September 23rd, 2011
Forward Thinking Vol. 45
Our weekly update, where we share whats inspiring us:
The Mavenist | Cartoons & Forked Reality
An open conversation between designers Frank Chimero and David Cole, exploring a range of ways in which cartoons represent and affect our perception of reality. Their dialogue is a great catalyst to spark conversation about how we collectively view ourselves and our culture.
The Noun Project
A vast online library of icons, The Noun Project “collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world’s visual language.” Their icons are designed to the highest standard, which in turn helps convey messages clearly, a great free resource for designers.
We enjoyed this interesting use of Nielsen rating data to show how the popularity of TV shows reflects social pulse. It’s eye-opening to see how directly thematic elements like irreverence or comfort in the shows we watch are correlated to social, political and economical events.
Lighthearted and interactive, Draw A Stickman invites all to take part and see just what your imagination (and mouse) can craft online. A simple, funny exploration of what’s possible within the realms of HTML today.
How Whole Foods “Primes” You To Shop
Fast Company takes a look at Whole Foods and voices their opinion on the store’s methods to seduce customers into buying their goods. An interesting view on how we, as consumers, are effected without realizing a variety of sensory prompts around us.