The True Cost of Comic Sans [infographic]

January 14, 2015 |  by  |  Business, Internet, Lifestyle, Mind-Blowing  |  4 Comments
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Comic Sans has long been the punching bag of the typography world. It’s goofy, childish looking, and has one downfall illuminated in today’s infographic: it uses too much ink. If you’re not in the book publishing world, using the right type face is essential to keep printing costs low. Helvetica, the world’s one-type-fits-all style of font, uses 5.45 percent of a normal piece of paper in ink coverage. Compared to Garamond’s 4.47 percent, it may not seem like much of a difference – only 1 percent, right? Wrong. That can add up to billions of extra dollars spent on ink.

Switching from Helvetica (5.45) to Comic Sans (5.74) seems small. Only .29 percent, but it would actually cost $1.6 billion worth of extra ink. That’s 69 billion extra cartridges of black ink. I’m reading the first Game of Thrones book right now. It’s not a small book. The extra ink cartridges from switching Helvetica to Comic Sans could be enough ink to print 28 million copies of the first GOT books.

Comic Sans has always been a joke, but no one ever really proved with statistics why. Until today. Check out the infographic below and have your mind blow a little bit. [Pixartprinting SpA – a Cimpress Company]

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40 Brand Logos With Hidden Messages [infographic]

January 13, 2015 |  by  |  Business  |  3 Comments
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Good logos are hard to come by. Here at Daily Infographic, we have a redesign in the works and are rebranding ourselves a little. Just to recreate our simple logo, we went through rounds and rounds of trial and error. Color schemes, typography, imagery, and our business mission all went under consideration. We really love the new logo, and you can find it at our Facebook page right now. Speaking of hidden meanings in logos, I’m happy to brag about our own little easter egg. Go take a look and see if you can catch it. Did you now? Instead of just a boring, old bar graph, we’ve split it up to give it a ‘calendar’ type of look. Get it, we’re daily infographic.

OK, enough talk about ourselves, even though our logo is off the chain. Plenty of logos have had hidden messages for decades. FedEx (with a hidden arrow) is one of the more popular ones, I believe. And although Baskin Robbins’ hidden message of ’31′ is extremely obvious, I’ve never noticed it myself. I guess I need to be more aware of my corporate signage.

Logos won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. If you own a company or are looking to start one, a quality, well thought out logo can take you further than you think. [Via]

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Top 10 Digital Branding Trends for 2015 [Infographic]

January 12, 2015 |  by  |  Internet, Social Media  |  No Comments
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Digital media and technology are changing and growing everyday. Whether you like it or not, both are usually a huge part of our daily lives. The best thing to do is embrace it, and find ways to use it to your benefit. And I’m talking about business or pleasure.

Today’s infographic features the top 10 trends in digital branding and marketing for 2015. While some of these might seem like they only apply to the digital media professional, believe me when I say each one can impact your average Joe. For instance, the graphic states that unfiltered content goes viral faster than news sources can deliver. Citizen journalism will only continue to increase and become standard as social media evolves.

Also, I know a lot of people who say privacy doesn’t exist on the Internet, and I have bad news for those of you that argue on the contrary. Privacy is pretty much a thing of the past. This is especially of all the data breaches in the last year, which I suspect will only get worse. And I guarantee we’ll be seeing more stories about brands getting criticized for something they posted online. (Everybody loves a good Photoshop fail story.)

I won’t ruin the rest for you, though. Read on to discover more of the 2015 digital media trends.

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The Entire History of the Condom [infographic]

January 11, 2015 |  by  |  Health  |  1 Comment
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Condoms. Whether you like them or not, they can make or break your situation (literally). These penis-gloves enable the ordinary human with extraordinary capabilities. A thin layer of latex can stop dozens of diseases in their tracks. Not only will they block sickness, one of the most important – if not the preceding reason for their existence – is to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

The history of condoms stretches hundreds, even thousands of years. It isn’t anything new – only the technology has changed. If you think your ‘his & her’ condoms have elevated your sex life, think again; these ‘modern’ condoms are nothing more but a marketing ploy. Ultra ribbed, exotic flavors, super thin – these adjectives add nothing to your sex life but dollar signs.

Condoms are ingenious, but only for their intended purpose. Let’s not underestimate that. As each generation takes the next step towards adulthood, condoms will be there like a helicopter mom to keep things ‘kosher.’

With male birth control on the verge of social acceptance and availability, condoms may take a back seat to their initial intended purpose. Protection against disease and infections will continue to make condoms a vital part of sexual encounters. Their history is richly intertwined with humanity. Take a peek at today’s infographic to gain more foresight into our latex-y friends. [via]

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All You Need to Know About a Vegan Diet [infographic]

January 10, 2015 |  by  |  Food  |  3 Comments
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Feeling like taking the plunge to veganism? Are you already a vegetarian and want to go even further? I have plenty of friends who are vegan, but I know I wouldn’t be able to stomach it. Vegetarianism is different. I know I could live off of those rules. Keeping dairy in my life is something I absolutely must do. Cheese is a god. Cheese fuels the soul, gives boring dishes new life, pairs well with wine, and is just downright delicious. I have already made the switch to almond milk, but yogurt is still big in my life.

Luckily for me, I live in a very vegetarian/vegan friendly city: Austin, Texas. We have this place here with the bombest-ass vegan chorizo – Bouldin Creek Cafe. I don’t know what they use to make it, but it’s fantastic. Of course. I add cheese on top. It is a taco, what do you expect me to do?

If I had to choose one vegetable that would actually give me a fighting chance to conquer veganism it’d be the avocado. Smooth, great coloring, incredibly versatile, and tasty as hell. I put one on everything I can. If you haven’t gotten into an avocado craze, please do. [Via]

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