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, […]
Readers: Yesterday, my wife and I attended the 10th Anniversary show for the Arizona Toy Con. I love to walk around and see many of the toys of my youth as well the toys my kids played with when they were young and they also cherished dearly. According to The NPD Group earlier this year, […]
Source: Diana Adams, The Design Evolution Of Your Favorite Soda Cans From 1948 Until Today, Bit Rebels, 2014, http://www.bitrebels.com/design/design-evolution-favorite-soda-cans/.
SWANH.NET is an adaptation of Star Wars Episode IV in a style that was inspired by infographics. One story in one piece of 123 meters length (403.54 feet) It was created by Martin Panchaud. He is an illustrator and graphic novelist, born in 1982 in Geneva, Switzerland and currently living and working in Zurich. He […]
The Original 1953 Logo When Chevrolet was preparing their new Corvette sports car in the early ’50s, the task of designing the emblem (or logo) fell to Chevy interior designer Robert Bartholomew. Bartholomew’s design (above) featured two crossed flags: One, the checkered flag that symbolized race victory, the other, the American Stars ‘n Stripes. However, […]
[Click on image above to watch video] The Santa Claus we all know and love — that big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard — didn’t always look that way. In fact, many people are surprised to learn that prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt […]