As debates around the state transportation bill heated up this month, we teamed up with the Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition (T4MA) to create a series of infographics that capture the complexity of the Bay State’s transportation network. Since most of the Fathom team commutes via public transportation (the rest bike to work), we felt strongly about contributing clear and readable graphics that could be used in the course of the T4MA advocacy campaign. We have a vested interest in seeing that network remain in good working order, accessible, and affordable.
Unlike many celebrity chefs, who treat cooking like some mystical and convoluted ritual, Ina Garten (The Barefoot Countessa) approaches each dish with the nonchalance of someone who could be doing something else. That’s because she could be. Between 1974 and 1978, Garten worked in the Office of Management and Budget at the White House; starting in 1976, she was responsible for the budget of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and for part of the Department of Energy’s. How Garten went from analyzing nuclear policy to overseeing her own cooking empire is one of the unlikelier stories of American reinvention.
by Paste in Place
Place Palette is a set of 16 cards that describe different types of development throughout the Portland region. A series of information graphics describe the key characteristics of each development type including land use, distribution of building heights, housing units per acre, jobs per acre and frequency of transit service. The cards are designed to allow individuals to make meaningful comparisons between different types of development.
The cards are used by Metro and local planners throughout the Portland region in workshop settings in conjunction with Envision Tomorrow, a GIS-based software package that communities use for scenario planning. The development types described by the cards sync with those in the software and enable workshop sessions that benefit from the strengths of both digital and print media.
Client Metro (Portland Regional Government)
Specs 10.75 x 5.25 inches, 4-color digital printing
Why Design Matters: If Snow Fall Were Published in a Standard Template
I am in beautiful Bergen, Norway, this week for the Nordic Media Festival. I gave a talk this morning on digital storytelling and, of course, everyone wanted to talk about Snow Fall.
As part of the presentation — and to drive home my point about design — I mocked up what Snow Fall might have been had our brilliant design, graphics and video teams not taken this project on.
Since a couple people asked for it, I decided to post the images here.
Doesn’t really grab you like the actual piece, does it?
This is my Tumblr - it has lots of interiors, stylish women and puppies.
The things I like besides what's seen here can be found on my website. Portfolio and blog on web dev and cities are at www.jlord.us (which doesn’t link back to this).