I love u

LOVE
An image I created and photographed for a valentine’s day poster.

What the duck?

Illustration by Daren Newman
GQ January 2014
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Butterfly wing alphabet

Butterfly wing alphabet

Thanks to Glenn for reminding me of this photographic project created by photographer Kjell B. Sandved which captures the alphabet observed on the wings of butterflies.

You can see the entire project here.

Billboard graphs music sales

This clever graphic from the December 14th issue of Billboard nicely charts the relative increase in sales of songs over a three-week period. The big winner is Demi Lovato’s song from the movie Frozen.

While the graphic clearly shows percentage growth, it does not indicate sales volume comparatively. For this you need to see the footnote.

[click image twice to read the text ]

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The unstoppable march of technology

I recently watched a video of musician Imogen Heap at Wired 2012, where she explained how  technology developed at MIT’s media lab in 2010 allows her to create music without being tied to physical instruments.  For example, she can walk  into  areas on the stage and different sounds will play: a room of drums or a choir of people among many others. Using the gloves developed at MIT she can modulate these sound, change pitch or adjust volume by moving her hands or waving her arms or she can introduce the sound of percussion by air drumming.

Take a look at the video here.

This so-called, wearable tech, was the cover story of the January issue of Wired, and while not referencing Imogen’s gloves, it made me think of her performance. Inside the issue the typography of the feature spread  caught my attention. The type illustrations were created by Artem Sukhinin, more of whose work you can see here.

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Music and type

Music magazine, typography, graphic design

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From BBC’s Music magazine, a somewhat halfhearted attempt at emulating the posters of the industrial revolution? Or just a simple typographic cover?

Harpers Bazaar: Avedon tribute

HB-2013-12-AvedonThe visual correspondence created by reflecting the detail in the sunglasses with the called out type just makes one smile.

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