Category Archives: Posters & Postcards

2013 NCAA® Basketball Tournament Bracket – Ribbon Style

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(click the graphic to a bigger image, or just download the full-size PDF NCAA® Basketball Tournament Bracket)

Last year I copied Hyperakt’s radial style tournament bracket, but this year I wanted to come up with my own design. The result is this ribbon-style tournament bracket which takes the usual bracket layout and adds three layers of visual information:

  1. The height of each team’s ribbon represents their seeding: The higher the seed, the taller the ribbon. You can see at a glance whether each game ended in an upset, and Cinderella runs like those by Florida Gulf Coast, Wichita State and La Salle stand out.
  2. The width of each box represents the points scored by the team in that game. Blowouts and close games can be seen at a glance, too.
  3. The color of each ribbon is that team’s official color. Not a big deal, but it looks nice.

The only drawback is that the bracket had to be created at a large scale, otherwise those lowly rated teams wouldn’t show up at all! So, click the top graphic to see a larger image, or download a PDF.

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NFL Playoffs Radial Bracket (Updated for Super Bowl Champions)

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Last March I made a radial bracket for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (which Deadspin called a “solid copycat” in their list of The 10 Best Sports Infographics of 2012), now here’s what’s in progress for the NFL Playoffs that start this weekend. Since there aren’t very many teams, I figured just using team colors would be boring and decided to use each team’s logo instead.

Creative Credit: The original radial-bracket design concept was developed by Hyperakt for their World Cup poster (and Deadspin included them in their actual 10 Best list).

Personal: The History of Cooking, according to Grace Helbig

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Grace Helbig is a very funny woman with her own YouTube channel called DailyGrace where, among other things, she’ll teach you how to do something. For instance, she’ll teach you how to cook things like Sweet Weenies (hot dogs wrapped in sugar-cookie dough and baked), Baffle Laffle Taffle (a BLT on a waffle), Drunk Casserole, and so much more.

Sprinkled in among her recipes and tutorials are facts that you just won’t get on the Food Network. I decided to collect all her facts through the end of 2012 into one educational poster (click image for larger view). Bon appetit!

Oh, and Grace Helbig had nothing whatsoever to do with this project (other than inspiring me to create it), so don’t blame her for any of this.

 

Poster Designs for Syracuse University

Graphic design for a poster for Syracuse University

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These are two posters I designed for Syracuse University’s EntreTech NYC program to recruit students to apply for a trip to New York City (in other words, taking Syracuse orange to the Big Apple) to meet with entrepreneurs at various tech companies. They decided to use both poster designs because they just couldn’t choose a favorite.