Creative Director if he’d seen Tony Wilson’s headstone, I was quickly directed to Paul Rand’s. Are there any more examples of well designed headstones? More info on Peter Saville and Ben Kelly’s memorial (photographed by Jan Chlebik) to Tony Wilson on the CR blog. Paul Rand’s headstone was designed by Fred Troller in 1996, image taken from Steven Heller’s book, Paul Rand.
Suzy Lelièvre’s Contortions Designboom regularly come up with the goods, and S uzy Lelièvre is a fine example. Her ‘contortions’ “blur the lines between art and design” and are the products of her experimentations with twisted sheets of paper. The works themselves aren’t anything exceptional, but her surrealist slant and happy rejection of logical form is – and we love it. Like this: Like Loading... Understanding The Difference Between Type And Lettering Advertisement Coming out of the grunge, graffiti and David Carson era through the ’90s, there has been a major resurgence of interest in typography. We have seen a number of designers and artists make their careers out of designing type or custom lettering, and it has become common to list typography among our skills and disciplines. Unfortunately, as with any popularity surge, there have come with it a lot of misunderstandings of some of the terms and concepts that we use. This article will help you gain a clearer understanding of what typography is and isn’t, and why.
Buffon's Beasts The plates below are from a 1753 work called 'Collection des Animaux Quadrupèdes' which forms part of an enormous 36-volume series ('Histoire Naturelle') issued over a forty year period by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. [Click through for larger versions of these moderate-to-heavily stylised hand-coloured quadruped engravings. The illustrations are slightly cropped from the full-page layout and some of the background spotting has been reduced. Mouse over for best guessed animal title. Let me know if you disagree or have a better idea. I'll probably upload a bunch more to the set on flickr during the coming week.] Creative Calendar Designs How many creative solutions for calendar design are out there? If you take a look around you’ll find out that most calendars are designed in a “standard” linear fashion. Calendar cards usually have the same structure: the month is designed in bold while the days are placed below within a rigid grid structure.
Focus Hub Photography Courses Blog For his latest multimedia project, Natural Beauty, James Houston was inspired by nature, with the goal to raise awareness and funds for the environment and sustainable living. Created in partnership with MILK and environmental non-profit Global Green USA, Houston shot a series of striking portraits featuring some of the world’s leading celebrities and models including Adrian Grenier, Emma Watson, Christy Turlington, Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse and Anja Rubik. These captivating photographs bring together two of Houston’s great passions – the human form and the natural world. Below are the lovely beauty photographs of Emma Watson and a behind-the-scenes video of the whole project. We also feature the behind-the-scenes video on our compare videos section. The book is available to buy here or in our shop:
Pink Maniacs Discover how the world lives online Posted by LucaQ » Infographics , Inspiration , Social , Utility No Comments Wondrous projects (by Google labs) Posted by LucaQ » Interaction Remarkable Tintype Portraits by Michael Shindler In August of 2011 photographer Michael Shindler did something that to some might sound a little ludicrous. He had spent the last six years learning a cumbersome photographic process invented in the 1850s called Wet-Plate Collodion process that relies on metal plates to print photographs, and decided to use his unique skills to open the world’s only tintype portrait studio called Photobooth on Valencia street in San Francisco. In an age when even the use of regular film has taken the backseat to an exponential explosion of megapixels, Shindler was going to go seriously old school, opening a kind of commercial portrait studio that hadn’t been seen since the 1930s. To get some perspective this is like a musician announcing that their next album was coming out exclusively on phonograph. Here’s some more information on the process: So what happened in the 12 months since?
Upping Your Type Game Note: This text was created as a talk for An Event Apart in San Diego. It was presented Tuesday, May 21st 2013. Many thanks to Stephen Coles for his advising and light editing. While the full slide deck is not shown below, about a quarter of the original slides are used as editorial illustrations.