GCD - Part 2

Info - Project 1

by Bo Xu

How Things Work.



The modernist - CSM 741.6 KLA

Trigger - CSM 741.6 KLA

Data Flow 2, Visualizing Information In Graphic Design - CSM 760.04022 KLA

Gerd Arntz Graphic Designer, edited by Ed Annink and Max Bruinsma -  CSM 741.612 ARN 


Modern Industry by Adam Hancher

Morden Industry highlights the importance of effective communication through the analogy of a circuit diagram. In industry and electronics, once a single connection breaks, the entire circuit or productivity chain will fail.


Both diagram above are represent a decision route, I found they are interesting, because no matter how, it would end up either on its final point or formed a cycle which continue going on and on and on.


Nonsensical Infographics by Chad M. Hagen

In a graphic take on The Emperor's New Clothes parable, Chad M. Hagen's Nonsensical Infographics expose what information graphics look like without any true data or statistics to substantiate their visual structure.



'Strange' illegal laws


Here are few example of strange illegal laws around the world. To get arrested can not only be violence, being arrested can be absurd, for strange reasons.  

  • In Thailand it is illegal to step on money.
  • In Singapore, selling non-medical chewing gum or chewing normal gum is a fine of $1000. A second offense costs $2000 and being forced to clean a public area of the city for a day. If a person litters three times, they must clean the streets wearing a bib that reads “I’m a litterer.” Even pharmacists who sell the medical gum and forget to ID get two years in jail. Spitting is also illegal and can result in arrest.
  • In July 2013 a law was passed in China that states it is illegal for adult children to not visit their parents “often” in China. They are also required to attend to their parent’s spiritual needs.
  • In Iowa, it is illegal for a man with a mustache to kiss a woman in public.
  • In Britain, it is illegal to import potatoes into England or Wales if you have reasonable cause to believe that they are Polish.
  • In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush a toilet after 10pm. ?????


Info via Thought Catalog

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Gerd Arntz


Gerd Arntz (11 December 1900 – 4 December 1988) was born in a German family of traders and manufacturers, Gerd Arntz was a socially inspired and politically committed artist. 

When Arntz was 19 years old, he was connected to the Cologne based ‘progressive artists group’ and depicted the life of workers and the class struggle in abstracted figures on woodcuts. 

His work was noticed by Otto Neurath, a social scientist and founder of the Museum of Society and Economy in Vienna, Austria. 


Neurath had developed a method to communicate complex information on society, economy and politics in simple images. For his ‘Vienna method of visual statistics’, he needed a designer who could make elementary signs, pictograms that could summarize a subject at a glance.


Arntz’s clear-cut style suited Neurath’s goals perfectly, and so he invited the young artists to come to Vienna in 1928, and work on further developing his method, later known as ISOTYPE, International System Of TYpographic Picture Education.  


Eventually, Arntz designed around 4000 such signs, which symbolized keydata from industry, demographics, politics and economy. Otto Neurath saw that the proletariat, which until then had been virtually illiterate, were emancipating, stimulated by socialism. For their advancement, they needed knowledge of the world around them. This knowledge should not be shrined in opaque scientific language, but directly illustrated in straightforward images and a clear structure, also for people who could not, or hardly, read. Another outspoken goal of this method of visual statistics was to overcome barriers of language and culture, and to be universally understood. The pictograms designed by Arntz were systematically employed, in combination with stylized maps and diagrams. Neurath and Arntz made extensive collections of visual statistics in this manner, and their system became a world-wide emulated example of what we now term: infographics.

Info via Gerd Arntz









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How To Get Arrested


Reasons to be Arrested

There are many reasons of why anyone would want to be arrested. Before getting arrested, make sure you have a good and valid reason for wanting to be in a tiny room with no escape. Some valid reasons to be arrested are:

  • You are too stupid to commit suicide and need an executioner to do it for you.
  • You heard that being in prison makes you look badass.
  • You just committed the perfect murder, and you want your proper recognition.
  • For the lulz.

Examples of anti-social behaviour include:

  • Nuisance, rowdy or inconsiderate neighbours
  • Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
  • Street drinking
  • Environmental damage including littering, dumping of rubbish and abandonment of cars
  • Prostitution related activity
  • Begging and vagrancy
  • Fireworks misuse
  • Inconsiderate or inappropriate use of vehicles

Via Police.uk


The Massacre of Braybrook Street


Some crime can be really serious. The case of 'The massacred of Braybrook Steet' is one of most shocking crime in British history.


Harry Robert (Left) and his victims: Detectives constable Chris Head, detective David Wombwell and Geoff Fox


On August 12th 1966, three detectives in an unmarked police 'Q' car spotted a battered Standard Vanguard estate car containing three men parked in a side street near Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London.

Suspecting the men might be part of a planned prison break from the jail, and because the car had no tax disc, Detective Constable David Wombwell and Detective Constable Chris Head got out of their car to speak to the occupants.

After a few moments' conversation one of the men in the car, professional criminal Harry Roberts, produced a hidden Luger pistol and shot DC Wombwell dead.

Detective Sergeant Fox tried to run back to the police car but Roberts chased him and killed him with a bullet to the head.

At the same time another of the car’s occupants, John Duddy, armed with a Webley revolver, ran up to the police car and shot dead Pc Geoffrey Fox as he sat behind the steering wheel.

The police murders sparked huge public outrage with demands that the recently abolished death penalty be re-instated. 

Witney and Duddy were quickly arrested but Roberts stayed on the run, hiding in Epping Forest until he was captured in Hertfordshire three months after the massacre.

All three men were jailed for 30 years. Duddy died in Jail. Witney was released but murdered by another criminal in 1999.

Roberts, now aged 77, is still considered a risk to the public and remains in prison.


Source from Daily Mirror News

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The Daily Mirror of 13th August 1966


Watched on 20.11.2014

First impression:

Fun, Colourful, Patterns and shapes, Moving image,  Entertaining,  A man and a woman, Story?


The Way Things Go, Chain effect.


Something that I found entertaining as well as interactive. 

OK GO - This too shall pass MV, Chain effect.


The Seed by Johnny Kelly

From tiny pip to flowering tree and juicy fruit, The Seed follows the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed on its two-minutes animated voyage through the human food chain and nature's life cycle.


The crime statistics of England and wales that I found from theguardian.com, Which showed the types of crimes and the numbers of crime during these years. 


The Ten most common crimes in England and Wales

  • Criminal damage
  • Theft and handling stolen goods (excluding car theft)
  • Violence against the person
  • Car theft (including theft from vehicles)
  • Burglary (excluding domestic)
  • Domestic burglary
  • Fraud and forgery
  • Drug offences
  • Robbery
  • Sexual offence



Daniel Bartlam and his lethal weapon


Victim  Jacqueline, Daniel Bartlam's mother


Daniel Bartlam, who was 14 when he beat his mother to death and burned her body, sentenced to minimum of 16 years.


The crime: Daniel’s mum Jacqui split from his father when he was nine. But it was only after 2009 when the behaviour of the youngster, then 12, began to become worrying.

Jacqui had moved the family to a smaller house in Redhill, Nottingham. Daniel was also taken out of his private school and transferred to a state school.

He became reclusive, posting violent clips from his favourite soaps online, watching horror films and penning grisly stories.

Simon Matters, Jacqui’s ex-partner, says: “He would come down and show me a story, quite gory, about a kid who had killed another kid. He liked to shock people with things he did and said.

“He had many expensive figurines of Star Wars and Doctor Who characters and they would just all be ruined. He’d have plastic boxes full of figurines but he’d urinated in the boxes.

“He’d also defecated all over the bedroom in boxes. One of the things that disturbed me, but Jacqui laughed about it, I found he had a bag of her underwear. It was brushed over at the time, but later it appeared more sinister.”

On Easter Sunday, 2011, he decided to commit the perfect murder by killing his own mother.

That night, after calmly mowing the lawn and eating some Easter eggs, he sneaked into his mother’s bedroom and hit her on the head seven times with a claw hammer.

Daniel then covered her bloodied body with paper, doused it in petrol and set fire to it, hoping to destroy the evidence.

How he was caught: Daniel fled the blazing house, saving his younger brother and dog and then told police an intruder had attacked his mum.

But police found the murder weapon in Daniel’s bedroom.

They also found he had been watching video footage from ITV soap Coronation Street in which killer John Stape commits a similar crime.

Simon adds: “I still can’t believe that someone could go to those lengths at that age to do something like that, not to anybody, but his own mum.”

The outcome: In April 2012, he was jailed for life in Nottingham.


News from Dailystar



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