Jax de Leon just graduated from the graphic design program at SUNY Purchase College School of Art and Design, and was kind enough to share some of her senior project work called Illinois: Visualizing Music. Jax focused on one music album (illinois, by Sufjan Stevens), and visually analyzed different aspects.
This project is an experiment in taking an audio recording of music that is beautiful and personally meaningful to many listeners, deconstructing it from different vantage points, rearranging it, and building it up again into visual interpretations. This project visualizes lyrics, instrumentation, notes, patterns, and word usage. Hopefully these interpretations will provide another way of experiencing this album, although no amount of analysis can adequately represent the visceral response one gets when presented with a compelling piece of music.
A great infographic for America's Independence Day from Mike Wirth. The graphical history of the American Flag shows a circular timeline of when changes were made over the years and when stars were added. I love additional information Mike included like the official folding pattern and the state each star represents by showing them chronologically. Makes a great poster!
Wendy Ding created this infographic in 2007, and recently published a complete tutorial on how she created it on Digital Arts.
After collecting data on skirt lengths and their wearers and locations from flickr.com, this information piece was created to illustrate the statistics. A bar graph, area map with call-outs, and a legend all come together to explain the skirt wearers relationship.
This piece garnered an honourable mention from the 2007 Adobe Design Contest for the digital illustration category.Thanks for sharing Wendy!
Laurie Thinot directed this infographic music video "Stay The Same" by Autokratz. She just earned recognition at the 19th Annual New Directors Showcase at Cannes.
A warped kalidescope of music video animation from the album Down & Out in Paris & London.
Links to videos from all of the winners are here.
Great work from our friends at XPLANE.com for the Harvard Business School! Thanks to both XPLAE and Harvard for making this video available to the public.
The inspiring and thought-provoking piece on global leadership was created in collaboration with Nitin Nohria, Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration, and Co-Chair of the Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School.
The video debuted earlier this month at Harvard Business School's "How Can Leadership Be Taught" symposium on June 9 and 10. We were honored to partner with Nitin to create a visually appealing, provocative piece that would inspire viewers to take action, get involved and be motivated to lead.
"Imagine Leadership" is six minutes long and available for viewing on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuuTlQ0FzEU. Inspired by the popular "Did You Know? 2.0" video that we created, the new piece has similar qualities in how it visually represents key factoids, people and critical information. However, unlike "Did You Know," this piece combines illustration with graphics and photography, allowing the most appropriate visual content to represent each subject.
Twitter, Twitter, Twitter. Seems every where you turn these days that little blue bird is staring you right in the face. But how did it all start? Where is it all going? Who’s to say really, except you I suppose, in 140 character bursts. In the meantime let’s take a look back on some milestones of microblogging. Please do enjoy, The Story (so far) of Twitter. Start at the bottom and work your way up on this one.
Of course, I found this on Twitter!
I came across Market Visual Knowledge Maps this morning. It claims to still be in BETA, and it maps business relationships based on companies or people that you enter. It seems to build these mind maps on the fly, and saves any maps that you have build so you can retrieve them later.
It's a service you have to pay for, but if you're looking through annual reports and SEC filings to find people and connections, this will save you a bunch of time. There's a fully interactive sample map, as well as an introductory video.
A couple months ago (April 18th), the See Conference #4 was held in Wiesbaden, Germany. This one-day event had a great lineup of speakers: Aaron Koblin (Google Creative Lab), Julian Oliver (software artist), Gijs Joosen (ONL), Eric Rodenbeck (Stamen Design) and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Roth (University of Bremen). The event was organized by Scholz & Volkmer (www.s-v.de).
The best part is that videos of the entire day of speakers are now available online from the event website at www.see-conference.com. Some of the videos are in German, but Eric Rodenbeck, Julian Oliver, Gijs Joosen and Aaron Koblin are speaking English for their presentations.