Pop Chart Labs’ latest looks like it came off the wall of a science class in the 1970s. Whether they’re fat pigeons waddling on the subway platforms or a raven crying “nevermore” on your mantel, America is filled with birds: over 730 distinct species, all flapping, squawking, and strutting across this great country of ours. […]

In the age of Adobe Illustrator, a sincere, hand-lettered sign or logo is a rare artifact of the past. But as a student at Auckland University of Technology, designer Sara Marshall redrew 10 famous logos with paintbrushes, markers, and pilot pens. It wasn’t just some fantasy project in which she reimagined Subway and Burger King […]

This is one chemistry class the tech industry needs to get right. You might not realize it, but almost everywhere around you are rare metals from the earth. In your phone, computer, or any other LCD screen, for example, you’ll find a dash of indium, a soft, malleable metal that is in short supply in […]

It’s one of those things that you’ve perhaps never explicitly thought about, but it may have tickled the back of your mind a few times as you make airplane reservations or stare at a departure screen. Where do the three letter codes used to delineate between airports actually come from? What’s the deal with the […]

New from Pop Chart, the Charted Collection of Contemporary Footwear is a handy cheat sheet for any shoe closet. Can’t tell the difference between a slingback espadrille wedge and a peep-toe ankle strap platform wedge? The prolific infographic design studio Pop Chart Lab has you covered. The Charted Collection of Contemporary Footwear is a handy, […]

Pop Chart Lab’s latest infographic charts the most significant works of architecture since 4,800 B.C. Yet another creation has rolled off the powerhouse infographics assembly line over at Pop Chart Lab, and this time, the indefatigable taxonomizers of alcohols and famous quotes have turned their attention to works of architecture. The Schematic of Structures organizes […]

Source: John Brownlee, Is Flat Design Already Passé?, Fast Company, Co.DESIGN, April 11, 2014, http://www.fastcodesign.com/3028944/is-flat-design-already-passe. Blog Note: A skeuomorph is a derivative object that retains ornamental design cues from structures that were necessary in the original. Examples include pottery embellished with imitation rivets reminiscent of similar pots made of metal and a software calendar that […]