Once, Twice, Three Times an Olympics Host City

Once, Twice, Three Times an Olympics Host City

2nd August 2012

A lovely infographic taking a look at how London as an Olympic host city has changed, developed and grown from our first games in 1908 to the ‘austerity games’ in 1948  and the current 2012 Olympic Games. Designed by Design by Soup and found on visual.ly

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A Year Long Snapshots Around The World

A Year Long Snapshots Around The World

5th January 2012

[iframe: width=”680″ height=”376″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/nPXa0wsmzbA” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen] Mobile travel guide provider Triposo has recently created “A Year Long Snapshots around the World“, a short film that reveals the exact locations in the world where pictures were taken, and that for each day of the year. The beautiful film shows a world map in which pixels light […]

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This one goes up to 11…

This one goes up to 11…

21st January 2011

Sometimes it’s hard to deny that the universe is attempting to contact us. And since the start of the DesignWeek football season back in December, I’ve been getting this nagging feeling that won’t go away. The Interstate football team’s first outing saw them starting on the back foot. Up against the Man Utd of the […]

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Data is a Girl’s Best Friend

Data is a Girl’s Best Friend

26th March 2010

I never imagined the day when two of my favourite things [statement jewellery and information design] would fuse together to create such an interesting proposition. Who would have thought you could wear the weather around your wrist or the story of the highs and lows of the price of gold over the past 30 years dangling from your neck? Gone are the days of wearing a crystal ball on my finger and an owl Christmas decoration around my neck, I’m getting myself some info jewels…

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Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day

17th March 2010

For St Patrick’s Day, Nathan Yau (a designer and writer for FlowingData.com) has used information design to illustrate the making of a traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage recipe. It’s quite an interesting approach, there are no images of the finished dish, nor any raw ingredients, so you will need to use your imagination for what the end result will look like (unless you have previously made or tasted it).

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Mouse Trap

Mouse Trap

12th March 2010

Really interesting application called ‘IOGraphica’, created by Moscow designer Anatoly Zenkov. It maps the movement of your mouse over a period of time and converts it into linework. It’s really simple to use, just start the application, minimise the window and let it run whilst you carry on with your work. The results form such intricate creations that they become works of art – almost Jackson Pollock-like! The first image post is the result of Monday’s work. The circles depict areas where the pointer was stationary, whilst the lines track movement. Track my ongoing masterpieces for this week…

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Information Design Taken to an All New High

Information Design Taken to an All New High

18th February 2010

No-frills South African airline ‘Kulula’ has uncovered, and highlighted, some informative and fun observations about one of it’s Boeing 737’s through a clever piece of livery design.
Although I don’t think I’m too concerned looking at where the black box is located, I’m now in the know where to find the all important ’secret agent code’. Having a (fun) study-up of all things plane-related before boarding definitely beats staring into space whilst waiting for your seat row to be called, any day!

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