Google announced the 40 regional finalists in its annual Doodle 4 Google competition, which challenges school children to create their own version of the Google logo The winning logo will run on Google’s home page for a day. Over 33,000 students in grades K-12 submitted entries, competing for a $15,000 college scholarship, a $25,000 technology grant for their schools, and other prizes.
“This is a guest post by Tiago Veloso from Visual Loop – a non-stop stream of Infographics, Maps, Charts and many other Visualization Goodies, with lots of new posts everyday. User submissions are always welcome, opened to artists and designers from all over the world..”
Thiago Lyra is a graphic designer and illustrator living in São Paulo. Since 2005 he has been developing infographics for the Saúde Magazine, and won a bronze medal in 17th Malofiej, as well as an indication to the Esso Journalism Award 2006. This is one of his infographics piece.
China is a country with five thousand years of civilization. It is a multi-national entity extending over a large area of East Asia. China’s cultural influence extends across the continent, with customs and writing systems adopted by neighboring countries including Japan, Korea and Vietnam. China has gone through numerous ups and downs and twists and turns, from wealthy and prosperous (as during the Tang Dynasty back in 618–907 AD) to powerless and colonized (as during the Qing Dynasty, just around 100 years ago). Now China is reopening its door to the world again, embracing the latest trends, concepts and technologies, the World Wide Web being one of them.
Personally I’m not a super fan on Adobe Illustrator, I seldom post illustration on my blog, but I think it’s worth to post this tutorial by George Coghill on Go Media Zine. It will walk you through the steps from sketch to vector – scan drawing, apply action in Photoshop, create vector paths by using the pen tool and vector art tools, in creating an original cartoon-style character vector illustration.
Freeband Communication and IIPIC share a vision of the future: a world in which information and communication technology render one’s surroundings into a thinking and caring environment. The results of the Freeband Communication research program should be visualized in a compelling film. I approached the material using infographics to explain the vast quantities of data. To create a relationship with the continuing technology the film starts with a minimalist introduction in a narrow color spectrum and gradually transitioned to an abundant, multicolored world.
“Typography plays an important role in every website design and we don’t even think of an artwork without any text on it until its not something out of the box we are working on. Everyday we (designers) search for new tips and inspiration relating to website design such as color theory, new scripts, designs, textures, stock images, typography, etc.” Read more on Reencoded.com
Hard to believe people using Flash to create vector portrait but this tutorial on Flashtuts+ shows how it can be done in vector based application other than Illustrator. I think the author Jacqueline Thomas did pretty good job on this tutorial. She tried to prove that Flash isn’t only about mathematics and complicated action scripts.