Five Ideas: Always With Honor
Always With Honor is a creative collective specializing in map, icon, and information design. Our mission is to create work that helps break down complex information into simple (and fun) designs that are easily understood and enjoyed. It is the work of Elsa Chaves and Tyler Lang.
An infographic depicting the 20 largest bankruptcies in history.
This was one of the first projects Elsa and I worked on collaboratively. We were really kinda just winging it, learning how to work together as we went. We realized that this whole girlfriend/boyfriend design team could actually work. We've been designing under Always With Honor, our studio ever since.
Information graphic showing the levels, density and specific items that make up the clouds of space debris surrounding our planet.
Client WIRED Italia, Art Director: Daniela Sanziani
Client Quirk Books, Art Director: Jenny Kraemer
What a tasty challenge. Let's try and make the 12 astrological signs not cheesy and have the marketing team somehow sign off on them. This was one of the most seemingly painful turn struggle-free projects we've ever had. It was like the ending to one of those Ocean's 11 movies, our plan had surprisingly worked.
Map highlighting various regions of Mexico that bootlegged their own hooch.
Client Esquire magazine, Art Director: Soni Khatri
This was an unchosen map direction of an eventual killed piece, which is partly why I like it so much. Because the size of the map was to be roughly 1.5" inches by 1.75 inches (shown to scale) we had to simplify almost to the point of ambiguity. I love that line of abstraction but still appearing rich with some form of information or purpose. Working heavily in information graphics, our work's sole purpose is to make sense of things. It was nice to play on the edge a little bit. The work was eventually killed when the editors decided to delete the sidebar it was within altogether.
Turn to Your Wildlife
Inspiration poster given out to first year students
Client Advice to Sink in Slowly
This was one of our first true pro bono projects. I just remember it being a really awesome feeling to be at a point where we were asked and could afford to take on pro bono projects.
Inspiration The end goal of living in the woods, spending our days tending to the dog herds. Seriously.
The Show Must Go On An interview with Tig Notaro Tig Notaro on comedy, creativity, and cancer.
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This Yoga-in-Schools Program Just Raised $31,000 in Crowdfunding R.I.S.E. introduces Bay Area teens to yoga, to help with self-image, grades, and other adolescent nightmares.
A New Olympics Just For Nomads Playing polo with a 100-pound goat carcass to save nomadic culture and build national pride in Kyrgyzstan.
New Detroit Program Trades Houses for Literary Excellence Write a House names Brooklyn poet Casey Rocheteau as first recipient of free home in Detroit
A Chance in Hell Yaks, America, and The Apocalypse Up against an $88 billion beef industry, it takes a leap of faith to raise yak in the United States.
Specialty Coffee Retailers Try to Prove They're Good to the Last Drop Searching for the perfect cup of sustainable and ethically produced joe. #NationalCoffeeDay
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You’re Now a Two-Minute Video Away from Getting into College
Goucher College will accept video applications in lieu of the traditional essays and test scores.
3 Epic Racial Profiling Blunders from History
Racial profiling not only harms innocent people of color, it can cause law enforcement to lose crucial time in pursuing the true criminals.