Chad Hagen

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I found a number of cool sites as I explored the Cargo network this last weekend. One such site was the portfolio of Chad Hagen. I love how each of his projects unfolds as a series; within every section there are a number of interesting images tied together by similar visual stylings. I enjoyed clicking through the slideshows and determining my favorites of each, some of which are above.

His beautifully designed illustrations look like they could be out of an instruction manual for some amazing (albeit nonexistent) product or device. As his title “Nonsense Infographics” indicates, there is actually no “information” being conveyed per se — but when the graphics look this good, I don’t really care.

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Rent says:

September 2, 2009 at 10:02 am

I’ve had that image 4 down, the one that looks like some kind of advanced periodic table, for some time and been fascinated with its non-information. glad to finally know who it was created by.


effixx says:

September 2, 2009 at 11:15 am

You might dig my boy Nigel’s recent personal illustrations, along those same lines. Cats might know him as but his personal blog has some dope experimental illustrations up on it:

Also, while I’m at it I’m going to shamelessly plug his fantastic band, A Lull, who I’m currently working on some videos for:

They got tracks up on iTunes and a free single up at the aforementioned URL.