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iA - Cosmic 140


‘See what you mean’ have been enjoying the latest in a series of infographics from iA (information architects). Cosmic 140 charts the 140 most influential people on twitter, sorted by #name #handle #category #influence #activity. Plus: When they started tweeting and what they first said. Time axis (centre out) and use of catergories is a nice touch. Interesting insight article on designing for the iPad, check them out...

Nike 'Write The Future'



Nike rounds up some of the worlds greatest players for an action packed 3 minute film, there is even a few cameos thrown in for good measure too. Created by ad agency Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and directed by Alejandro G. Iñarritu . Watch the full length video on vimeo and see some related shorts on the Wieden+Kennedy site

New website launched!!!


A big hello to the new ‘See what you mean’ website, check it out if you've not done so and make sure you give us your feedback.

Paris 26 Gigapixels



Paris 26 Gigapixels is a stitching of 2346 single photos showing a very high-resolution panoramic view of the French capital (354159x75570 px). There is loads to look at and the makers have even included a host of easter eggs for you to hunt for. Try to spot the UFOs or maybe a sunbathing turtle.

Design for America



In their quest to make government data more accessible and comprehensible to the American public Sunlight Labs (through the Sunlight Foundation), announce their latest contest 'Design for America'. Connecting the talents of the art and design communities througout the country to a wealth of Government data through APIs and bulk data access. Check out the catergories here.

Its hip to shoot square



This weekend ‘See what you mean’ had a play with the Hipstomatic iPhone App. Lots of creative fun mixing lens and film types with cheesey edge effects and cross processing check it out.

Nike Sportswear: NSW+FBGT



Some simple characters and ace animation make for a great video for Nike by Sticky Monster Lab. The characters are also featured on a series of apparel and installations at the Nike Sportswear space in Seoul.
Watch Nike Sportswear: NSW+FBGT (Via Motionographer)

Coalition of the Willing



Coalition of the Willing is an politico-environmental film made by a network of over 20 collaborating artists from around the world.
Currently on wave 5 of 6 the film is nearing completion and has a great mix of styles and techniques already. Worth keeping an eye on the site for the next update.

HTML5 For Web Designers



A list apart have launched HTML5 for Web Designers.
The HTML5 spec is 900 pages and hard to read. HTML5 for Web Designers is 85 pages and fun to read. Easy choice.
HTML5 is the longest HTML specification ever written. It is also the most powerful, and in some ways, the most confusing. What do accessible, content-focused standards-based web designers and front-end developers need to know? And how can we harness the power of HTML5 in today’s browsers?
Jeremy Keith cuts to the chase, with crisp, clear & practical examples

You can read a preview of the book, Chapter One 'A Brief history of Markup.'