Monday, 22 February 2010


The following images and text are from a recent blog I found whilst researching, as part of my initial stages I love to find out more and fully get to grips with the planning of a project.

The blog is a fantastic resource for learning more about design and designers who are creating impacting and effective design. Each image I have chosen because it has a relation to the work I am concentrating on now, the detailed description explains but if you want to know more see the website details at the bottom of this blog.

I am not going to comment on each image as it is quite clear why I have chosen them, I love engaging and installation design, anything that evokes a response and interacts with the audience ticks all my boxes!
Please enjoy.

"According to Kim Ji-Hwan and Jin Sol from
zero per zero, each city’s various railway systems should reflect the character of that city. In an effort to infuse the city’s identity into its subway map, while also trying to simplify the original map, the designers produced a series of original maps for three cities (Seoul, Tokyo and Osaka) in the size of 100 x 70cm (39” x 28")

Seoul Railway Seoul boasts 600 years of history as the capital of the nation, and features the grand river, the Han Gang, flowing across it. The Han River is the symbol of Seoul. Representation of the Han River in this map mimics the curvature in the middle of the Tae-Geuk mark of the national flag of Korea. The overall circular shape of the map was also inspired by the Tae-Geuk mark. The brighter area in the centre of the map, seen up close in the detail shot 1, shows the territory of Han Yang, the old capital of the Cho-Sun Dynasty. This was the old Seoul marked by the Four Gates, and the growth of the city becomes clear when compared to the modern metropolis."

“Absolutely," says Peace it Together, a non-profit organization that empowers youth to promote peace through dialogue, filmmaking, and multimedia. Since 2004, Peace it Together has been facilitating summer camps that bring together youth from Palestine, Israel, and Canada to create short films about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict."

"In September 2008 Sagmeister Inc. participated in Droog Event 2: Urban Play. The public art installation consisted of 250,000 eurocents placed on the floor, covering more than 300sqm on a square in Amsterdam. The coins spelled out the sentence “Obsessions make my life worse and my work better.” The piece is part of the series “Things I have learned in my life so far” by Stefan Sagmeister."

"A clever piece of work by the Swiss artist Nic Hess"

"Tobias Hoss and Christian Schwentke from the University of Applied Sciences Konstanz, Germany designed an A1 size wall calender portraying the company MBTech, a subsidiary of Mercedes Benz, from a new angle. The calendar shows the services of this company in an unorthodox way and translates the highly technical processes in a friendly, humorous world. They created a world out of paper and cardboard showing the different fields MBTech is active in. Everything was cut, pasted, and photographed - no Photoshop. Beautiful illustrations!"

"One of my favourite information designers, Nicholas Felton, just released his 2008 Annual Report. He spends much of his time thinking about data, charts, and our daily routines. Therefore, he has created several personal annual reports (2007, 2006, 2005) that collate countless measurements of his year into a rich collection of graphs and maps reflecting the travel, photography, music, food, drink, and reading contained in the year. Feltron also launched a new site called Daytum which provide a tool to a larger audience to examine and communicate their habits and routines."

"This project from Toby Ng Kwong To is based on the scenario – If the world were a village of 100 people. There are a few different versions of this text in circulation about the world’s statistics. He neatly summarizes the world that we live in. He used information graphics to re-tell the story in another creative way and designed a set of 20 posters which contain most of the information. Toby Ng used simple vector graphics that related to a statistic in order to present the information in the simplest and most accessible way."

All the images and text are from this website:
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1 comment:

SmushPuppet said...

Wow, I love that guy's work! (Nicholas Felton). Thanks for putting this up :)

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