Tag: design

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Creepy Cupid: Bad OKCupid Messages As Valentines

We took several of our favorite real (real creepy, that is) OKCupid messages and sprinkled them with design magic to make them shareable Valentine’s Day graphics. They’re kind of like the ones you might have gotten in the first grade, except…wrong. Just plain wrong. Send them to your valentine—or your worst enemy.

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The Graphic Account: February 1, 2013

With a new book release from Nathan Yau, two visualizations that examine the word choice of inaugural addresses, and a chart of sci-fi book covers, this edition of the Graphic Account gets literary. Along with being a bit bookish, look out for the most elegant solution to bus schedules that public transit could ever hope for.

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The Graphic Account: 1-23-13

Once the go-to small talk topic, you can now have a serious conversation about the weather. This week, we found an interactive map that uses data about climate to lead to incredible discoveries. Other highlights include a visualization that may determine your Oscar picks and the origins of the infographic.

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How Fast Is Santa Claus? JESS3 Puts it into Perspective

Let’s start with the facts: Santa Claus is magical. Regardless of whether or not you believe in him (or magic, for that matter), the man deserves some credit—and frequent flier miles—for what is undoubtedly the largest seasonal productivity spike in the global workforce. In one night, Santa and his reindeer, plus an immeasurable payload of [...]

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The End Is…Probably Not Very Near

It’s the end of world as we know it…or is it? The Maya Long Count calendar reaches the end of its cycle this Friday, December 21, and various doomsday theories have predicted either an apocalypse or a global spiritual transformation. We’re hoping for the latter rather than the former, but all signs seem to be pointing to nothing special happening, as NASA points out.