Blog posts tagged “Art”
- Making of the National Parks of the United States poster
- November 23, 2013
I've been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to my National Parks of the United States poster. I want to thank everyone for such kind words. I also want to thank everyone who shared it with others. Several people have asked how I made it so I'll outline process, list my sources and show a few early prototypes as an extra bonus.
- Transit charts: fun with public data
- September 4, 2012
Continuing my latest obsession with data visualization, I had some fun with public transportation data. In an attempt to play around with a new color palette and put a different face on old data, I wound up creating what I call Transit Charts.
- Visualizing Metra
- August 14, 2011
When I heard that Metra was planning to cut 46 trains from its service in 2012 to make up for high operating costs, I wanted to see just how much of an impact that would have on their schedules—using a technique from 1885. How the final result came about was a mixture of curiosity and fun with a pinch of obsession.
- TV cheat sheet: a design exercise
- July 5, 2010
After some recent back-and-forth with Comcast, I upgraded my TV subscription and with it came a raft of new channels with numbers far higher than I ever imagined as a kid. I don't watch TV a lot but I watch it enough to know my favorite channels but with these new options, I needed a cheat sheet. During a recent visit with my parents, my father presented me with a cheat sheet of his own and inspired me to take up the challenge myself.
- Designing Obama arrives
- June 23, 2010
Arriving home from a long vacation is usually met with bills, messages, and piles of emails but this time, an extra surprise was waiting: my copy of Designing Obama.
- Time-lapse video of Iceland volcano
- May 15, 2010
Stunning time-lapse imagery of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland.
- Mandelbrot fractal art competition exhibitions
- May 4, 2010
Anyone going to be in San Sebastián, Bilbao, Buenos Aires, or Hyderabad? If you are and enjoy fractal art, take some time to check out the exhibit of 2009 Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Competition winners—including a piece from me.
- Personas: What do you look like online?
- August 18, 2009
Personas, an online component of an exibit at the MIT Museum, shows you how the Internet sees you by scanning the web and categorizing you with predefined labels. It's a fun experiment, but needs some tweaking to keep people engaged.
- Fractals for any date
- October 26, 2008
Fall's here and that means it's time for calendars. This year is a little different. Along with a brand new calendar, I've updated all my old calendars to work with any year. Now you can get any calendar at any time.
- Polly want a fractal?
- May 20, 2008
I thought I'd try something different with one of my latest fractals, Old Polly. In addition to trying out a new type of design, I made a movie of how it was made. This was more of an exaperiment than anything but I thought others might be interested in seeing the process I go through.