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Artists Commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the GIF
In celebration of the format’s 25th anniversary, the Daily Dot reached out to 19 GIF artists from across the Web to create special, commemorative animations for the occasion and to sound off on the future of GIF.
forsnd  history  internet  animation 
june 2012 by tysone
When Letraset Was King
For serious graphic designers, Letraset was the Adobe of the Seventies. Here’s a look at two of the company’s catalogs from 1970 and 1973.
design  history  forsnd  analog  typography 
may 2012 by tysone
Field Notes Memo Archive
Field Notes owe their existence to a tradition of promotional memo books distributed to American farmers over the last hundred years by seed, tractor, and other agricultural companies. Co-founder Aaron Draplin has been collecting these for years, “rescuing them” from obscurity.
forsnd  design  history  video 
april 2012 by tysone
The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face
The challenge of designing a personal computer that “the rest of us” would not only buy, but fall crazy in love with, however, required input from the kind of people who might some day be convinced to try using a Mac. Fittingly, one of the team’s most auspicious early hires was a young artist herself: Susan Kare.
forsnd  mac  apple  design  icons  history 
november 2011 by tysone
"Linotype: The Film" Official Trailer
"Linotype: The Film" is a documentary about Ottmar Mergenthaler's amazing Linotype typecasting machine and the people who own and love these machines today.
forsnd  typography  video  history  design  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Data Visualization: Journalism's Voyage West
This visualization plots over 140,000 newspapers published over three centuries in the United States. The data comes from the Library of Congress' "Chronicling America" project, which maintains a regularly updated directory of newspapers. 
forsnd  visualization  history  newspapers  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
Celebrating Linotype, 125 Years Since Its Debut
Around for a century, Linotype machines were made obsolete in the 1970s by changing technologies -- but they have not been forgotten
forsnd  typography  history  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
A Collection of Black History Charts
Linda Eckstein writes, "The stunning charts you see here were hand drawn and colored at the turn of the 19th century, by Sociology students at Atlanta University. Their professor at the time, African American activist W.E.B. Du Bois, was organizing the upcoming “American Negro” exhibit for the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris."
forsnd  visualization  charts  race  history  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Apple: Their Tablet Computer History
Now that Apple has released the market-leading iPad, with a barrage of other tablet computers and dedicated eReaders flooding the market, it’s worthwhile to look back and see where all of this came from. The focus will be on Apple, and their history with tablet computers.
forsnd  apple  tablet  ipad  history  design 
november 2010 by tysone
Trailer for "Linotype: The Film"
"How does the Linotype fit in with new technology? It doesn’t."
forsnd  typography  design  history  video 
november 2010 by tysone
Kodak 1922 Kodachrome Film Test
"A sample of some of the earliest color motion picture film you will see."
kodak  history  forsnd 
august 2010 by tysone
Paul Rand Retrospective
For Paul Rand's posthumous induction into The One Club Hall of Fame, Imaginary Forces created this short film, combining original animation with a videotaped interview of Rand himself, that encapsulated his unique and timeless contribution to the design community.
forsnd  design  history  paul_rand 
august 2010 by tysone
Milestones in the History of Data Visualization
This page provides a graphic overview of the events in the history of data visualization that we call "milestones."
forsnd  visualization  toteach  history 
august 2010 by tysone
The origins of abc | I love typography
Writing's origins, its evolution, and the way it is now woven into the fabric of civilisations makes it a truly wonderful story. That story spans some 5,000 years
forsnd  history  typography  alphabet 
august 2010 by tysone
Steven Heller: A Fount of Fonts
The computer has put the word “font” into common parlance as a synonym for typeface. But ask most people, even many young graphic designers, where the word comes from, and blank stares abound.
forsnd  fonts  typography  language  history 
july 2010 by tysone
Ten of the greatest maps that changed the world
From the USSR's Be On Guard! map in 1921 to Google Earth, a new exhibition at the British Library charts the extraordinary documents that transformed the way we view the globe forever
maps  visualization  history  forsnd 
may 2010 by tysone
The Newsweek Cover Legacy
Robert Newman writes on the SPD blog, "We dug deep into our archives and collected some of the coolest Newsweek covers from the past 50 years. Let's hope someone smart (and with a lot of money) buys Newsweek and maintains this heritage."
forsnd  newsweek  history  news_design 
may 2010 by tysone
In Which We Examine The Finest Magazine Runs In Human History
"As with all things, This Recording evolved over time, like Emily Blunt and Jim Halpert looking more like one another. These are the fifteen magazine runs that left the biggest imprints on our minds and fingertips."
forsnd  magazines  history  journalism 
april 2010 by tysone
PopSci: Back to the Future
At the SPD Grids blog: "All this PopSci talk got us thinking about how they've covered cutting edge tech in the past. Here are 16 devices & technologies we can't live without, and how they were introduced on the cover of PopSci..."
forsnd  magazines  history  news_design  nostalgia 
april 2010 by tysone
Today's Inspiration
SPD highlights this brilliantly written, curated, and edited visual website devoted to the history of editorial illustration from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. The brainchild of Canadian illustrator Leif Peng, the site is updated daily and also has a daily email newsletter.
forsnd  illustration  inspiration  history 
march 2010 by tysone
The PopSci Archives
Popular Science has partnered with Google to offer its entire 137-year archive for free browsing. Each issue appears just as it did at its original time of publication, complete with period advertisements.
forsnd  history  nostalgia  design  inspiration  magazines 
march 2010 by tysone
George Lois Tells the Stories Behind His Twelve Favorite Classic Esquire Covers
New York Magazine asks the legendary art director to reflect on some of his best work.
forsnd  news_design  history  magazine  george_lois 
february 2010 by tysone
Fortune Magazine Archvies
A collection of diagrams, illustration, maps, covers, and more, from the early days of Fortune magazine.
fortune  history  news_design  inspiration  visualization  forsnd 
february 2010 by tysone
Legendary Magazine Designer George Lois’s Last Round
"George Lois talks with the cadence and manner of a guy who's spent years around boxing gyms and maybe the track. Though, most of his fights have been in editorial bullpens and most of his bets have been on creative long shots. And they've paid off."
george_lois  forsnd  design  news_design  history  magazines  artdirection 
february 2010 by tysone
Photoshop Celebrates Birthday
Adobe reunites the four inventors of Photoshop to reflect on its 20-year history. They originally hoped to sell about 500 copies a month.
adobe  forsnd  photoshop  history 
february 2010 by tysone
From the Archive: Reverse Order
As hard as it is to tear your eyes away from a Magnum photo, the back of the print often tells an important story of its own. On the occasion of the sale and transfer of Magnum’s print collection, the archive director, Matthew Murphy, took time this week to decipher some of those cryptic trails.
forsnd  photojournalism  history  magnum  nytimes 
february 2010 by tysone
What is Interaction Design History?
SVA Interaction Design faculty member, Karen McGrane, who teaches a course on the subject, investigates the topic at length with slides from her classroom presentations.
ixd  forsnd  design  history  ui 
january 2010 by tysone
The Secret History of Typography in the Oxford English Dictionary
Nick Martens at The Bygone Bureau digs into the pages of the great dictionary that chronicles the history and development of the English language, and unearths some typographic gems.
forsnd  typography  history 
january 2010 by tysone
Charting the Beatles
Designer Michael Deal is heading up a project to extensively visualize Beatles music through information graphics on sales, authorship, working schedules and more.
forsnd  visualization  beatles  history 
january 2010 by tysone
Final edition: Twilight of the American newspaper—By Richard Rodriguez
"When a newspaper dies in America, it is not simply that a commercial enterprise has failed; a sense of place has failed. ... We will end up with one and a half cities in America -- Washington, D.C., and American Idol. We will all live in Washington, D.C., where the conversation is a droning, never advancing, debate between "conservatives" and "liberals." We will not read about newlyweds. We will not read about the death of salesmen."
newspapers  history  journalism  sanfrancisco  prediction  forsnd 
january 2010 by tysone
Babylon Falling
"Babylon Falling is a great visual blog/website filled with scans of 60s graphic imagery, flavored by an emphasis on magazines and newspapers and the left-wing politics of the era."
history  graphic_design  vintage  60s  news_design  forsnd 
november 2009 by tysone
feltron — In conjunction with the relaunch of their website,...
In conjunction with the relaunch of their website, CNN asked me to examine their web statistics and create a visual record of the site’s last 13 years.
visualization  cnn  history  news_design  news  feltron  forsnd 
november 2009 by tysone

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