Ever since we featured Anish Kapoor and Brighten the Corners’ annual report for lighting giant Zumtobel, we’ve been on the hunt for more vivid, engaging presentations of hard-line factual and statistical data in a yearly round-up – and by god I think we’ve found one thanks to scandinavian studio Grandpeople.
For their Kulturårbok 2012, an annual report for the department of culture at the municipality of Bergen, Grandpeople produced a series of fluid, engaging abstract illustrations that add a dimension of intrigue to an otherwise dry and complex document. The inclusion of these elements encourages the viewer to persist in their reading rather than consigning the report to the pile of ‘consult later’ items – which for those phobic of statistics (we count ourselves among them) is definitely a relief.
- Kyle Platts and Andy Baker's animation takes us on a kaleidoscopic trip through the park
- Casper Balslev shows ballerinas wielding AK-47s in his ad for the Royal Danish Theatre
- An unusual custom typeface and great layouts for new print mag Migrant
- Bold, minimal-leaning graphic design from hot new studio Vrints-Kolsteren
- Daniel Savage’s monochrome animation plays with geometry and space
- Waverly Labs launches an earpiece that translates languages in real time
- Anna Ginsburg explores sex and female orgasms in this hilarious animation (NSFW)
- Arne Svenson’s portraits of his New York neighbours taken through apartment windows
- Milton Glaser: we talk drawing, ethics, Shakespeare and Trump with the graphic design legend
- The Co-op returns to its old “clover leaf” logo from the 1960s
- Strange posters and superb typography from Venetian studio Tankboys
- Should designers specialise early, or have a “portfolio career”?