Friday, August 10th, 2018
Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Typography meets astronomy in 16th century books like the Astronomicum Caesareum.
It is arguably the most typographically impressive scientific manual of the sixteenth century. Owen Gingerich claimed it, “the most spectacular contribution of the book-maker’s art to sixteenth-century science.”
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
Liberally licensed SVG illustrations by Katerina Limpitsouni with customisable colour schemes.
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Dave has redesigned his site. Now it’s extra Dave-y.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Monday, September 25th, 2017
Well, this is simply delightful.
Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Jon’s been drawing a lunch note for his daughter every day since she was four years old. They are somewhat puntastic.
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Improbable Botany is a brand-new science fiction anthology about alien plant conquests, fantastical ecosystems, benevolent dictatorships and techno-utopias.
This is the book plants don’t want you to read…
The illustrations look beautiful too.
Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
Monday, May 1st, 2017
I love the way Guillaume Kurkdjian uses animation here to demonstrate how these gadgets from the ’90s would work.
Thursday, November 24th, 2016
An illustrated history of digital iconography.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Jessman5 on Twitter: “I made a poster from @adactio’s talk about Resilience. :) This took me way too long…”
I love this illustration that Jess made of my Resilience talk at the Render conference.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Building the dConstruct 2015 site
I remember when I first saw Paddy’s illustration for this year’s dConstruct site, I thought “Well, that’s a design direction, but there’s no way that Graham will be able to implement all of it.” There was a tight deadline for getting the site out, and let’s face it, there was so much going on in the design that we’d just have to prioritise.
I underestimated Graham’s sheer bloody-mindedness.
I love that. Even with the focus on the gorgeous illustration and futuristic atmosphere of the design, Graham took the time to think about the absolute basics: marking up the content in a logical structured way. Everything after that—the imagery, the fonts, the skewed style—all of it was built on a solid foundation.
There’s plenty of CSS trickery going on:
opacity. But for the icing on the cake, Graham reached for
canvas and programmed space elevator traffic with randomly seeded velocity and size.
Oh, and of course it’s all responsive.
So, putting that all together…
The dConstruct 2015 site is gorgeous, semantic, responsive, and performant. Conventional wisdom dictates that you have to choose, but this little site—built on a really tight schedule—shows otherwise.
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
A superb illustration of why playing the numbers game and dismissing even a small percentage of your potential audience could be disastrous.
Friday, June 26th, 2015
Dividing the world in two.
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Beautiful visualisations of science and nature.
Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree.
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Wonderfully creative use of CSS gradients, borders, box-shadows, and generated content.
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
If you picked up the Guardian this weekend, you’ll have seen some brilliant work by Kyle on the cover (and inside) the magazine section.
Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Lovely little graphics inspired by New York architecture.
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
A really nice piece on Robert McCall, who was artist-in-residence at NASA and worked as conceptual artist on Kubrick and Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.