Say it with an illustration

March 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

Say it with a quote or illustrate one? Malaysia-based illustrator Tang Yau Hoong pairs each of his illustrations with a famous quote. As simple as that, as beautiful as these posters…

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Who sang what?

March 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

Sometimes you discover online something that combines two things you love and then you realize that all that procrastination was actually worth it. So for today’s pleasure combo I present to you one three Beatles infographs, charting the instrumentation of all of their songs, in their three phases.

I consider the haircut chart a bonus:

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By Pop Chart Lab

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Minimal science

March 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

When minimalism expresses the essence of meaning, design comes to honor the pioneering work of some of the world’s most famous scientists. From Darwin’s theory of evolution to Pythagoras’ theorem and Archimedes’ principle, Mumbai-based graphic designer Kapil Bhagat creates clever typographic posters of scientists’ names based on each genius’s breakthrough discovery.

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The unexamined life is not worth living

October 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Quotes by some of the most influential philosophers, illustrated by Max Temkin:

Wittgenstein: at the core of all well-founded belief lies belief that is unfounded

Socrates: as for me all I know is that I know nothing

Descartes

via so bad so good

Minimal haircut posters

April 24, 2012 § 1 Comment

Can you recognise a person from his haircut? Well yes, if we are talking about the most recognizable haircuts on the world, virtual or not.

Check out the Copyrighted Famous Hairs minimal poster series by Portuguese graphic designer Patricia Povoa.

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Minimalist video game covers

March 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

The tendency in video game graphics is to become as complex and realistic as possible. And I’m all for it. 3D environments, incredible textures, realistic human movement is all great in my book. But when it comes to the game covers, oh dear, do I hate the graphics. You see what works in a game environment is plain ugly printed in 2D. This is why I loved these minimalist recreations of iconic video game covers from society6.

Heavy Rain

Assassin's Creed          Red Dead Redemption          Halo

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Never le’ go…

March 15, 2012 § 1 Comment

I will never lego

Get it?

From the witty Heng Swee Lim and her Etsy shop, ILOVEDOODLE.

via buymodernbaby

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In March read the books you’ve always meant to read

March 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

Always desirable, even if it comes from a vintage poster. From Works Progress Administration project of President Roosevelt’s effort to elevate the nation from the grip of The Great Depression in 1935.

Make this promise to yourself this March.

via Brainpickings

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First quiz of the year

January 15, 2012 § 1 Comment

Our 2011 ended with a quiz: our last post of 2011 was Stephen Wildish ‘s 1980′s Film Alphabet, a graphic quiz testing our knowledge on pop-culture movies from the 80′s. Today’s post is the first quiz of the year and we decide to go with Stephen Wildish ‘s 1990′s Film Alphabet this time.

You know the procedure: Each letter and a movie title.

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Last quiz of the year

December 30, 2011 § 2 Comments

Last quiz of the year: Back to the eighties to test our knowledge and memory. Designer Stephen Wildish created the 1980′s Film Alphabet,  a great graphic that challenges our pop culture movie knowledge from the eighties.

Each letter and a movie. Can you recognise them?

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Strictly for philotypes

August 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

All these -isms that gave meaning to complex philosophical concepts and formed our common  understanding: relativism, absolutism, hedonism, humanism, passivism, realism, authoritarianism, solipsism, reductionism, determinism, deism and so many others, but we never quite managed to remember them all.

Designer Genis Carreras helps us understand and visualise all these philosophical ideologies through his series of  minimalistic posters, entitled Philographics, with just the use of simple geometric shapes.

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Minimal landmarks

August 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

How can we disguise some of the city’s most famous buildings and still recognise them?  Through an minimalistic approach, graphic studio Design By House managed to reveal famous landmarks under multiple layers of colors and different shapes.

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All must be shared to win the war

July 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

Twitter has followers, Facebook has causes and Google+ is the new cult.

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Wouldn’t life be perfect if…

June 7, 2011 § 1 Comment

favouritesong

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WTF?

May 31, 2011 § 5 Comments

Don’t tell me that you have never reach the point when the only thing you could say was WTF? Argentina based design studio Minga created these minimalist posters for those moments in life.

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Ideas for a new city

May 4, 2011 § 2 Comments

Ideas for a more citizen-friendly city. It could be New York or any other city in the world.50 ideas of the new city

50 ideas for the New City is a project of the Architectural League of New York to imagine the future city and explore the ideas that will shape it.

Posters designed by the Civic Center. 

via Urban Omnibus

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I shall not live in vain

April 29, 2011 § 4 Comments

Emily Dickinson

Poetry poster created by H-​​57 and First Floor Under.

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Etsy finds: Claudia Varosio’s movie posters

April 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

This shop is a true find for the cinephiles. Claudia Varosio creates custom posters for some of cinema’s most iconic movies.

reservoir dogs

Minimal, wonderfully designed and coloured, these posters vary from the conceptual to the whimsical.

Manhattan

magnolia

Also of note are Claudia’s series of cut-out paper dolls: the dude, Margot Tenenbaum, David Bowie and other surprising personalities.

the dude

Green typography

April 20, 2011 § 1 Comment

Anna Garfoth experiments with eco-graffiti and green typography. And I mean actually green: messages written with moss on walls.

grow, moss graffiti

She also uses leafs, garbage and tape on fences’ grids to spell her messages.

wild at heart fence

And my personal favorite, the edible poster made out of cookies.

edible poster: bite off more than you can chew

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The human factory

April 20, 2011 § 1 Comment

We often consider our self as part of a mechanical work. That times has changed and we are nothing but a machine which work all the time to fulfill its ever emerging needs. But the idea of the human being as a machine was first conceived or at least illustrated by German physician, artist and writer Fritz Kahn in 1926. Fritz Kahn created Der Mensch als Industriepalast (Man as Industrial Palace), a poster of the human body, which depicts the body’s complex functions, such as respiration, circulation, digestion as parts of a wider mechanical process. He ‘compartmentalized’ the body, creating different rooms, where workers carefully carried out the different works of our body.

Man As Industrial Palace

Henning Lenderer, a German visual communication and animation student, has created an amazing and high detailed animation of Kahn’s poster, managing to eloquently explain the separate functions of a body, in the following video and an interactive installation for the audience to explore the different cycles of this human machinery.

via Visual News

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