National Geographic’s June 2018 magazine cover provides a chilling affect to any reader concerned about our oceans and our planet. The classic orange-yellow framed cover surrounds a picture of a plastic bag submerged underwater with one of its tips pointing out of glacial-blue waters and appears to look like the tip of an iceberg. “Planet […]

Readers: Last night, my wife and I were watching American Pickers. I am a true antiquer and love the items found on this show. Mike Wolfe, one of the stars of the show, picked the 1936 Big Game Fish Map created by Joe Godfrey Jr. and Gordon Ertz in 1936. I was able to find […]

Readers: Most of you don’t know it, but I am a vintage Santa Claus collector. I cannot explain why or how, but I always felt looking at photos of the vintage Santa Clauses was like drinking hot cocoa on a cold Winter day. It warms you up inside. My Christmas present to you are images of […]

Readers: I had the good fortune to attend my first Tableau Fringe Festival yesterday. The Tableau Fringe Festival (TFF) is a virtual conference designed to collaborate, mentor and showcase the breadth of knowledge within the Tableau community around the world. Key Objectives Deliver great additional content by those community members who will not be Subject Matter Expert (SME) presenters […]

Source: Benjamin Bach, Nathalie Henry Riche, Sheelagh Carpendale and Hanspeter Pfister, The Emerging Genre of Data Comics, IEEE Computer Society, May/June 2017, http://www.aviz.fr/~bbach/datacomics/Bach2017datacomics.pdf.  

Dante’s Inferno, widely hailed as one of the great classics of Western literature, details Dante’s journey through the nine circles of Hell. The voyage begins during Easter week in the year 1300, the descent through Hell starting on Good Friday. After meeting his guide, the eminent Roman poet Virgil, in a mythical dark wood, the […]

Typography And Font Deconstruction Typography is associated with great design for web and print. However, it was not so long ago that typesetting for printing presses was the norm. During this era of typesetting, many technical terms evolved for the construction and makeup of fonts and layout. It was like a secret code for typesetters, […]