Interstate of Mind » Infographics http://www.interstateofmind.com Ideas from the heart. Creative minds for the driven and uncompromising. Interstate Creative Partners. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:22:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Once, Twice, Three Times an Olympics Host City http://www.interstateofmind.com/once-twice-three-times-an-olympics-host-city/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/once-twice-three-times-an-olympics-host-city/#comments Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:50:24 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=2337 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 http://www.interstateofmind.com/a-year-long-snapshots-around-the-world/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/a-year-long-snapshots-around-the-world/#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2012 12:26:02 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=1893 [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 up according to the amount of pictures taken, resulting in an animation that is far too fast to make sense of. Because of this, they have also provided a series of snapshots to highlight days where there are some remarkable trends and outliers. Take a look at the New Years Celebrations around the world.

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This one goes up to 11… http://www.interstateofmind.com/this-one-goes-up-to-11/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/this-one-goes-up-to-11/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:32:38 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=951 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 design world, Winkreative, our boys were a man down and unprepared for the battering they were about to receive. 30 mins and 11 conceded goals later, captain Nigel dragged his wounded troops off the pitch with a heavy heart and an even heavier league position to pick up.

The following week saw a complete turnaround for the Interstateteam. Firing on all cylinders and up against the cockily-named Up-Starts of international Start Creative, this time the 11 goals went in the correct end and marked our first victory. But last week, the tables turned once again. Without the support of their gaffer, the In-a-state boys floundered one more time and conceded another 9 goals, themselves scoring 2.

So what is mother nature trying to tell us? Well, the appearance of the number 11 in all games so far (by the way I’m counting 9 + 2 as another occurrence!) is just downright weird and is sometimes taken as a “magical” message posing the question of equilibrium. Carrying the vibrational frequency of balance in it’s parallel numerals, number 11 has lofty connotations of higher ideals, congruency and fulfilment.

The balance of work and play or of masculine and feminine assets; I’m not entirely sure what we are supposed to glean from this other than maybe not all of the team are as manly as they appear? Or maybe it’s simply time for Nigel to switch up the formation to the trusty old 4-4-2 pattern or whatever equivalent works when you’re playing 6-a-side? But I don’t profess to know anything about the beautiful game; I just watched my second football match this week during which I woke myself up with the noise of my own snoring.

So maybe the balance will come through one bad game, one good, so on and so forth. Which means, spiritually speaking, I have high hopes for this coming week, when we face our arch-nemesis Winkreative again for a rematch to be reckoned with. Let’s hope the boys turn it all the way up to 11 this time and that nature is on our team.

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Data is a Girl’s Best Friend http://www.interstateofmind.com/data-is-a-girl%e2%80%99s-best-friend/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/data-is-a-girl%e2%80%99s-best-friend/#comments Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:16:02 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=249 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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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…

The object below is a bracelet that represents the data from a year’s worth of temperatures and rainfall. The peaks around the outer side map the minimum and maximum daily temperatures whilst the holes represent weekly rainfall. To find out how it was made, visit (the teeming void).

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Dish of the Day http://www.interstateofmind.com/dish-of-the-day/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/dish-of-the-day/#comments Wed, 17 Mar 2010 10:29:09 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=256 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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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).

he list of ingredients are graphically represented through circles, sized proportionally and in relation to each other. These have then been combined with the recipe method to form three easy steps. Obviously the lack of any visual stimulation does not make the dish seem very appetising, but there is a certain charm to the breakdown of the recipe that makes me want to cook it – even though I don’t even eat red meat!

For more information visit FlowingData

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Mouse Trap http://www.interstateofmind.com/mouse-trap/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/mouse-trap/#comments Fri, 12 Mar 2010 10:47:00 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=263 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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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 http://www.interstateofmind.com/information-design-taken-to-an-all-new-high/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/information-design-taken-to-an-all-new-high/#comments Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:34:10 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=317 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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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!

Below are some more descriptions that also feature on the aircraft (in case you miss any in the images):

aircon ducts (not that kulula needs it… they’re already cool)
a.p.u. (extra power when you need it most)
avionics (fancy navigation stuff)
back door (no bribery/corruption here)
black box (which is actually orange)
boot space
cargo door
cockpit window tagged as the sun roof
emergency exit tagged as the throne zone (more leg room baby!)
engine #1 and #2 (26 000 pounds of thrust)
front door (our door is always open … unless we’re at 41 000 feet)
fuel tanks (the go-go juice)
galley (cuppa anyone?)
galley (food, food, food, food…)
landing gear (comes standard with supa-fly mags)
loo (or mile-high club initiation chamber)
nose cone (radar, antenna, and a really big dish inside)
overhead cabins (VIP seating for your hand luggage)
rudder (the steering thingy)
seats (better than taxi seats)
selection of windows tagged as kulula fans (the coolest peeps in the world)
stabiliser (the other steering thingy)
tail (featuring an awesome logo)
windows (best view in the world)
wing #1 and #2
ZS-ZWP (OK-PIK) tagged as secret agent code (aka plane’s registration)

Images courtesy of shanairpic, Flickr.

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