tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:/posts Power of Data Visualization 2017-08-13T19:21:40Z tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/911442 2015-09-30T16:04:48Z 2017-04-11T07:57:36Z 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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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/911441 2015-09-30T16:03:52Z 2017-07-23T14:13:24Z Are Movie Posters Even Better When the Text is Removed?

Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun has been collecting a massive selection of movie posters with one criteria: they must have all their text removed. He recently shared two huge albums featuring everything from classics like The Exorcist and Enter the Dragon, to new and upcoming releases like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/911440 2015-09-30T16:02:01Z 2017-08-13T19:21:40Z 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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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/908768 2015-09-23T17:40:24Z 2017-07-23T14:14:26Z Creative Tip: Get More Done in Your Life (and Find Peace) with ‘The Secret Weapon’

Evernote is one of the most powerful note-taking tools in the world, and the classic system Getting Things Done (GTD) details one of the most popular productivity methods. Combining the benefits of both tools, The Secret Weapon (TSW) is a productivity system that will make people think you have super-powers.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/908766 2015-09-23T17:39:17Z 2017-02-26T20:20:07Z 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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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/908765 2015-09-23T17:37:47Z 2016-04-27T05:19:35Z 9 Powerful Infographics That Will Change The Way You See the World

A picture speaks louder than words, but only if it’s the right picture. Here we share 9 examples of infographics that powerfully communicate insightful new understandings about our world.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/906766 2015-09-18T17:54:02Z 2016-09-05T19:59:40Z Rapper Makes the Most Epic Music Video, Using No Money and Tons of Hustle

Lil Dicky is going all in, but not with his wallet. The self-described ‘non-traditional rapper’ infuses his work with mix of comedy, dope lyrics and in his latest video, a ton of hustle.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/906765 2015-09-18T17:52:25Z 2016-08-18T07:08:43Z 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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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/906764 2015-09-18T17:50:19Z 2017-07-23T14:14:41Z This is How Instagram Users Show The Best Side of Their Life

The ‘power of the crop’ is well known, and nobody does it better than your typical Instagram user. We’re all guilty of cutting out the less wonderful aspects of our photography to highlight the best part, and this clever series from Bangkok-based photographer Chompoo Baritone point that out in a most amusing way.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/905940 2015-09-16T19:32:12Z 2017-08-13T19:21:27Z These Maps are Fake, But You’ll Still Want to Explore Them

Most maps depict a real place in the world, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Sometimes images that look like maps can be excellent tools for getting an idea across.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/905939 2015-09-16T19:31:19Z 2015-09-16T19:31:24Z This Ski Resort’s New Ads Have People Dressed As… Pee?

They say you should avoid the yellow snow, but when it comes to drawing people to the slopes of Copper Mountain ski resort, their latest ad has people dressing up as, well… urine. 

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/905938 2015-09-16T19:29:35Z 2015-09-16T19:29:37Z Exquisite Geometric Artworks from Layers of Laser-Cut Plywood

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates precisely layered wood relief sculptures that are a delight to explore. Each 1/8 inch piece of laser-cut mahogany plywood stacks into an exquisite union of overlapping geometry in mandala-like forms. Recently, Schama has been placing these patterns within human silhouettes for a striking contrast.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/905064 2015-09-14T18:40:15Z 2015-09-14T18:40:19Z Trekkie Alert: Illustrator Draws Every Woman Captain Kirk Kissed

It was 49 years ago that Star Trek first aired (September 8, 1966), inspiring generations of Trekkies to live long and prosper. While Star Trek is a global franchise, with blockbuster movies and merchandising, it all started with the classic ’60s show. Great stories, killer characters, and a little camp made the series iconic. But there is one element that Trekkie and children’s book illustrator Kelley McMorris realized was particularly enamored with: The ladies.

Via - Visualnews
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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/905062 2015-09-14T18:38:56Z 2017-04-05T11:54:31Z This Ski Resort’s New Ads Have People Dressed As… Pee?

They say you should avoid the yellow snow, but when it comes to drawing people to the slopes of Copper Mountain ski resort, their latest ad has people dressing up as, well… urine.

Via - Visualnews
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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/905060 2015-09-14T18:37:37Z 2015-09-14T18:37:43Z Japan Has ‘Street View’… for Cats

Google might have the ‘human’ Street View world covered, but the Japanese city of Hiroshima is doing it for cats.

That’s right: if you’ve ever wondered what the world looks like from a cat’s-eye-view (and we know you have) then this is the web app for you. Developed by the tourism board of Hiroshima, Cat Street View was designed to give a fun, low-down perspective on neighboring city Onomichi, while still bringing useful information about local businesses to the human public.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/903530 2015-09-10T19:01:43Z 2015-09-10T19:01:46Z A Wonderful Book of Parisian Signs, Photographed Over 40 Years

There are few places with more dazzling signage than Paris. From the top of the Eiffel Tower to the entrance signs for the Paris Métro far below, the ‘City of Lights’ is absolutely covered with incredible vintage typography.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/903529 2015-09-10T18:59:58Z 2015-09-10T19:00:02Z A Surreal Summer High Above Italian Beaches

In honor of the holiday weekend (and because summer is almost over) we bring you pictures of what you should be doing today: enjoying every bit of sunshine. German photographer Bernhard Lange captures how the Italians do that from high above a resort on the Adriatic Sea.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/903528 2015-09-10T18:59:04Z 2015-09-10T18:59:09Z Japan Has ‘Street View’… for Cats

Google might have the ‘human’ Street View world covered, but the Japanese city of Hiroshima is doing it for cats.

That’s right: if you’ve ever wondered what the world looks like from a cat’s-eye-view (and we know you have) then this is the web app for you. Developed by the tourism board of Hiroshima, Cat Street View was designed to give a fun, low-down perspective on neighboring city Onomichi, while still bringing useful information about local businesses to the human public.


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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/902659 2015-09-08T17:50:33Z 2015-09-08T17:50:36Z Love Maps? These Minimalist T-Shirts Are Your Chance To Wear One

t’s no secret that we love maps, so give us the ability to wear one and we’ll take it. Alex Szabo-Haslam is currently running a Kickstarter campaign featuring a massive collection of maps printed in T-shirts. Each of his minimalist designs uses data from OpenStreetMap to reduce a famous city to just its roads and rivers. These iconic places are so unmistakable not even the city’s name is printed on the map.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/902658 2015-09-08T17:49:12Z 2015-09-08T17:49:15Z Listen to the Solar System with This Interactive

Designer and science geek Luke Twyman loves all things visual—especially when it comes to the orbital frequencies of our planets. In his awesome project Solarbeat, he decided to not only visualize the planets’ trips around the sun, but turn the movement into a musical masterpiece.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/902657 2015-09-08T17:47:57Z 2015-09-08T17:48:02Z Trekkie Alert: Illustrator Draws Every Woman Captain Kirk Kissed

It was 49 years ago that Star Trek first aired (September 8, 1966), inspiring generations of Trekkies to live long and prosper. While Star Trek is a global franchise, with blockbuster movies and merchandising, it all started with the classic ’60s show. Great stories, killer characters, and a little camp made the series iconic. But there is one element that Trekkie and children’s book illustrator Kelley McMorris realized was particularly enamored with: The ladies.

Via - Visualnews
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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/902161 2015-09-07T17:46:53Z 2015-09-07T17:46:56Z Love Maps? These Minimalist T-Shirts Are Your Chance To Wear One

It’s no secret that we love maps, so give us the ability to wear one and we’ll take it. Alex Szabo-Haslam is currently running a Kickstarter campaign featuring a massive collection of maps printed in T-shirts. Each of his minimalist designs uses data from OpenStreetMap to reduce a famous city to just its roads and rivers. These iconic places are so unmistakable not even the city’s name is printed on the map.

Via - Visualnews
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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/902160 2015-09-07T17:45:24Z 2015-09-07T17:45:27Z 3 Stylish Bicycles Inspired by Work at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

To celebrate their 100th anniversary and highlight their popular bike night event, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) recently collaborated with Handsome Cycles to create three custom bicycles inspired by works of art from Mia’s permanent collection.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/902157 2015-09-07T17:44:28Z 2015-09-07T17:44:31Z A Surreal Summer High Above Italian Beaches

In honor of the holiday weekend (and because summer is almost over) we bring you pictures of what you should be doing today: enjoying every bit of sunshine. German photographer Bernhard Lange captures how the Italians do that from high above a resort on the Adriatic Sea.


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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/900972 2015-09-03T14:50:50Z 2015-09-03T14:50:54Z Care to Try a Pantone Smoothie?

Hedvig Kushner is in the midst of a “delicious color experiment.” The Swedish art director and frequent ‘maker of smoothies’ noticed one day that mixing up a tasty drink was a lot like mixing paint. Just add a kiwi for some light green or a handful of raspberries for a pink hue. Could exact colors be created from carefully proportioned fruit, nuts and veggies?

She wondered, “is it possible to create tasty smoothies in any Pantone color?”

That’s the question Kushner is now exploring on her charming site Pantone Smoothies. For each drink she grabs a piece of colored paper from the art store, then matches a Pantone swatch to it. Then she goes to work finding the perfect combination of ingredients to create that color and a delicious drink. After hitting just the right hue, her partner Michael Kushner photographs a spread of the ingredients and the final drink in a glass (which perfectly matches the background paper). Probably the best part: she also created a Pantone swatch smoothie glass.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/900970 2015-09-03T14:47:33Z 2015-09-03T14:47:36Z This Stress Ball Gives You Directions

There’s nothing more frustrating than getting lost in a city you’re not familiar with, but there’s nothing more embarrassing than wandering around with a tourist map. Even in today’s tech age, your apps can turn against you, like the time my phone’s GPS started embarrassingly screaming directions while I was walking through a hip NY neighborhood.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/900968 2015-09-03T14:45:17Z 2015-09-03T14:45:27Z Watch an Award-Winning Student Animation of Robots Mining on a Desolate Planet

Jack Anderson spent about a year just rendering his tale of a chance encounter between two robots mining on a desolate planet. It was worth the wait.

He told Reddit about the Student Academy Award nominated sci-fi short, noting that it was produced with a $0 budget, but thousands of hours of work while an undergraduate at Chapman University. In fact, each of the highly detailed frames took something like 30 minutes to render (or 12 hours a second and a month for a minute). That’s what happens when you only have a few school computers to use…

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/900615 2015-09-02T17:21:59Z 2015-09-02T17:22:04Z This Librarian Bicycles Around San Francisco Towing a Miniature Library With Free Books


School librarian Alicia Tapia is on a mission to spread the love of reading. Knowing the important influence books can have on literacy and learning she started towing a miniature library around San Francisco in 2013. She calls her creation Bibliobicicleta.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/900613 2015-09-02T17:20:39Z 2015-09-02T17:20:41Z Google’s Logo Gets its First Major Update in 16 Years

If you haven’t already noticed, Google’s logo just got a MAJOR update. Gone are the old and iconic serif letters and in their place are six sleek sans-serif examples. While impressively small updates have made headlines in the past, this new update blows them all away.

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tag:www.pdviz.com,2013:Post/900612 2015-09-02T17:19:44Z 2015-09-02T17:19:50Z 6 Completely Unique and Inspiring Timelapse Videos

Timelapse is a great photographic technique. Yes, it’s often overused by nature documentaries and newbie photogs, but there is a reason it’s so popular. Good timelapse shows us what our own eyes can’t usually process. At a micro or macro level, time is visualized in such a fascinating way that simply watching it makes you feel like you’re having a unique physical experience. 

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