forekasting:

Liftoff!
We’ve been working hard on Forekast for some time now and we’re really excited to get it out there! We think this could be a pretty great community and we hope you’ll join us…
As you may know, we started this project for two simple reasons:1) There’s a ton of really cool things happening every day, and2) We almost never hear about them until it’s too late.
We hope to solve that problem by building a community of people who post and rank the most exciting upcoming events. We’ll be focusing mainly on events that everyone can watch, participate in, or experience, regardless of location, with local events as a possibility for the future. 
So let’s get started!
If you’re interested in learning more about the way Forekast works, you can check out our About and FAQ pages.
Also, you can get event alerts by subscribing to us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, or let’s chat: hello@forekast.com

forekasting:

Liftoff!

We’ve been working hard on Forekast for some time now and we’re really excited to get it out there! We think this could be a pretty great community and we hope you’ll join us…

As you may know, we started this project for two simple reasons:
1) There’s a ton of really cool things happening every day, and
2) We almost never hear about them until it’s too late.

We hope to solve that problem by building a community of people who post and rank the most exciting upcoming events. We’ll be focusing mainly on events that everyone can watch, participate in, or experience, regardless of location, with local events as a possibility for the future. 

So let’s get started!

If you’re interested in learning more about the way Forekast works, you can check out our About and FAQ pages.

Also, you can get event alerts by subscribing to us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, or let’s chat: hello@forekast.com

nprfreshair:

The Simpsons + Mondrian + Wine 

"Wine, or maybe not? is a playful, minimalist wine bottle design project that will bring a smile to your face. Inspired by the style of famous Dutch painter Pieter Mondrian, the collaborative project was developed by Russian artist Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich in 1987, the same year The Simpsons first aired on The Tracey Ullman Show. And, the contents of the bottle have remained a mystery ever since.” 

Here’s our recent Simpsons tribute

jamfactory:

Designing the new Aardman.com has been has been a dream job! (See me previous post for more words on the whole process). The brand new website had to reflect all of the above principles and feelings, and we did that by using fullscreen HTML video, wonky CSS animation and building a custom filter system that let us show all the different types of work we do whilst making it super easy to find what you want.

The filter system was a huge job in it’s own right, going through many different iterations to make it simple and easy to show off everything from commercials to feature films, interactive projects to music videos.

The icing on the cake was making the whole site fully responsive, it was absolutely critical that our work should be able to be viewed on every platform possible and every type of device.

It’s been a huge honour to have been giving the opportunity to give Aardman a new look online and offline. As a huge fan that also happens to be part of the family, it’s been a rad ride all the way to produce something that shows off the wonderful work of so many talented people here in Bristol.

www.aardman.com

ilovecharts:

Crazy thrilled to announce that tomorrow, August 26th — Women’s Equality Day — White House economist Betsey Stevenson will be taking over the blog for a Chartist in Residence Day.
We are handing Betsey that keys to the blog, and she will be discussing the importance of ensuring women earn a fair and equal wage, promoting the women’s economic agenda, and using terms I will have to Google.
Thank you to the awesome team over at the White House for helping bring this together. Tune in tomorrow and learn some stuff from probably the smartest person to ever post on this blog!

ilovecharts:

Crazy thrilled to announce that tomorrow, August 26th — Women’s Equality Day — White House economist Betsey Stevenson will be taking over the blog for a Chartist in Residence Day.

We are handing Betsey that keys to the blog, and she will be discussing the importance of ensuring women earn a fair and equal wage, promoting the women’s economic agenda, and using terms I will have to Google.

Thank you to the awesome team over at the White House for helping bring this together. Tune in tomorrow and learn some stuff from probably the smartest person to ever post on this blog!

whitehouse:

For her second chart today, White House economist Betsey Stevenson breaks down how women now make up the majority of college students. Follow along → I Love Charts.
ilovecharts:

Next up, let’s talk about college: Women now make up the majority of college and graduate students. Nice work!
Since the mid-1990s:
A greater share of young women have obtained four-year college degrees than men.
The share of young women enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate study has increased.
Most 18 to 34 year-old students are enrolled in undergraduate programs, and the percent enrolled in graduate school has gone way up.
Today, the share of young women enrolled in graduate school is more than 25% higher than the share of men. Learn more about how President Obama’s fighting to make college more affordable for women (and men).

whitehouse:

For her second chart today, White House economist Betsey Stevenson breaks down how women now make up the majority of college students. Follow along → I Love Charts.

ilovecharts:

Next up, let’s talk about college: Women now make up the majority of college and graduate students. Nice work!

Since the mid-1990s:

  1. A greater share of young women have obtained four-year college degrees than men.
  2. The share of young women enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate study has increased.
  3. Most 18 to 34 year-old students are enrolled in undergraduate programs, and the percent enrolled in graduate school has gone way up.

Today, the share of young women enrolled in graduate school is more than 25% higher than the share of men. Learn more about how President Obama’s fighting to make college more affordable for women (and men).

"Not my circus. Not my monkey" a Polish Proverb. 

"Not my circus. Not my monkey" a Polish Proverb. 

 
trendgraphy:

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered 
In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known.Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive.
Download it here (kindle): http://amzn.to/OVckAv

trendgraphy:

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered 

In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known.

Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive.

Download it here (kindle): http://amzn.to/OVckAv