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Uli Westphal
"After the fall of the Roman Empire, elephants virtually disappeared from Western Europe. Since there was no real knowledge of how this animal actually looked, illustrators had to rely on oral and written transmissions to morphologically reconstruct the elephant, thus reinventing an actual existing creature. This tree diagram traces the evolution of the elephant depiction throughout the middle ages up to the age of enlightenment." Elephants!
illustration  elephants  pachyderms  drawing  arthistory 
august 2017 by infovore
Inside High-Rise – Creative Review
Wonderful - graphic design from an unreal 197X. Eurostile agogo!
highrise  graphicdesign  setdressing  props  design  illustration  type 
march 2016 by infovore
looking aesthetic
Well, I never knew that: Tove Jansson did illustrations for a Swedish edition of the Hobbit. Just beautiful.
jrrtolkien  hobbit  tovejansson  illustration  art 
february 2015 by infovore
Paul Gravett | Article Detail
"Over the past few months I have been collaborating with her to curate her first ever career-spanning exhibition. Retrospective Posy Simmonds: Essentially English opens on June 12th at the beautiful Art Nouveau, Victor Horta-designed Belgian Comic Strip Centre in Brussels and continues until November 25th 2012. I’ll be adding photos from the exhibition shortly, but below are the texts I have written for the explanatory graphic panels." Paul Gravett on Posy Simmonds - some great sketches in here and details of early work.
posysimmonds  paulgravett  comics  cartoons  illustration  writing 
june 2012 by infovore
Unto the Ends of the Earth // Satirical maps of the Great War, 1914-1915
Remarkable satirical maps from the First World War; the Raemaekers is especially brilliant.
maps  satire  firstworldwar  wwi  cartoons  illustration  history 
december 2011 by infovore
Bat, Bean, Beam - A Weblog on Memory and Technology: What Do People Do All Day?
"However I am just as impressed but the extent in which Scarry’s work has in fact not dated very much at all. While the book covers an almost bafflingly broad range of occupations and includes sections on the extraction and transformation of raw materials, there is one notable omission: large-scale manufacturing. And without industry, from a Western perspective the book seems in fact almost presciently current. Some of the jobs the author describes have evolved, very few of them have all but disappeared (you can’t easily bump into a blacksmith, much less one who sells tractors); the texture of our cities has changed and those little shops have given way to larger chain stores; but by and large we still do the things that occupy Scarry’s anthropomorphic menagerie: we fix the sewers and serve the meals and cut down the trees and drive the trucks and cultivate the land and so forth. It’s almost as if Scarry made a conscious effort to draw only the jobs that could not be outsourced overseas, and had thus future-proofed the book for his domestic audience." I read this when I was very small, and loved it; fond memories, and sharp analysis
richardscarry  books  children  work  illustration  society 
april 2011 by infovore
How Mariano Rivera Dominates Hitters - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
"The closer has confounded hitters with mostly one pitch: his signature cutter." Lovely motion infographics - informative, and powerfully confirming the narration.
illustration  graphics  motion  infographics  baseball  newyorktimes 
july 2010 by infovore
Illustrated battle report: Bronzemurder vs. Oggez Rashas
"Smells like Dwarf Fortress". An illustrated account of a the nightmares of one particular fortress of dwarfs. Pretty, funny, and I still can't quite get my head around that game.
dwarffortress  games  illustration 
june 2010 by infovore
Philip K. Dick - Book Cover Art Gallery
"Philip K. Dick fans from around the world have contributed to this scanned collection of over 650 PKD book covers." Some of these are awesome, from the crazy french covers for VALIS to the German editions of The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch - retitled as "LSD-Astronauten".
illustration  pkd  scifi  covers  books  philipkdick  design 
april 2010 by infovore
astronauts - a set on Flickr
"I started with Valentina Tereshkova in January 2009 thinking if I drew one every week I'd finish the series around the end of the year. See how well that worked out." I like Phil Bond's art already, but this set of portraits of female astronauts is just lovely.
illustration  philipbond  space  astronauts  women  portraits 
march 2010 by infovore
Design With A Purpose, An Interview With Ralph Eggleston
Wonderful, wonderful interview with Eggleston. So much care and attention in the work and the way he describes it; so many lovely illustrations. The "color scripts" alone are great, but really, it's all worth your time.
pixar  design  illustration  art  animation  films  walle  interview  colour  ralpheggleston 
november 2009 by infovore
Fig. 8 Trailer
"In the game you are rewarded for keeping your tracks together while navigating through the surreal world of an "architectural" diagram. The camera moves in continuous motion and the object is to finish the course with as many points as possible." Watch the trailer; it's astoundingly pretty. Can't wait for this one!
games  drawing  flash  technical  illustration  beautiful 
july 2009 by infovore
上海市地图|三维地图|电子地图|公交查询
Map of Shanghai, as Sim-City style rendered projection; is this useful? Or is this just a style of imagery computer users are used to?
maps  illustration  projection  simcity  shanghai  cities 
may 2009 by infovore
David Hellman .net - Braid
David Hellman releases hi-res assets of all the Braid artwork. It is beautiful, and am thinking about how best to use some of it on my desktop.
braid  davidhellman  illustration  art  games  wallpaper  icons 
april 2009 by infovore
Ocean Quigley
Ocean Quigley has a blog, and whilst all the stuff on Spore and Sim City 4 is super-nice, what I really like are his paintings and sketches, which are just lovely.
oceanquigley  blog  art  games  spore  simcity  illustration  painting 
april 2009 by infovore
69 Love Songs, Illustrated.
"We are a loose collection of mostly London-based comic-artists, illustrators and writers, who have grown up listening to the Magnetic Fields and got together over a mutual love of the songs. One day, on Twitter, a couple of us decided that illustrating - or writing a comic - or a short story - inspired by all 69 songs was a worthwhile and exciting pursuit, so here we are!" Let's see how this will turn out.
comics  art  illustration  magneticfields  69lovesongs 
april 2009 by infovore
but does it float
A page full of prettiness, and it fills itself up as you go. Art, graphic design, sci-fi book covers; it's all here.
blog  design  art  illustration  shiny 
february 2009 by infovore
Videogame Classics - a set on Flickr
Olly Moss has now moved from movies to videogames, pastiching classic Penguin covers; the Goldeneye one is superb.
design  games  pastiche  illustration  books  graphicdesign  ollymoss 
january 2009 by infovore
Dopplr Blog » Blog Archive » Dopplr presents the Personal Annual Report 2008: freshly generated for you, and Barack Obama…
"We’ve generated what we call the Personal Annual Report for all our users. It’s a unique-to-you PDF of data, visualisations and factoids about your travel in 2008, that we’re delivering over the next week via email to every Dopplr user who travelled in 2008. To give you an example, we thought we’d show you the Personal Annual Report of someone who’s had a very busy 2008 - President Elect Barack Obama." This is super-awesome. Can't wait for mine, no matter how small it is.
statistics  publishing  illustration  information  pdf  generation  informatics  dopplr 
january 2009 by infovore
Brighten the Corners/Shop/Victor & Susie
"A modern tale about caring, mending and letting-go, drawn with letters and punctuation marks." Oh! This is just beautiful - a short story about a girl, and a snail, composed entirely out of type.
design  story  typography  illustration  children  book 
december 2008 by infovore
The Book Design Review
"My Favorite Book Covers of 2008" Some I'd seen before; some I'd not. Some very beautiful things here.
illustration  books  jackets  covers  design  graphicdesign 
december 2008 by infovore
My Connect-the-Dots Tattoo was chosen for a Book O' Tattoo Weirdos on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
"Pretty sure I'm not the first person in the universe to come up with this idea, but I've yet to see another connect-the-dots tattoo." Beautiful.
tattoo  bodyart  jointhedots  art  illustration 
october 2008 by infovore
TBM | Hochbahn U4
What a wonderful piece of a UI; two projections of a tunnel-boring machine, synchronized with one another, to help you visualise it in 3D. Lovely - not what you'd expect from a fairly niche company's site at all.
interaction  projection  illustration  machine  design  diagram  interface 
october 2008 by infovore
Flickr Photo Download: 4chan breaks down our economic downfall
4chan /b/ thread on the American economic deficit, which explains things quite well, and has stick-man-anon illustrations to boot.
economy  debt  deficit  4chan  illustration  america  finance 
september 2008 by infovore
The Mid-Century Modernist: Polaroid SX-70 Film by the Eames
"[the film] presents the simple joy of photography and, without hyperbolizing or talking down to its audience, gives a comprehensive explanation of how the camera works." Lovely film explaining the way the SX-70 works, from the Eames brothers; the explanation of how the film itself works is beautiful.
sx70  polaroid  film  camera  eames  illustration  explanation  technology  video 
september 2008 by infovore
Drawings of Scientists
In 2000, a group of seventh-graders were asked to draw what they thought scientists looked like and describe their pictures. Then, after visting Fermilab, they were asked to repeat the exercise. Some of the quotations are genuinely excellent, cf "Some people think that (scientists) are just some genius nerds in white coats, but they are actually people who are trying to live up to their dreams and learn more." Aren't we all?
science  illustration  children  understanding  scientists  representation  people  perception 
september 2008 by infovore
check out the size of this compass rose | deputydog
"...the compass... measures a whopping 1.21km in diameter. according to wikipedia, ‘it is inclined to magnetic north (around 13 degrees east of true north) and is used by pilots for calibrating heading indicators’." Blimey. That's big.
navigation  flight  photography  geography  marking  illustration  terrain  huge  massive  enormous 
july 2008 by infovore
"Ryan" - YouTube - Screening Room
Remarkable, oscar-winning short; real interviews, and some incredible CGI character design. At the heart of it: a very sad story. Beautiful soundtrack, too.
animation  ryanlarkin  cgi  computer  illustration  characterdesign 
july 2008 by infovore
rkogurl44/Pokemon/Gijinka PKMN - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Pokemon illustrated next to humanised representations of themselves. Cute, silly.
pokemon  art  games  drawing  illustration 
july 2008 by infovore
Colors! Gallery
Users' artwork from Colors! for the DS. Really quite impressive, some of this.
art  colors  ds  illustration  software  nintendo  homebrew 
may 2008 by infovore
microserveces08
"Mommy, why is there a Server in the House?" A lovely book to explain the "stay-at-home server" to kids, snapped by the gang at Gizmodo. Well, it made me laugh
humour  computing  server  illustration  children  bookmarking 
january 2008 by infovore
Flickr: The From Memory (was: Maps From Memory) Pool
People draw maps and more from memory. The results are interesting to say the least, and, at times, beautiful.
maps  drawing  flickr  illustration  art  memory 
november 2007 by infovore
Coding Horror: A Visual Explanation of SQL Joins
An even better explanation of SQL joins via Venn Diagrams. Already saved some bacon today, I can tell you.
sql  diagrams  illustration  join  syntax 
october 2007 by infovore
YouTube - Fantoche (2 times)
An animation painted on a many walls, and interacting with the space around it. Hypnotic, grotesque, beautiful.
animation  stopmotion  illustration  youtube 
october 2007 by infovore
A Hole in the Head
"In 1947 Life Magazine asked some famous comic strip artists to to draw their famous characters while wearing a blindfold." The results are, in equal parts, strange and wonderful.
art  comics  drawing  illustration 
july 2007 by infovore
The dashed line in use · Touch
Timo Arnall catalogues the various uses of the dashed line as visual metaphor.
design  graphics  illustration  usability  ui 
october 2006 by infovore

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