5 Ways to Build a Kick-Ass Creative Career



The new age of employment comes with new rules. We work from home, from across the country, we conference call during rush-hour traffic and send emails from planes at 35,000 feet. Stuck on a project? Search the Internet for a tutorial. Need extra hands for a big event? Craigslist will get you the help you need. When everyone is able to work better and faster than ever before, how do we differentiate ourselves? Now it’s more important than ever to make sure you provide unique value to your employer.

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Martin Vargic Releases His Miscellany of Curious Maps (Including a Map of Literature)


The Internet is a vast world, one that 17-year-old Slovakian artist Martin Vargic set about mapping for his comprehensive (and Internet famous) 2014 Map of the Internet 1.0. Vargic took his inspiration from old National Geographic maps, channeling their meticulous detail and coloring, and has since illustrated a number of equally inventive creations.

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Here Are 5 Charts that Show How We Feel About Fall


Fall is quite possibly the best season. TV is back. The drug stores are filled with candy. The stressful holidays and winter temps are still a ways away (unless you live in sweltering SoCal where Visual News HQ is located). Of course, as great as Fall is, it’s a little annoying that everyone seems to talk about it. Since we like to express ourselves through data visualization around here, we thought we’d put some of our Fall-related observations into chart form. We’re sure you can relate.

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Explore Vintage Photos of New York, Plotted on Google Maps


It’s not uncommon to wonder what a street looked like in centuries past, and if you’re in New York City, finding that out has gotten a whole lot easier. OldNYC is a project which plots historic data from the New York Public Library collection of photographs on top of Google Maps for a rich and revealing look at the city’s changing appearance from the 1870s to the 1970s.

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