Move over Pinterest, there’s a brand new social bookmarking network in town.
The Matboard, launched near the end of February, is a site that pretty much works just like Pinterest — except it’s for creative professionals only.
They’re everywhere on the internet these days. As ubiquitous as cat photos. You’ve even seen them here, on this very blog — we like to use neat-looking ones to help illustrate key points.
I’m talking about infographics. A combination of the words information and graphics, infographics are “graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.” 1
To put it in simpler terms: People like pictures.
If there’s a constant on the Internet, it’s that things are always changing. One only has to look back at how drastically different our online world was just ten years ago to know this.
But in the midst of the swirling, dizzying stream of constantly-evolving information, there has been one thing that quite literally remained constant for nearly two decades.
That is, until now.
We’ve seen a lot of branding “oopses” in our time. Logos stretched out of proportion. Muddied palette colors. Overlapping text, wrong fonts, outdated graphics, and inappropriate marks.
When Twitter released their new branding package early in June, everyone had a good giggle over the relentlessly thorough trademark and content display policy they released along with it. Weren’t they being a little overzealous?
I was in an art museum once when a toddler — no more than two years old — walked up to a projection on the floor that rotated among several large corporation logos. Several flashed by and then the famous “golden arches” of McDonald’s appeared. The little girl immediately exclaimed, “Mmm, french fries!” She couldn’t [...]
Here’s a brain-teaser for you: What do we do on the internet nearly every day — sometimes several times in one day?
(Hint: the answer should not be “stalk an ex’s Facebook profile.” If it is, you may want to move on, already.)
Okay, give up? …