25 Jan

Presentation Inspiration:
2012 State of the Union Slides

President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union was/is available online in an “Enhanced Version” which features visuals to support certain speaking topics. I thought these were great so I’ve taken some screen shots to use for inspiration.  The theme and style of the slides was “Blueprint For An America Built To Last”. The visuals were very simple and utilized the limited real estate very well.

26 May

Infographic Inspiration: Charts from 1900s

Infographics have gotten much popularity lately but essentially they are products of information design and have been used for a very long time to help people understand complex or raw information. A true inforgraphic doesn’t simply add pictures to words or summarize articles, it should be a visualization of information that’s hard to comprehend on it’s own. Today I stumbled upon some very old and very beautiful true infographics illustrating Black History.

21 May

Illustrated Guide to 2011 Summer Movies

Memorial Day is a week away and for many it will mark the beginning of the summer. And what is great about the summer besides the obvious? … well it’s the summer blockbusters of course.
I LOVE movies so I anxiously anticipate summer release dates for months ahead. I spend countless hours on IMDB.com (Internet Movie Database) looking up movies and actors almost on a daily basis. It’s saved me many a times from watching bad movies too! I’ve been a huge fan of IMDb site since my college days when a professor in a Film Appreciation course suggested it as a resource. Sometimes I play little games with myself trying to see how all the different actors connect. Once I started a sci-fi tv shows recycled actors tree after seeing the same folks appear in all of my favorite shows. The results were insanely amusing.

The other day I was browsing the summer movies pages and some of the movie pictures/posters didn’t really tell me who was in the movie or what kind of a movie it was until I actually visited the movie page so I created my own guide for 2011 Summer Movies. (US releases).



08 May

Game of Thrones Infographic : Illustrated Guide to Houses and Character Relationships

Game of Thrones - house Stark

if you’re here because you love GoT. Visit the Lore Timeline post for a chance to win GoT on Blu-Ray.


More changes to the guide since it’s been first posted.  Thank you very much to all the “editors” for submitted corrections. Your help is much appreciated. LOTS of changes to this post based on comments/requests.

Don’t forget this is for the Game of Thrones television series NOT the books so PLEASE DO NOT post spoilers from the books in the comments.

Lastly, thank you for all the comments, retweets, reblogs, and likes…

06 May

Presentation Inspiration: Animating Movies in Keynote

Today’s inspiration is brought to you by Jacob Jochman who is a brilliant visual communication explorer in Europe. Jacob has multiple videos on vimeo exploring presentation design that are also worth checking out.

The Fight for Better Presentations from Jakob Jochmann on Vimeo.

This animated short to promote better presentation design was created entirely in Keynote.

The Keynote source file and additional information can be found on (Jacob’s) blog.




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