Archive for the 'Design' Category

2012: The Year in Graphics

Great work by NYT. Graphics and interactives from a year that included an election, the Olympics and a devastating hurricane. A selection of the graphics presented include information about how they were created. HERE

2012: The Year in Graphics

Beyond 9/11 photographed by Marco Grob wins Emmy

Marco Grob (born in Olten Switzerland, 10′ from where I grew up) has won an Emmy together with TIME for the stunning portraits of “Beyond 9/11 Portraits of Resilience” in the category “New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming”

The The 9/11: Portraits of Resilience project also appeared as a special issue, a film documentary, a book and a photo exhibition. But the website is “perhaps the purest expression of what we attempted to accomplish,” said TIME Managing Editor Rick Stengel. “It’s very gratifying that it was recognized and I want to first of all pay tribute to the brave men and women who suffered through the terrible events of 9/11 and then shared their stories with us and the world.”

(via TIME)

Time-lapse drawing of Manhattan

Drawing by Patrick Vale: “I did it in about 4/5 days on and off, shot on iPhone so had to export alot of pics every half hour!”

I love typography

If you do too, you will love the website we love typography. Type in a keyword on the top right and it will give you type related content to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(via swissmiss)

Chic Engine Helps You Find That Dress You Saw on Pinterest

It is not new but the story behind impresses me in terms of idea creation and also it represents new ways how information can be found closer to the real-life search approach: “I saw this white dress the other night, and want to get results for a this type of white dress and not just a dress which has the same shape.” Jonathan Allen wrote about Chic Engine on searchenginwatch.com:

What does breast cancer screening have to do with fashion? More than rubber bracelets or ribbon broaches.

Adrian Rosebrock, from Catonsville, Maryland, has put into action insights from his day job as a developer at the National Cancer Institute unit to make a visual search engine.

Working in the breast cancer screening unit, Rosebrock has been developing metrics to detect cancer in images and taking those learnings about computer ‘vision’, namely histology, and applied it to the problem of shape and color in visual search in the fashion vertical.

His project, Chic Engine, matches the shape and color of any image led query you input, either via a image file upload or a hosted image URL – provided you are looking for clothing matches. Currently the index of returned products comes mainly from ShopStyle but what is available so far is an impressive demonstration of how visual search could be something to look out for.

Full article

Most liveable city: Zurich

Nice movie by monocle about Zurich.

For a small city, Zürich’s 50 museums, theatres and concert halls are a subtle hint that there’s more than beautiful architecture, clean living and stunning scenery in Monocle’s favourite city of 2012. A strict corporate culture with a village-style feel that means Zürich is a microcosm of a well-balanced city that larger neighbours could learn from.

Maps in watercolor

Zurich map in watercolor. Awesome.


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