Boring Corporate Workflow becomes a Buzzing Metropolis
These beautiful illustrations by Jack Hudson and INT Works for Channel 4 might just change your opinion of boring corporate workflow.
Each department at Channel 4 is a different vehicle
Departments are small cogs in a big machine
…explains how the media property functions, not by using unwieldy charts or boring orientation materials, but by providing a total visual extravaganza. It’s smart design and smart internal communication: A piece of visual branding that over time will leave employees with a greater appreciation for how the company actually works in all its various departments.
A wonderful example of the power of emotional design. These concepts could have been presented as a boring Powerpoint slide, but Hudson has created something truly beautiful here to engage and draw in the viewer. Inspirational!
(via FastCo Design)
Amazing Photography of Yan Yongliang
These photos by Yan Yongliang absolutely blow me away. I love how he has mixed traditional techniques with modern photography to create these haunting, powerfully, moving series of images.
The image above come from a series based on Shan shui paintings. These type of paintings stem from a history that goes back more than 1,500 years ago and the images often depict scenes of natural landscapes and beautiful scenery. It’s a tradition that demands a rigorous set of requirements in the hopes of creating the perfect combination of balance, composition, and form.
Yang Yongliang’s work takes these requirements and then turns them on their head – tranquil surroundings become chaotic landscapes as old trees become large skyscrapers and gentle mists become billowing smoke. The finished result creates powerful and contemporary images that speak of the modern world and the concerns of our time.
View more examples on The Fox is Black
Infographic thinking doesn’t let designers to interpret a narrative visually; it lets them invite the viewer join in the process of interpretation, too. It’s what makes infographic design a language, not a formula or a fad.
Interview with Francesco Franchi, FastCo Design
Visualising Relationships in The Phantom Tollbooth
A gorgeous set of graphics by Jan Avendano, that depicts character relationships, classifications, location shifts, pace and narrative flow in the children’s book, The Phantom Tollbooth. Beautifully visualised.
View the complete set
The Complete History of Tokyo
Japanese graphic designer, Bunpei Yorifuji of Bunpei Ginza, has created these delightful illustrations capturing in an instant the complete history of Tokyo.
In 10 frames, Yorifuji captures the most defining moments that built up to modern day Tokyo—from the birth of life, through to modern day.
Evolution and dinosaurs
Feudal era and the impact of religion
The makings of a metropolis, and its demise
View full article and the other panels on Design Taxi