[UPDATE: It’s a hoax. ]Artist Erik Nordenankar placed a customized GPS into a travel case and gave it to the nice folks at the shipping company DHL along with some instructions. Upon its return 55 days later the GPS tracklog produced the above drawing. There is a video and of course some prior art at gpsdrawing.com.
I’ve tried to make dawdlr way slower than twitter. I reckon most people I know twitter about twice a day, so dawdlr is going to update twice a year. To try and get people to say what they’re doing, you know, more generally.
Its been over six months since I posted. I must have missed last Novembers posting by a few short days.
Noah Briar has launched a nice project using tags to define brands, where users enter the first word or phrase that comes to mind that they associate with that brand. Once this grows further I can see it as a barometer for a brand’s identity and with some tweaks, such as selectable time frames, a great way to track peoples changing perceptions on a brands identity. The clean simple design is dominated by the perfect-for-this-application tag cloud that brings the most popular terms associated wit hte brand to the fore. Obviously Nike has got the swoosh associated with them in our collective mind.
Tag some brands over at brandtags.net
The Big Word Project featured plain as the word of the day, which I recently bought for seanaes.com. The Big Word Project seeks to redefine words by allowing users to purchase words, 1$ per letter, and link them to a url – simple. In addition to being a very interesting idea they had some very nice things to say about my work.
As we are all about the simplistic design here at The Big Word Project, Seanaes.com is a shining testament to simple design. His navigation system on his homepage is really unique and his lack of unneccesary clutter allows his impressive work to speak for itself. It is quite appropriate that his site is the new definition of the word ‘Plain‘. Have a look through his projects and be inspired