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Creative Design Politics Video

A Visual Explanation of the Credit Crisis

The credit crisis is all over the news. Blame being tossed from one side of the isle to the other. The newspapers and newscasts speak of it regularly but it’s more noise then substance if you don’t understand what they are talking about. So this leaves the simple questions like:

  • How does this happen?
  • What does all this mean?
  • Outside of the hype, how does this compare to other recessions?

Well a number of designers have taken on the task of making all that information digestible, might I say, even interesting. Here are some of the better examples I’ve seen.

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis

As part of his thesis, Jonathan Jarvis has created this beautifully executed and explains the complexities of what caused the credit crisis in simple clear terms. For more visit: CrisisofCredit.com



Four Bad Bear Markets

A simple chart covering the Crash of 1929 through today’s housing crisis. For more info on the data behind this chart visit dshort.com

Four Bear Markets

Interactive Charts by 26Variable

Using Google’s Motion Charts it allows you to see the market in action in a clear colorful way.

26variables' SP100

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Creative Personal Photography

Philly at night

I recently picked up a new tripod.  It’s been a while since I really made use of one.  Broke my last one a few years back while at Avenue A | Razorfish (now just Razorfish) shooting items for our interactive holiday card.  So excited to give it a spin Alex and I braved the freezing cold and headed over to the Art Museum.  Here are some of the results:

Spiders Abstraction - by Robert Francis

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Design Events

Advertising that Changed the Nation

Advertising that Changed the Nation

Who doesn’t remember Smokey the Bear, McGruff taking a bite out of crime, or the Crash Test Dummies (not the band)?  These icons of pop culture were all part of the Ad Council‘s public service campaigns.  See these and more from the Ad Council’s 65 years of service at Art Institute of Philadelphia’s exhibit “Advertising that Changed the Nation.”  Which runs from February 11th to April 3rd, 2008 at the Art Institute’s gallery at 1622 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. Click here for more info.

The fine image above was done by Ryan Katrina (Neuarmy) of the Neiman Group, whom are underwriting (read: paying for) the exhibit.

Links:
the Ad Council
Art Institute of Philadelphia
Neuarmy
Neiman Group

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Advertising Creative Entertainment Links Video

Failure

Whether it’s a competition or a relationship it’s the last thing you want happening.  It’s the thing many of us fear the most.  Still, sooner or later it’s going to happen to all of us.  In this video Honda takes on failure a suggests it’s the key to success.  They follow how a few of Honda’s failures in both racing and engineering, how it hasn’t stopped them but propelled them to improve.  This is just one video in Honda’s Dream the Impossible series.

Links:
Failure: the key to success

Honda’s Dream the Impossible