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Information is Beautiful is a site created by David McCandless – a London-based writer and designer – who looks at facts, ideas and statistics to develop patterns and charts, instead of analysing by words. His latest ’information’ design is a chart of what colour means in different cultures.
The Island is a map of London created by artist Stephen Walter, satirising the London-centric view of the capital and its commuter towns as being independent from the rest of the UK, and offering local and personal information in words and symbols. The map is part of the British Library’s Magnificent Maps series.
We’ve just stumbled across the site Grain Edit, which focuses on classic design work from the 1950s-1970s, and on contemporary designers who draw inspiration from that time period. The site, developed by a California-based team, includes interviews, articles and designer’s libraries.

Under Consideration’s Brand New blog provides opinions on corporate and brand identity work. Following the link-up of United and Continental, the third- and fourth- largest US airlines, Brand New discusses how their two identities have merged and asks readers whether the new logo is successful.

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