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Malofiej Presentation: Graffiti+Infovis

I delivered this presentation at the Malofiej #22 Infographics World Summit, Pamplona, Spain, 27 March 2014. The subject of my talk was the possibility of combining the visual language of information graphics, with the communication strategies of graffiti and urban markup. Thanks to the Malofiej organizers for their hospitality and the honor of addressing this […]


NOTE: This page is an archival copy. The ‘official’ web page for this project is:http://fffff.at/qr-stenciler-and-qr-hobo-codes/. Yep, it’s a QR code stencil generator! In cooperation with the F.A.T. Lab and my student Asa Foster III, I am pleased to present QR_STENCILER, a free, fully-automated utility which converts QR codes into vector-based stencil patterns suitable for laser-cutting. […]

Some thoughts on infographic street art

Earlier this week I presented “Infoviz Graffiti“, an adjustable lasercut stencil for the rapid deployment of pie-chart infographics. Shortly thereafter, Nicola Bozzi of Owni.eu, and Suzanne LaBarre of FastCompany.com, independently contacted me seeking interviews. Their questions were complementary so I have compiled my responses to them here. How did you come up with the concept […]

Infoviz Graffiti: an Adjustable Pie-Chart Stencil

I designed an adjustable lasercut stencil, suitable for the rapid deployment of pie-chart infographics. The design comes with a set of re-arrangeable letters. Changing the message and percentage is straightforward. The stencil has some noteworthy design features: The letters are designed to be held in place with adhesive tape. The pie chart pointer is held […]

Tag Clouds in Processing with OpenCloud

I created a demo of tag clouds in Processing using MCavallo‘s excellent Java-based OpenCloud library. The development was extremely straightforward. Below is the Processing applet (hosted at OpenProcessing), visualizing a tag cloud of Dr. Suess’ Green Eggs and Ham, and its code. (The entire project can be downloaded here.) Clicking the applet alternates between alphabetic […]