This is one of the more beautiful and etherial things I’ve seen in a while. It only reaffirms that China needs to be the next big trip I take to somewhere I haven’t been (already planning NYC and Spain, both of which I’ve been to many times).
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been swamped at work. Been researching data visualization today and I came across this beautiful poster by PalauGea.
“Proyecto desarrollado junto a Eduard Punset para mostrar visualmente las emociones y sus interacciones.” A visual map of emotions and their interactions.
It’s all about stories. Humans of New York is a brilliant project by Brandon Stanton, and is most visible on Facebook. Brandon pulls personality out of man-on-the-street, gives faces names, gives crowds personalities. The stories are touching, inspiring, delightful, nostalgic, sad, and uplifting all at the same time. You can buy his book here
As some of you know, this is a project I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. My sophomore year at RISD, I designed a cook book of my family’s recipes. I was 3000 miles away from home, in a dorm with no kitchen. My typographical chops have significantly improved since then, and now, I have a real camera, and a real kitchen with a gas stove. I don’t have any excuses to put this off anymore (except that my laptop is too old to run InDesign, but that problem will be fixed soon).
So, before I start actually redesigning the book itself, I get to cook my way through the first edition and photograph all of the dishes. Edition One is purely typographical, with some iconography, but Edition Two is going to be full bleed images and step by step photographs. If you like cooking, check out my newest adventure, the type kitchen. For now, it’s a cooking/recipe blog, with a lot of pictures. When I start designing the book, I’ll post my typographical explorations and paper testing there too. You can watch the project unfold, and you can cook along with me.
Really, this isn’t a 12 types of procrastinators thing so much as 12 ways to procrastinate. AKA check all that apply (I bet, if you’re anything like I am, you’ll be checking at least four if not 11 of these off on your I-am-a-procrastinator list) Funnily enough, a good 50% of these are “productive” procrastination. Like cleaning your entire apartment instead of working. I don’t tend to panic anymore, the way I did in college. But that’s because deadlines at work are so much tighter turnaround than school, that it’s not an option. As for personal work, I make lists. Then I clean my apartment, then I organize my desk, then I organize my to do list, then I make a snack, then I then I then I… etc. Vicious cycle. I sent this to my sister, and she laughed, because she had just cleaned her apartment and organized her roommate’s desk, then made a list, before starting on her essay.
Do you have any other ways of procrastinating? I’d love to know!
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