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DESIGN
The Infographic Guide to Series
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an infographic is surely worth 10,000. Where words would surely fail, the infographic takes a complicated bounty of data and, in the best cases, succinctly and aesthetically transforms it into an appealing...
DESIGN
Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks
Designing compelling and informative ways to communicate raw data has never been more pertinent. In light of the ceaseless thirst for information brought on by the digital age (along with the multitude of access points for such information) the wealth...
DESIGN
The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2014
After sharing the stunning works of last year's winners, we're pleased to announce this year's call for entries at the third annual Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Co-founder David McCandless (himself a data visualizer) recognized the importance...
TECH
Charged: Afterguard
Racing out on the ocean, the wind can whip mercilessly and consistently, throwing an endless barrage of sea-spray and hurtling your craft faster than its sails and keel can handle. Other times, a swirling gust changes directions without notice or...
DESIGN
CH 2013 Visualized
For our final look back at 2013 we wanted to take a more quantified view. This interactive data visualization shows CH's most commonly used keywords as bubbles inside a ring of our main content categories. The sizes of each element reflect the number...
DESIGN
Information is Beautiful Award Winners 2013
In an information-obsessed society, a new crop of artists is representing visual data in engaging, imaginative ways. In June, we were pleased to announce this year's Information is Beautiful Awards. It's a competition, open to the public, that was...
CULTURE
Image of the Studio: A Portrait of New York City Graphic Design
From the number of house plants to the amount of music played and what type, the new exhibition "Image of the Studio: A Portrait of New York City Graphic Design" showcases a fastidious breakdown of the environments in which 75 of the Big Apple's...
STYLE
Data Necklace
"The future of digital is physical"—this statement by Google Creative Lab's Tom Uglow at last year's Port Eliot Festival comes to mind when one encounters the Data Necklace. This new piece of jewelry from designer and software developer...
DESIGN
Prism
As one of London Design Festival's major hubs, the V&A is even more exciting this time of year than usual. Whether you're taking in the RCA grads' Out of The Woods furniture exhibition or Nendo's Mimicry Chairs, if you're stopping by the museum...
TRAVEL
Daytum, One Year Later
One year ago we posted about Daytum, Nicholas Felton's iPhone app and website for tracking and visualizing personal data. While I started off 2011 noting everything from eggs eaten to taxi rides, my range of usage narrowed quickly to capturing travel...
STYLE
Data Scarves
In an homage to the online retailer Etsy, Natalie Rachel has produced a pair of handmade scarves that use the company's data as inspiration for the patterns. As the basis for her Data Scarves, Rachel collected figures related new members, items...
TECH
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information
In our multimedia-saturated times, the way we experience information constantly shifts. Using Google to instantly settle a debate or Facebook-stalking exes are just a couple common examples of the type of purely contemporary phenomena resulting...
TECH
Anatomy of a Mashup
What started as an early-aughts gimmick led by 2manydjs has since morphed into a full-blown pop-culture phenomenon with party animals like Girl Talk disseminating their name-that-sample form of music far and wide. For multilayered tracks where the...
TECH
Nike+ and YesYesNo
Potential Prefontaines aside, most who run would be hard-pressed to find any grace or beauty in our daily jogs. And yet that's exactly what Nike+'s latest collaboration with interactive design firm YesYesNo accomplishes. Over two stunningly beautiful...
TECH
Daytum iPhone App
To keep better tabs on all those New Year's resolution pounds you promised to lose or miles you want to run, Daytum's new iPhone app offers their personal data tracking service in a concise mobile form. Daytum allows you to document your life one...
CULTURE
Nathalie Emiebach
While artist Nathalie Emiebach's sculptures look like Sarah Sze got ahold of some tinker-toys, the conceptual underpinnings are far more complex. Drawing on data sets—like the distance between sun and earth or moon phases—that...
CULTURE
Which Governments Demand Google Remove Information
An unrivaled information clearinghouse, Google and its many subsidiaries (YouTube, Blogger, etc.) are private. Still, governments seek data from Google's vast database for investigations, sometimes even requesting permanent removal of content they...
FOOD-DRINK
Gumbo
Good's recent contest to create the best infographic about New Orleans resulted in this winner, as well as the above clever examination of Gumbo as a representation of the cultural and linguistic mixing of French, Spanish, African and Choctaw peoples...
DESIGN
How Our Laws Are Made
Winner of the Sunlight Foundation's Design For America challenge, the colorful infographic "How Our Laws Are Made" offers clarity on the actions of the U.S. government. Using an enticing rainbow flow chart, the graphic simplifies the process while...
DESIGN
Oil Primer: Where It Comes From, Where It Goes
From artist Stanford Kay, this exhaustive infographic (click here for full size) shows the sticky situations many nations face with their high dependence on oil and limited resources for getting it. Created in response to the recent BP oil spill...
TECH
Solar Beat
UK-based Luke Twyman's Whitevinyl recently released Solar Beat—a music box looped using the orbital frequencies of our own solar system. It's one of those simple concepts where astrophysics is translated into a pleasing ambient loop soundtrack...
TECH
Funny USB Memory Stick #6
Designer Mac Funamizu's clever prototype, the Funny USB Memory Stick #6, allows users to physically see the digital contents contained on a mini flash drive. The clear glass device uses lights to indicate the amount and type of data stored. A fully...
DESIGN
Cartographies of Time
In their new book " Cartographies of Time," Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton dissect and track the methods people used when attempting to record the passage of time. These timelines, lists and antiquated infographics reveal particular attitudes...
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