Archive for the 'Graphics' Category

AxiDraw V3

AxiDraw V3: I want one.

I’m not quite sure what I’d use it for, but I want one.  Even just to watch it create seamlessly shaded letters and shapes over and over again would be incredibly satisfying.

It’s probably getting a bit late to add to my Christmas list, but here’s to perhaps treating myself in the new year…

Full product details of the pen plotter (or “drawing machine”) and its capability on Evil Mad Scientist, and be sure to check out their other Art Robots here.

Retro Wave

Seeing as it’s Friday why not have some fun with PhotoFunia’s Retro Wave.

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Turn any words you like into a Tron-inspired 1980s style text effect.

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Happy Friday!

Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design

It’s unlikely to rival the explosive content of any upcoming  Hollywood blockbuster, but that hasn’t stopped the new trailer for docu-film Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production catching my eye.

It is a history of the changes that took place in the graphic design industry from the 1950s through to the introduction of “desktop publishing” in the 1990s.

I don’t work in Graphics specifically, but I have done a bit within that sector over the past 10 years or so.  Whilst many of these skills were before my time, I did spend time at university painstakingly positioning Letraset transfers and experimenting with my own somewhat crude version of paste-up boards.

The precision and craft of doing everything by hand in the trailer really resonates with me.  Look forward to this coming out in early early next year!

More information www.graphicmeans.com.

London Air Traffic Visualisation

More than 50% of the 2 million flights in UK airspace every year arrive or depart from one of the five airports in (and around) London.  That’s well over 5,000 flights using just Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, London City, and Luton every day!

I appreciate that being able to imagine all of those flights is almost incomprehensible, but fortunately for us NATS have put together a superb visualisation showing exactly that.

Information is beautiful.

Watch the equally impressive air traffic videos for the whole UK here or the whole of Europe here.

 


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