The quest to visualize the data around us certainly didn’t slow down in 2012, but the year did see a refreshing number of new approaches and applications. Here are our 29 favorite projects of 2012.
From a concept that would allow you to drag files from your phone to computer to a to-do list that isn’t a drag, here are the most promising designs that connect the physical and digital worlds.
Damn you, subpar Internet ads. These contemporary posters celebrating Herman Miller chairs hearken back to days when graphic design greats like John Massey reigned in the advertising world.
The Shout Out Louds produced 10 limited-edition kits that make functional albums out of frozen water.
The hit Kickstarter product hopes to popularize "the Internet of things" with thoughtful product design.
In 1979, designer Peter Saville created an iconic album cover from an unlikely source: the first pulsar reading.
From Chariots of Fire to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
In a fantastical alternate timeline, the original Macintosh was followed up with the iPhone. And this was its interface.
Although the admonishment is useful, can anything curb the explosion of email?
An infographic lays out the surprising science behind why carbs make you pack on the pounds, while fat doesn’t.
How do we know? Because (boom) the demo is running on an iPad!
This concept by Ishac Bertran is so simple and clever that you wonder why it doesn’t exist already.
If you think typography is simply about personal whim, this infographic should go a long way towards disabusing you of your ignorance.