Monthly Archives: February 2013

Data Driven Demo
Posted by on February 22, 2013
Posted in: data visualization, DataViz, mapping

It was almost a year ago that we first mentioned the javascript library d3 (full name: Data Driven Documents.) So we figured it’s about time we post a working example… Here is a demo we cooked up based on public records of county health inspections of Portland restaurants from three months in 2012 (data from […]

Salon Wall
Posted by on February 22, 2013
Posted in: creative community, projects

Ford Food and Drink generously hosts a rotating exhibit space for tenants of the Ford Building. This month, it’s Fat Pencil Studio’s turn to strut our stuff on the salon wall. Preparing the exhibit was a great chance to review our work, spiff up old projects, and consider how our technical graphics might appeal to […]

Phat Pencils
Posted by on February 22, 2013
Posted in: projects

A while ago Joshua’s dad made him a present of some promotional carpenter’s pencils (that’s the kind of swell guy Barney is). Get it: fat pencils for Fat Pencil Studio? Well, we finally ran out of those branded writing instruments, and had to order a new supply–updated to reflect our new logo and graphic identity. […]

Logo Loco
Posted by on February 7, 2013
Posted in: graphic design, inspiration, Uncategorized

Joshua recently tasked me with designing some company greeting cards to use for thank you notes and official FPS correspondence. It seemed like a pleasant enough assignment, and my plan was to make a simple layout using our logo. But once I got started I discovered a bottomless passion for the formal and compositional possibilities…I […]