February 2010 archives

Yesterday, I caught an exhibition of Robert Adams' work at the Mathew Marks Gallery. They're currently exhibiting a set of vintage prints that make up the series Summer Nights, Walking. It was great to see Adams' work live, and the prints (made by the photographer) are beautiful. There's so much detail in the mostly 7" x 7" prints, and the blacks are are dense without being muddy. I was tempted to purchase the image on the left, North Edge of Denver, Colorado, save that it was a little out of my price range, and already sold. Perhaps it's for the better.

This afternoon, I stumbled upon a few of Thomas Nozkowski's pieces at the Met. I had gone to see the Bronzino exhibit, and saw the Nozkowski works out of the corner of my eye as I was walking towards it. I made a mental note to look up the artist to see what else I could learn, then promptly forgot. And then, while looking through the various blogs I read, I saw an announcement for a show of his work to be held at the Senior & Shopmaker Gallery. It will be the inaugural show in their new space on 11th Avenue and 25th Street.

The show opens on the 27th. More samples of his work can be found here.

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A few weeks ago, Ben asked me to mock up some pages for a project he was working on. He had been handed a lot of data collected via a 70-question survey given to patients and health professionals. He had taken an initial look at the results and plotted a few simple graphs of the data. We then worked together to determine what the data revealed, and to come up with compelling ways to illustrate what we found.

The project, GE's Better health survey, just launched yesterday, accompanied by a post on the GE report blog, which highlights some of the more salient points. GE has also launched a site Healthyimaginations.com, which promotes the visualization work they've commissioned.

Here, I've posted the initial sketches that I did leading up to the finished project. More sketches can be found after the jump.

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February 14, 2010


Just taking a moment to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! It's the year of the tiger, which is the year my brother was born. A friend of mine (who is also a tiger) told me that one is supposed to hand out red envelopes on the year of their sign. I wonder if my brother is reading this. :-)

I pulled the papercut above from an old Dover book of papercuts I bought for a project a long time ago. When I saw the stylized tiger cut, I just had to use it. It is a tiger, isn't it?

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