Wednesday, January 26, 2011

rent or buy

Trulia put together a cool interactive infograph that tells people which parts of the country have better markets for home buyers.

as GOOD puts it: "The premium we Americans have put on home ownership almost certainly contributed to our current financial crisis, and the myth that you need to own a home to be happy is one that ought to be busted. That said, home ownership seems pretty attainable for people with stable jobs in a few parts of the country."

(click on the picture for the interactive site)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

profitable concert tours

lady gaga...bon jovi...the eagles...michael buble...

GOOD looks as the top grossing artists of 2010.

A Transparency

10 strategies for a strategist

so a bit different post than normal, but i couldn't help but share this insightful article.
mark pollard, who is amazingly intelligent and creative strategist out of Sydney.

he discusses "10 strategies for a strategist’s career – right now"

to recap:
1. pick an audience - diversity rocks!
2. build an audience - it's all about the consumer.
3. get experience - live it, love it, learn it.
4. get healthy - opportunities in healthcare.
5. numericise - math is fun! (and useful).
6. IP power move - develop true value...and PUSH IT.
7. like it spicy - move. china. india. latin america.
8. a little something on the side - make stuff. non work stuff. 
9. become a digital producer - truly understand digital.
10. start your own company - do it.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

state foods

a cool little map by "i can haz cheeseburger" about states and the foods most closely associated with them:
click on the link for a blown up version 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

make it better

a neat little typography video highlighting how the new year will bring about new projects, new goals, and new challenges.

Make it better from Sebastianbap on Vimeo.

Monday, January 10, 2011

7 billion

7 billion is a big number.
an awesome video by national geographic to promote their year long series on the world's population.

london on sea

what would happen to the london underground were the sea to rise 4 meters...

Friday, January 7, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


A really cool infographic animation done by my favorite - David McCandless.

Visual representation of the debt in the US a la Tetris themed:

A British version as well on their site here