New book added to the ever expanding TSA Library. As with most additions, we’re giving away one free copy. See the bottom of this post for details.

Data Flow 2
Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

Editors: R. Klanten, N. Bourquin, S. Ehmann, T. Tissot
Language: English

Publisher: Gestalten
Release: February 2010
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Features: 272 pages, full color, hardcover

Data Flow 2 expands the definition of contemporary information graphics. The book features new possibilities for diagrams, maps, and charts and investigates the visual and intuitive presentation of processes and data. Eight comprehensive chapters illuminate how techniques such as simplification, abstraction, metaphor, and dramatization function. Data Flow 2 is a valuable reference offering practical advice, background, case studies, and inspiration.

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Enter to win a free copy of Data Flow 2

To enter your name into the drawing, comment on this post with your favorite infographic from the last decade.

Fine print: Drawing ends Saturday, July 31, 2010. Winner will be picked at random. This drawing is open to everyone, even if you live in the far reaches of the planet. Please comment with a valid email so we can find you.

**** Winner announced: Congratulations to Annie Nguyen from Hawaii. ****

Alex McLeod: new work

23 July 2010

New work from Alex McLeod. Along with the site update he has two solo shows opening soon: August 26 at Angell Gallery in Toronto and September 3 at Anno Domini in San Jose.

Public Works 2

16 July 2010

Someoddpilot and Andrew Rafacz have partnered to present Public Works 2, a group exhibition of new work by Sonnenzimmer, Seripop, Dan Funderburgh and Mike Perry. The exhibition runs August 6th through September 3rd, 2010 here in Chicago at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery. The show’s run will be punctuated by Friday evening speaker events with a rotating cast of DJs.

8/13 – Speaker event + afterparty
Scott Thomas (Post Family / Obama)
Stephen Gossett (Flavorpill)
DJ Pete Dougherty (Hey Champ)

8/20 – Speaker event + afterparty
Chuck Anderson (No Pattern)
Zach Dodson (Featherproof Press / Bleached Whale)
DJ Dinoscopy (Only Children)

8/27 – Speaker event + afterparty
Mike Perry (Brooklyn designer)
Dan Funderburgh (Brooklyn designer)
DJ Jobot (Jojo Yang)

9/3 – Speaker event + afterparty
Chris Force (Alarm / Design Bureau)
Nick and Nadine (Sonnenzimmer)
DJ Clerical Error (Jocelyn Brown)

Egill Bjarki Jónsson

16 July 2010

Egill Bjarki Jónsson is an Icelandic photographer currently living and working in Copenhagen. Thanks for the email.

Frame-by-frame flash animation for the song “Lion in a Coma” by Animal collective. Created by Ori Toor for his final project at the Shenkar School of Engineering and Design in Israel.

Xavier Barrade

12 July 2010

Xavier Barrade updates.

QUSQUS

09 July 2010

QUSQUS is a design studio founded by Dima Kuzmichev, based in Saint-Petersburg. Thanks for the email.

João Lavieri

06 July 2010

João Lavieri from São Paulo, Brasil updates.

Today we’re adding the second title to the newly created TSA Library. As with most additions to our Library we’ll also be giving away one free copy. To find out how to win, read the info at the bottom of this post.

Milton Glaser
To Inform & Delight

For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. Best known for co-founding New York Magazine and creating the enduring I ♥ NY campaign, the full breadth of Glaser’s remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait, Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight. From newspapers and magazine designs, to interior spaces, logos and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings, the documentary offers audiences a much richer appreciation for one of the great modern renaissance men.

Artfully directed by first-time filmmaker Wendy Keys, the film glances into everyday moments of Glaser’s personal life and captures his immense warmth and humanity, as well as the boundless depth of his intelligence and creativity.

Director: Wendy Keys

Producer: Wendy Keys and Edgar B. Howard

Cast:
Milton Glaser
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Peter Mayer
Shirley Kenny
Shirley Glaser
Jivan Tabibian
Ralph Caplan
Brookie Maxwell
Steve Heller
Deborah Adler
Walter Bernard
Katja Maas
George Lang

Technical: 73 Mins | 16:9 | Stereo | Color | Not Rated

Awards: Best Educational Film Award, FIFA, Montreal; Official Selection Woodstock Film Festival; Official Selection Denver Film Festival; Official Selection Chicago International Film Festival

Available on iTunes and Amazon. Thank you to New Video Digital for offering the giveaway.

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Win a free copy of Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight

The first person to answer the following question correctly, in the comments section of this post, will win a free digital download (via iTunes) of Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight. To enter you must be a U.S. resident and have an iTunes (U.S.) account.

What movie character is thought to be based off of Milton Glaser?

**** Winner announced: Congratulations to Melissa Cayabyab. ****

Mike Lemanski

02 July 2010

Mike Lemanski updates.