It was a lot of fun doing these prototypes. As soon as I have settled with a logo and design for my company I will see that I can get them manufactured.
“Christoph Niemann’s illustrations have appeared on the covers of The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustration. His work has won numerous awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Art Directors Club and American Illustration. He is the author of two children’s books, “The Pet Dragon,” which teaches Chinese characters to young readers, and “The Police Cloud.” After 11 years in New York, he moved to Berlin with his wife, Lisa, and their sons, Arthur, Gustav and Fritz. His Web site is christophniemann.com.”
I love this guy’s playfulness and humour that seeps through all of his work. His ideas and his style seem so simple, yet what he’s communicating is often highly complex. I like the fact that he uses different techniques and formats. He paints, he draws, he cuts, he works with lego, post-its and leaves, he does illustrations, flowcharts and napkin doodles. When I seek inspiration I turn either to Brian Wilson or take a look at Christoph’s stuff. And you all know how much i love Brian Wilson :)
A post outside the visual thinking blog box - just loved those pictures and wanted to share them.
Gentlemen Of Bacongo: The Dandies Of Sub-Saharan Africa
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I like viznotes, I think they’re an excellent solution in between doodling and doing murals. Will try that out at the next conference where I’ll do graphic recording. This example has a bit different because it has a specific purpose. You can find out more below the pictures.
A most interesting project came through Somnio, an Austin-based sales and marketing company that was hired by HP to support a sales training. Somnio specializes in unique sales and marketing solutions, so their idea was that BrightSpot create twitpics – pictures that could be periodically tweeted to the participants of a sales training to (1) keep them interested, (2) reinforce the content, and (3) use an empathetic Twitter persona to relate to the experience that many of the participants were probably having. Somnio wanted a visual narrative that reflected the (probable) emotional ride of the employees and they wanted it to look like handwritten notes coming out of someone’s notebook. So Erik Kuntz, BrightSpot’s principal illustrator, took on that project and did, as always, a superb job. (And consequently, created a new Brightspot offering – TWEETNOTES.) Did I just invent a new word? Doubtful. But I love the output.
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxfriedrich/sets/72157616315820387/ Maraid also has a fantastic collection comprising 1200 pictures. Check it out here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maraid/sets/72157594234429063/?page=2
A video that illustrates the hugeness of our digital future: trillions of networked computers representing all scales of information and objects will make up the edgeless ecology of information that we’ll be floating in.