I’m fascinated by infographic design. Perspctv is a constantly updating site that charts news, blog, and twitter mentions of McCain and Obama as we approach the election.

This project presents different perspectives in our world, including that of Mainstream media and user-generated content on the Internet. Explore the similarities and the disparities, hear the many voices that have emerged and choose which view, if any, makes the most sense to you. What we think vs. what they say we think — All the chatter on the Internet, all the traditional news media coverage, and all the pollsters — Perspctv brings it all together in a simple and elegant manner — and gives a unique “dashboard” picture of the elections at any one given moment in time, totally un-biased.

It’s an elegant site, and definitely an interesting look, regardless of your politics.

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“I never thought there would be a place for me. I was always in a mild panic because I couldn’t see me in anyone around in the places I worked, and I couldn’t see where I might end up. It’s part of the challenge for creative people…to feel comfortable with where you’re going. Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer other than to perhaps try to be sensitive to where you are, what works and doesn’t work for you, and what brings the best out of you. Learn from it and use it to work out where the next step is. If you fix on objectives too far ahead you might discount opportunities that arise along the way, openings that could take you somewhere much more interesting and much more “you.” This of course can leave you a bit vulnerable to the “what do you want to be when you grow up?” question, but I’m afraid not having a good answer is something we just have to get used to living with.”

Nicolas Roope, Poke

I found this poking around Coroflot, and it’s exactly what I needed today. The rest of the interview can be found here, and he gives some fabulous advice.

Scott Hansen posted the making of his limited addition Obama print on his blog. It’s fascinating to see his process, and how he pulls it all together.

An interesting peek at the handwriting of some of the most well known modern type designers.

Vancouver Film School

July 1, 2008

In honor of Canada Day, I have to say that the Vancouver Film School has got some pretty nice digital design examples on their youtube channel. Oh, I wish I were back in school…

MadeThought

June 30, 2008

MadeThought is a UK graphic design agency. I think I’m in love with their website interface.

via ycn

Considering that the above image has been gracing my desktop background for the past few months, I figure it would be good to give Right Brain Terrain some love. (Not that they necessarily need more love, as they certainly get plenty).

Full disclosure, I tend to be a complete sucker for a well done inspirational item. I love a good graduation speech (Most recently this surprisingly touching commencement address by Mike O’Malley, of GUTS fame. I know. But seriously. Read it. It’s good.)  One of my favorite albums right now is the new Weepies. So I’m a bit predisposed to like these. But I do so love them. If I didn’t have such a bad track record of getting posters and not hanging them up, these would definitely be adorning my walls. Maybe once I decide to stay in the same place longer than a year, they will.