Tag Archives: infographics
The day after historic events a blogger has one of two paths to choose. First he or she can pile on the endless posts, stories, and tweets about the event. Enterprising bloggers can find an angle that fits their niche (like how the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death broke on Twitter) or just point to interesting bits about the big news (such as artistic responses to Bin Laden’s death).
A blogger could do that. Or a blogger could take the other path and post something kind of silly and distracting, providing a nice break from the heavy news of the day and its implications.
All that being said, may I direct your attention to this awesome infographic about Superhero Movies? Good. It’s fun and interesting, and you’ll learn that “The Incredibles” is the fifth top-grossing superhero movie. Here’s two other interesting tidbits:
If you are sick of the Mac vs. PC debate and what it says about you skip this post and go play with Hacker Typer (which lets you be like a movie “hacker,” i.e. write code just by pressing random keys).
If you’re like the Mac vs PC debate (and nifty infographics), surf on over to the Hunch blog where they’ve analyzed the differences between self-identified Mac People and PC People using some of the questions Hunch users can choose to answer about themselves.
A lot of the findings feel pretty predictable or, stereotypical. Mac users like design and trendy clothes and Vespas. PC users like impressionism and comfortable clothes and Harleys. It’s still a fun read. And the best part? If you scroll to the bottom and read more about the analysis, you’ll see that 47% of Mac users find the Mac vs PC debate important compared to only 31% of PC users. At least I thought it was funny. Mac users apparently feel the need to justify their Macness way more than PC users.
Save this one for when you have a little bit of time. This is a one-hour documentary about how to visualize data — a fascinating watch for designers, developers, and infographic junkies alike. Learn more about the project.
- Silicon Valley’s secret rockstar: For more than two decades James Williamson worked at high-level jobs at places like Sony. Then his old boss Iggy Pop called again.
- Zero waste creativity, crazy enough to work?
- 25 best movie geeks, it’s a list with quite a few surprises (and includes one of my favorites, William Miller from “Almost Famous”).
- Online Advertising: Losing the race to the bottom, Jim Coudal and John Gruber from last year’s SXSW.
- Meet the LEGO architect.
- If historical events had Facebook statuses.
- A helpful infographic on Memes.
- Dungeons & Dragon’s themed sports logo t-shirts.
- How to forecast weather without gadgets.
- Web ad market shows signs of life. Related: Internet ad revenue sets Q1 record.
- Uh, yeah, a graphic that attempts to explain Facebook’s privacy options.
- Tetris furniture, it might look good in the expanded office.
- 8 websites you should stop building.
- A showcase of bad infographics.
- A peek inside Pantone, it’s oddly fascinating.
- A brief history of the blink tag by the man who created it.
- 10 famous logos and what they cost.
- Adobe launches it’s ‘We heart Apple’ campaign.
- Can behavioral economics help agency creative? This is way more interesting and easy to read than it sounds.
- Will the iPad help or hurt news industry’s ad business?
- Whatever happened to programming.
- A Joan Holloway Barbie? Yes, please.
- Infographic of the week: Edmonton’s water consumption during the gold medal hockey game. Just check it out, it’s pretty rad.
- Milton Glaser & Chip Kidd in conversation.
Before we get to the links, we just have to mention that Communication Arts has released its list of the best interactive projects of the year. We’re pretty happy to see two projects we got to work on made the list. Fallon’s Skimmer and Colle + McVoy’s Take Me Fishing. Pretty rad way to end the week, isn’t it?
- In honor of the Oscars on Sunday, AdFreak has complied the 66 best movie taglines of the past 20 years. It’s a fun list.
- If you missed Funny or Die’s Presidential Reunion, you should probably watch it. It’s pretty good.
- IE6 Funeral.
- Make does a nice little Q&A with the makers of that fabulous Ok Go video that took the Internet by storm this week.
- Homer’s iPhone.
- Lego games, four kinds of awesome.
- John Lennon’s Citroën ad fairly indefensible
- For The Nerdery’s bikers: 10 amazing bikes of the future.
- Darth Vader disco ball.
- Infographic of the week: What people are really buying onlive vs. offline.
Surely you have three minutes and fifty-one seconds to astounded by this pretty animation that shares staggering numbers on the state of the Internet.
- The Gameification of Everything: “If you make products or software that other people use, this is pretty much a must-see kinda thing…the last 5 or 6 minutes are dizzying, magical, and terrifying,” Kottke said.
- Olympic pictograms through the ages is kinda snarky and really funny.
- AdWeek Media: The new tech heads.
- Secrets of design superheroes, sadly there is no mention of a cape or lessons on flying.
- Minnesota totally needs these robot snowplows that look a little like Wow Wow Wubbzy (or Pikachu).
- 6 statements all graphic designers hear.
- An informative graphic that lays out what you get when you pirate a movie vs. what happens when you buy the DVD. DVD makers, pay attention!
- Babrie’s next career movie? Computer Engineer.
- Geek camps for MN girls and boys
- Infographic of the Week: Tommy Westphal’s Mind: A Multiverse Explored. If you remember, Tommy Westphall was an austistic character on the show “St. Elsewhere.” In the series finale it was revealed that Tommy had dreamt the entire show. Then, of course, two guys put forth a theory that most of what we watch on TV is all part of Tommy Westphall’s dream. Oh, just go look, it’s pretty rad.