Visual Inspiration: Distance to Mars, Icons Times, World of Motion

Jared Fanning

published on April 9, 2013 in Design

1. Distance to Mars

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A simple, but fun visual. If the Earth was 100 pixels wide, traveling at 7,000 pixels a second, how far away would Mars be?

2. Icons Times

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Icons Times visually reports breaking news from around the world. Instead of text or photography it focuses on information icons and graphics to portray the story.

3. World of Motion

World Of Motion from Colin Hesterly on Vimeo.

An exploration in nostalgia, the “Word of Motion” is a tribute to man’s various achievements in transportation and technology. The visual language used feels very infographic, perhaps inspired by ISOTYPE (International System of Typographic Picture Education), which was developed by Otto Neurath and Gerd Arntz in the 1930s.

Jared Fanning is a Creative Director at He had his pencils taken away in middle school for drawing too much, and spent his summers in the bleachers at Wrigley Field.