Have a look and you’ll learn much more, but here are a few bits of information to give you some context: 1.) “Gaslighting” is an abusive psychological manipulation tactic. 2.) The term comes from a 1938 play called “Gas Light” in which a man deceives his wife to cover his crimes. 3.) The term has seen a spike in searches and mentions over the last year—especially in the lead-up to the U.S. presidential election and in the aftermath—so we decided to help explain it.
Category Archives: Visual thinking
…or a practical package of postcards?
You get to decide! Well, you get to decide only if you were lucky enough to receive these in a care package we recently sent out to some of our favorite publications.
Here’s our take on last night’s U.S. presidential debate. This is all in the candidates’ own words. And the moderators’. And the citizens’.
The idea of practicing gratitude can be a fluffy topic, but it’s finally leaving the yoga mat and coming mainstream. Here at Tremendousness we thought it was important to help add to that momentum. Part of what’s stoking gratitude’s recent popularity is the amount of research that’s going into it—and the positive proof that’s coming out. Here’s the main takeaway for you: gratitude improves your health.
The first half of this year we went months with our heads down, cranking out new work with great clients—but it’s time to start sharing these projects.
We feel very lucky to be able to work with such a variety of clients doing interesting and important things. Here are few recent case studies.
In addition to creating the identity for this year’s Admerica conference, Tremendousness was invited to lead a hands-on Learning Lab for attendees. Although tempted to focus our session on our best tips for drawing robots, we instead spent our time on something a bit more useful: visual thinking… and how it leads to better collaboration and better ideas.
This year’s judges awarded our Gateway Arch poster and our work on the AIGA 20 Show branding.
St. Louis’ Forest Park Forever wanted an information-filled graphic to compel supporters to donate or to become a full member. Because of our love for (and proximity to—we’re just a block away) Forest Park, we didn’t want to address this in a typical, boring “by-the-numbers” infographic approach.
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It takes a lot of sweat, a lot of time, often a lot of money, and possibly some blood and tears, but most every project eventually reaches that home stretch where you’re just about ready to deliver the final to the customer / printer / manufacturer / whatever. But are you really ready? Below is a checklist to go over after you hit “Save” for the last time—but before you hit “Send.”
In many ways, this is the most difficult part of a project. We can design, we can draw, we can write. But what do we know about arches, architecture, or anything? Not much, so let’s do some research.
When you visit St. Louis’s Gateway Arch, which turns 50 this year, and you walk up to its broad metal base you can’t help but be struck by just how huge it is and by how incredibly solid it looks. It’s as if it were always there, and some days it seems like you could stare at it for just as long.
But then you get to go inside it. To see what’s under the skin and behind the scenes. And that’s just what we’re going to do here over the next several weeks—go inside the making of an informational poster and give a peek into our process.
When I graduated college with my degree in graphic design, I figured I was steaming headlong into a world of logos, posters, and tri-fold brochures. But I discovered there was another way to go—a road less traveled.
Quite a while back I started a Flickr Group I called “Infographics in the real world” as a place for myself and others to capture photos of informational graphics found in public places.
Even more so in our fast-paced, FoMO, digital age, it’s nice to grab a book, sit back, and enjoy (and/or learn). It’s especially satisfying when you actually know the author.
Everyone’s got their favorite apps. Some are just fun, some are good n’ useful—and some are absolutely essential. As a living, breathing human being and an owner of a creative business, here are some iOS apps I’d rather not live without.
Tremendousness is hiring. Here are a few dead simple tips to help designers stand out in a crowd.
We are tremendously happy, proud, excited, and relieved to hit “Publish” on our new site—one that better showcases our work, our people, and our beliefs.
Make the noggiest of nogs with our visual (hic!) recipe card.
While balancing the books, we plotted the y-axis (our gratitude) and the x-axis (you) and came up with this result.
Tremendousness is very honored to have been asked by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) to create the identity for their upcoming ADMERICA conference.
Describing your big vision or telling your company’s story might seem simple—but don’t be fooled, grabbing and holding people’s attention requires a solid balance of research, storytelling, and design. Slack on any of these and you might be wasting a valuable opportunity. Combine all three into a cohesive story and you’ve got yourself one powerful, persuasive presentation.
Man, I am not good at math. In fact, my nine-year-old daughter recently asked me to help her with her math homework and when I said sure, she replied, “Oh, I was just kidding. You’re not good at math.” So, yeah. But I was completely thrilled to work on this video about the origins and nature of math with educator Jeff Dekofsky from the Saddleback Valley Unified School District in Viejo, California, and the folks at TED-Ed. You know why?
There’s no “math” in it.