Friday, June 21, 2013

Two Images

Thoughts and ideas unrelated to traveling in Italy are flowing into my browser, piling up in the unread tabs. The weight is building. I need to return to normal life to have time to read them all. Hah.

To relieve the pressure just a bit, here are two images I've seen lately whose brilliance inspires me.

From the Tumblr blog This Isn't Happiness, a recent cover design for Orwell's 1984 by the Viennese design partnership Adronauts:

And from Rolling Stone, accompanying Matt Taibbi's withering report of the venal role of the ratings companies in the 2008 financial crisis, this illustration by Victor Juhasz:

Translating concepts into visually resonant images is a challenge that's much harder than it looks. Congratulations to these creators who make it look easy.

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