FFF updates

26 March 2013

Beautifully redesigned and restructured site over at FormFiftyFive. Congrats Glenn and team, looks great.

Martin Silvestre

28 January 2013

Martin Silvestre is an Art Director & Graphic Designer at Anonymous, a digital studio based in Paris.

Wind Map

29 October 2012

Wind Map is “a living portrait of of the wind currents over the U.S.”, conceived and developed as a side-project by the data visualization super-team of Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas, who lead Google’s Big Picture visualization research group (and before that, IBM’s Visual Communication Lab).

This beautiful, perpetually-animated online ap pulls publicly available data of surface wind speeds from the National Digital Forecast Database, which is updated hourly. The map shows the patterns created by winds ranging from 1-30 miles-per-hour. Pan and zoom functionality allows observation in fine detail.

Of the project, the artists write: “It conveys the movement of the air in the most basic way: with visual motion. As an artwork that reflects the real-world, its emotional meaning changes from day to day. On calm days it can be a soothing meditation on the environment; during hurricanes it can become ominous and frightening.”

Also be sure to check out the site’s gallery of archived map images.

More of Martin and Fernanda’s data viz collaborations can be found here.

BUNGALOW

07 October 2011

Bungalow out of Barcelona updates.

OLO

05 August 2011

London-based interactive studio Sennep, just sent us their new HTML5 iPad/iPhone game called OLO. Love the clean design, and it’s fun to play too.

ROME

12 May 2011

Chris Milk and the Google Data Arts Team launch their latest interactive music video: 3 Dreams of Black for the album Rome by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi. A must see.

Conor Cronin

23 April 2011




Brilliant work and beautiful site by Conor Cronin


Excellent data visualization by George Michael Brower (designer and developer). Data via John Bohannon (molecular biologist and journalist). Built using WebGL.

Fonts In Use

21 February 2011

Fonts In Use showcases “type at work in the real world.” The site is organized into industries, formats, and typefaces and each entry dives into more detail about the font(s) and its use on various materials. It’s grown quite a bit since I last checked and is shaping up to be a very useful resource. It has also been added to our Creative Resources section, under “Type.”

Two versions of you

11 February 2011

Julian Wolkenstein wrote in to inform us of the launch of Echoism, an iPhone app/website based off a series of photographs he shot in 2010, entitled Symmeytrical Portraits. Like the photos above, the app generates two versions of you, the left you and the right you.

There is a myth, some say a science, suggesting people who have more symmetrical faces are considered more “attractive.“ “Echoism” plays with the notion of your own identity. What do you look like? What are the things that make you look like you – your identifying features? If you are made symmetrical, do you consider yourself more beautiful, less so, or is it just weird? Or is it you at all? Do you have a best side? What is to be said of left and right brain dominance?