Should I Work For Free?

03 June 2011   //     3 comments   //   design, information

Having a hard time deciding if you should do that project for free? Now you can consult this extremely handy flowchart from the oh so great Jessica Hische.

When I first visited I thought it was just going to be another well-designed, funny infographic. Which would have been great too. But as it turns out, it’s actually really helpful. Much to my surprise, Jessica agrees that there are times you should work for free. And the chart explains exactly when and why. Very smart.

Check it out here.

(Thanks for the heads up, Liquid Treat.)


Superhero Taxonomy

19 April 2011   //     Comments Off   //   clever, design, information

The Illustrious Omnibus of Superpowers, created by Pop Chart Labs. A super handy taxonomy for all types of superhero powers.

Can’t remember who can Envelope body in Fiery Plasma? Just use their handy magnify tool to find out. Plus, it’s gorgeously designed with vintage muted colors and retro science lab shapes. A great gift for your favorite superhero lover. Or anyone who loves charts.

(Thanks for the tip


go big or go home

26 May 2010   //     Comments Off   //   clever, information

Best infographic ever.

(From FlowingData – Data Underload)

(Thanks Keith!)


the rules of a gentleman

11 March 2010   //     3 comments   //   clever, design, information

Speaking as a lady (by genetics if not by behavior), I have to admit that I honestly appreciate a kind show of Gentlemanliness. Not that I need men to fall all over themselves fawning over me, but a door opened, nonchalantly but purposefully? Truly lovely.

So when I stumbled today upon The Rules of a Gentleman, I was instantly charmed. One tip per day. So minimal. So well-designed with classic, old newspaper typography and styles. And so well written, straightforward, with a funny aside for each one. Enchanting. Please share with all the Gentlemen you know.

And for what it’s worth, I totally fail at the particular instruction above. Back when I started wearing a watch in earnest, in 9th grade, I had a cast on my left arm. So I put the watch (a Swatch of course) on my right wrist and have worn it there ever since. And on top of that, the watch is inverted, so the face is on my inner arm rather than my outer. What a mess.

(Found at Minimal Exhibit)


social media infographics

12 January 2010   //     Comments Off   //   caught my eye, color, design, information

Found these on Kirtsy this week. Interesting, and sometimes beautiful, infographics related to Social Media.

Form? Check. Function? Check. I love it when information is well designed.

See more here.