Beard-Happy!

May 9, 2009

Have I mentioned that my new upstairs neighbor is Erin Dollar of I Made You a Beard!? I can hear her sewing beautiful chin-shag for people through my ceiling, a sound that has become quite reassuring, proof that YES! We can make a living from our art! Check out her etsy shop too.


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Lunch Break: Visuals by Alyz

May 7, 2009

Loving this work from the blog of Alyz. Check out her full portfolio too.





Wishlist: Multi-Chain Bracelet

May 6, 2009

I bought this bracelet for myself as a Christmas gift when it was on sale. A week later it mysteriously disappeared from my wrist. Our time was brief, leaving me wanting more. I am now much poorer so if anyone feels inclined to replace this lovely eco-happy thing for me I wont complain even a little bit and I promise not to let it get away again.


from Inhabitat.


Last.fm Listener Visualizations

May 5, 2009

Last.fm is pretty cool, the fact that it keeps track of your listening habits is pretty fun. The limited charts/visualizations of habits, however, leave something to be desired. Luckily there are a number of other Last.fm visualizers that I think you should probably check out. 🙂


LastGraph produces PDF posters of your listening trends within any time frame you choose.


While not available as an interactive, but you should definitely see the inspiration for LastGraph, this awesome project from Lee Byron.


Not as awesome as the histograms above, it relies on common tags as opposed to artist, but still fun. Get yours!



And I’ve just discovered that Rocket Surgeon, a blog dedicated to music 2.0 and digital entertainment, has put together a more comprehensive list of last.fm visualizations than the one I just started. So go check it out!


Lunch Break: Animal Illustration

May 5, 2009




A bit haunted by these “witness protection animal” drawings from Bill Carman’s blog.




Also loving these glitchy paintings from Frank Gonzales.




Folk tales and personal stories interpreted by Raquel Aparicio.


OMG Business Cards

May 1, 2009

via OMG It even has a watermark


Info Design Sources

May 1, 2009

Yes. I’m neck deep in my thesis project and thought I’d share some of my favorite resources.

About my project:
A Self Portrait through Information Design: I am creating a graphic representation of my identity by exploring the data that makes up my past, present and future.

Websites


Visual Complexity


InfoDesign: Understanding through Design. A constantly rolling news feed of information design, but it takes a couple clicks to get to the pretty pictures.


50 Great Examples of Infographics



Notcot
presents the work of Stefanie Posavec.


History Shots


A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. Wow. This one is not pretty, and it’s cliched use of the periodic table may be called into question, but I find the categorizing of InfoGraphic types very helpful.

Books


Lunch Break: Poked Studio Desktop Wallpaper

May 1, 2009

I am currently enjoying these darkly saccharine desktop wallpapers from Poked Studio, a design/illustration/multimedia studio in Wales.


My Daily Routine

May 1, 2009

This is exactly my day. It’s accurate, personal, humorous, and it even has three levels of information! I should have drawn this for my thesis instead of all these crazy charts. 🙂