Splendid Symbols Shared at 'The Noun Project'

Love this site http://thenounproject.com/ - an open collection of user generated icons and symbols that are downloadable, free, useful and generally rather good.

The Noun Project Mission
“sharing, celebrating and enhancing the world's visual language”

The Noun Project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world's visual language, so they may share them in a fun and meaningful way.

FREE
The symbols on the site are and always will remain free. They believe symbols can not be effectively shared with the world if they are not free.

SIMPLE
Everyone likes simplicity. They want you to be able to come to their site and effortlessly find and obtain what they're are looking for. Simple as that.

FUN
They think a language that can be understood by all cultures and people is a pretty amazing thing. They also think their symbols and the objects or ideas they represent are works of art worth celebrating.

HIGHEST QUALITY
They get excited about things like scale, proportion, and shape. They are committed to design and quality in everything they do.

Found via http://www.presentandcorrect.com/blog/

Zinging Landscapes by Jonathan Zawada

"An exhibition of large scale drawings and oil paintings at Prism Gallery, Los Angeles from December 16, 2010 – February 28, 2011. The landscape topographies were derived from graph data, modeled in 3D and then oil paintings created from those 3D renders." 

See more of his work http://zawada.com.au/2010/12/over-time/ - found via http://blog.2modern.com/2011/05/jonathan-zawada-painting.html

IBM 'Smarter Planet' Brand + Original IBM Brand by Paul Rand

IBM 'Smarter Planet' Branding

Office SF http://www.visitoffice.com/main.html  collaborated with Ogilvy and Mather http://www.ogilvy.com/ for a Paul Rand inspired visual style for IBM's Smarter Planet Project http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ - the results are bold, colourful and stunning taking inspiration from Paul Rand's original IBM graphic heritage (see below).

Animated: http://www-03.ibm.com/innovation/us/smarterplanet/index.shtml#/midsized_busin...

Digital Signage: http://www.lushconcepts.com/our-work/ibm-smarter-planet/#1

Found via: http://www.designworklife.com/?p=16063 and http://allanpeters.blogspot.com/2010/06/ibm-smarter-planet.html

Featuring work from: http://www.non-format.com/showcase/ibm-smarter-planet/1/ - and website blogged on: http://www.isuriato.com/blog/index.php/2009/06/ibms-smarter-planet/

IBM Original Branding by Paul Rand

1993 Interview with Steve Jobs on Paul Rand

More on the Paul Rand tribute site: http://www.paul-rand.com/

Good reference in this Paul Rand Flickr set - http://www.flickr.com/photos/20745656@N00/sets/72157603921499642/with/2409471... and Flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/paul_rand_design/

Get your Personal Infographic from Ionz

This is a sweet bit of flash and infographic design - answer 9 questions and you'll get your own customisable infographic which you can save as wallpaper showing how you compare with all the other 1000's who have completed the questions - http://www.ionz.com.br/index.html

Sourced through @crocodilejock on Twitter & 'CoolInfographics.com' blog http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2010/5/3/create-your-own-personal-infogr...