Skylines III: Patricio Gonzalez Vivo

Curator: Sha Hwang
date: June 30, 2014
Categories: Information Design, Motion Graphics

Skylines III: Point Cloud City from Patricio Gonzalez Vivo on Vimeo.

The theme for this week, if there is to be a theme, is going to be vision—the ways we see these days; the imagery and data we see through; and the glimpses we catch of ourselves.  
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See Political

Curator: Brian Mah
date: June 18, 2014
Categories: Information Design, Motion Graphics

My friends at Imaginary Forces have created a very clever video series called See Political. They break down various statewide public policy issues in a series of shorts that are fun, simple, and easy to understand. 

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The Grid and Books: Massimo Vignelli

Curator: Joe Marianek
date: June 5, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Information Design
Tags: books, Grid, Massimo Vignelli
Massimo Vignelli speaks about his process using the grid to design books.
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A Nike Fantasy Shop: Purple Unicorn Planet

Curator: Femme Den
date: May 21, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Entertainment Design, Information Design
Tags: Design, men, Nike, shoes, sneakers, trainers, women

Emily Hodgson and Emilie Riis love sneakers, or trainers, as they’re known in London, but were frustrated by the fact that many of the coolest designs are made in men’s sizes only. So they decided to do something about it, launching Purple Unicorn Planet, a fantasy shop created to inspire Nike to make trainers for men available in women’s sizes, too.


As Riis told Fast Company: “Trainers are unisex shoes and have been for awhile. But it seems we are still stuck in an outdated view on what kinds girls and boys, respectively, should wear. Girls don’t just want pink, purple, or banana yellow trainers.”

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CV Dazzle: Adam Harvey

Curator: We Have Photoshop
date: May 12, 2014
Categories: Experience Design, Information Design

Adam Harvey’s computer vision project “explores how fashion can be used as camouflage from face-detection technology.” Building on the principles of dazzle camouflage for battleships (which disguises through interference rather than blending in) these “looks” appear outlandish to the average passerby while simultaneously concealing the wearer from face recognition technology. 

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