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Turnstone visits Hyperakt

Turnstone visits Hyperakt

Dec 10, 2012

Turnstone blogger Krista Bedosky paid us a visit this summer, and wrote up a nice article on Turnstone about her studio tour. She explores how our open office and backyard encourages collaboration and communication within the office and with the community, and shares a couple pictures of our space as well.Have a look!
Time Out NY Holiday Gift Guide

Time Out NY Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 27, 2012 | Hyperaktivists, New Work

We've seen lots of happy customers picking up Neighborwoods maps or ornaments just in time for holiday gift-giving! And we're excited that Time Out NY has featured us as part of their NYC-themed gift guide for 2012. Take a look!
Julia Speaks at Social Enterprise Boot Camp

Julia Speaks at Social Enterprise Boot Camp

Nov 16, 2012 | Announcements

Julia ran a workshop on designing data at the Social Enterprise Boot Camp this fall. The Boot Camp was founded by Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and NYU's Wagner School of Public Service. During the course of two days, it brings together 150 folks in the social enterprise space for a serie ...
AmEx Open Forum

AmEx Open Forum

Nov 13, 2012

Amex has featured us in their Open Forum article on "Being the Brand: Inside Brooklyn Creative Firms." We're thrilled to have our space highlighted alongside Red Antler and HUGE, and to be counted as one of these "boss workspaces" in "Brooklyn's hottest neighborhoods". Take a look!
Julia quoted in Open Skies Magazine

Julia quoted in Open Skies Magazine

Oct 15, 2012

Julia was quoted recently in an article about Helvetica in Open Skies Magazine, the inflight magazine for Emirates. Her words add insight into the thoughtful piece entitled "type positive: the rise of helvetica," by Noah Davis.Julia says, 'if you look at Target and American Apparel's logos, both are black, they look t ...
Flash sales on Fab and Uncovet!

Flash sales on Fab and Uncovet!

Sep 20, 2012

Neighborwoods is really taking off, with flash sales on sites like Fab and Uncovet. We're so excited to see the project gain momentum!You can see additional press from Goodsie, Quipsologies, Trendhunter, and Thrillist (for Atlanta, Portland, Chicago, Boston)
Lovely Wood Engraved Maps

Lovely Wood Engraved Maps

Aug 17, 2012 | New Work

Gizmodo loves our engraved Neighborwoods maps: "While the cleverly named Neighborwood maps of different cities aren't something you're going to stick in your back pocket next time you're visiting a new place, they're certainly something lovely to display in your home."Keep your eye out for our new set of maps, coming ...
Notcot: Neighborwoods are Beautiful

Notcot: Neighborwoods are Beautiful

Aug 17, 2012 | New Work

"Neighborwood maps by Hyperakt and Aymie Spitzer. Beautiful." – NOTCOT
Google Developers Blog

Google Developers Blog

Aug 14, 2012 | New Work

The Google Developer's Blog is running a feature on "behind the scenes: visualizing the evolution of the web" on … you guessed it, the Evolution of the Web piece that launched at Google I/O this year!The blog post highlights the fact that about 60% of the technologies shown in the timeline were used to build the visual ...
Spark interviews Deroy

Spark interviews Deroy

Aug 14, 2012

Spark is a group of independent graphic designers who connect every month to help collaboratively tackle creative and business challenges. They chat with Deroy about how small studios can best form strategic partnerships with developers and other vendors to work on projects. Deroy discusses how forming partnersh ...
Neighborwoods on Swissmiss!

Neighborwoods on Swissmiss!

Aug 14, 2012 | Announcements, New Work

Welcome to the Neighborwood!We're so thrilled to launch Neighborwoods today, to great success. Tina Roth Eisenberg writes on Swissmiss that "I agree with Aymie Spitzer that there is something magical about hand-drawn and hand-lettered maps." In lustrous, unfinished wood, our new engraved neighborhood maps are be ...
Champions Ring Featured in Spain

Champions Ring Featured in Spain

Aug 08, 2012

Yorokobu has written a lovely piece on The Champions Ring. Deroy describes how he started thinking about ways to incorporate his time watching the World Cup with work, and came up with the circular bracket of The Champions Ring.Obsessively documenting the history of the World Cup, Euro Cup, Champions League, Olympics ...
Best Site of the Day from FWA

Best Site of the Day from FWA

Aug 07, 2012

The Evolution of the Web is the site of the day from Favourite Website Awards, an "industry recognized internet award program and inspirational portal.""FWA is the most visited website award program in the history of the internet, with over 140 million site visits as of July 2011." We couldn't be more proud to have ou ...
History of Chrome on Designyoutrust

History of Chrome on Designyoutrust

Jul 31, 2012 | New Work

Designyoutrust.com has posted the infographic we created on the history of Chrome - check it out!
Hyperakt Named Top USA Design Studio

Hyperakt Named Top USA Design Studio

Jul 31, 2012

Hyperakt has been named one of the "best design companies in USA" by onbile! We're proud to be in the company of incredible firms like Wolff Olins, Cuban Council, Firstborn, and Odopod.Irene writes that "quintessential American design is though to be marketable and functional, something definitely worth looking at in ...
Help the Drug Policy Alliance Fight AIDS

Help the Drug Policy Alliance Fight AIDS

Jul 25, 2012 | New Work

We recently created an infographic for the Drug Policy Alliance that highlights the compelling case to be made for federal funding syringe exchange programs across the US. Despite numerous studies and thorough research that found that access to sterile syringe drastically reduces HIV/AIDS prevalence (due to sharing ne ...
Gizmodo features The Champions Ring!

Gizmodo features The Champions Ring!

Jul 20, 2012 | New Work

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz writes, "If you like sports and awesome data visualization, you will love these posters, which can be printed to order in beautiful paper. "Read it for yourself!And browse The Champions Ring
Champions Ring on FastCoDesign/Under Consideration

Champions Ring on FastCoDesign/Under Consideration

Jul 18, 2012 | New Work

It's a big day for The Champions Ring! Our friends over at FastCoDesign wrote a glowing review of these colorful radial brackets: "sports memorabilia is not generally known for its subtlety or grace (usually emblazoned with logos and sponsor info all akimbo), but these manage to evoke a strong sense of team pride ...
The Champions Ring for Sale on Fab!

The Champions Ring for Sale on Fab!

Jul 18, 2012

A selection of 25 Champions Ring prints will be on sale between July 18 - 24, 2012 on Fab.com. The Champions Ring includes 427 radial brackets (and counting) for the big 5 major leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS), the Champions League, the Euro and the World Cup. Yes, you read right, all 107 seasons of MLB, 66 seasons o ...
El futbol tambien es asi

El futbol tambien es asi

Jul 17, 2012

Our World Cup radial bracket poster is being featured as part of a new exhibit that opened at the Valencia Museum of Illustration and Modernity, or MuVIM. "El futbol (tambien) es asi" is an exhibit that highlights the connections and inspiration that lie between sports, specifically soccer, and design. The exhibi ...
Steven Heller Discusses Off Book

Steven Heller Discusses Off Book

Jul 13, 2012

Steve Heller cites Deroy and Julia's appearance on the Typography episode of Off Book in his latest article on imprint. PBS' Off Book is an original web series "that explores cutting-edge art, the artists that make it, and the people that share it online." Episodes focus around topics like film title design, the ...
AWWWARDS Site of the Day: Ford Annual Report

AWWWARDS Site of the Day: Ford Annual Report

Jul 12, 2012 | New Work

The site we designed for the Ford Foundation 2011 Annual Report is named the site of the day on AWWWARDS! The awards are given out for "design, creativity and innovation on the Internet, which recognize and promote the best web designers in the world."We're very proud of the Ford Annual Report site, incorporating as i ...
Forbes loves The Evolution of the Web!

Forbes loves The Evolution of the Web!

Jul 12, 2012 | New Work

We're excited to see this piece take off like it has. This week, Forbes calls The Evolution of the Web "awesome ... beautiful, easy to follow," and hopes that updating the infographic "remains an annual tradition." We hope so too!For those of you who aren't yet familiar, The Evolution of the Web is an infographi ...
Champions Ring on ESPN

Champions Ring on ESPN

Jul 06, 2012

Our Champions Ring radial brackets are featured today on ESPN's blog! We've been working hard to launch the Champions Ring website, a visual history of major team sports over the years - and are so pleased to have people take notice.Check out the article hereAnd the full Champions Ring here
We're on Mashable!

We're on Mashable!

Jul 05, 2012 | Announcements, New Work

We're on Mashable!The Evolution of the Web is given a glowing review in Mashable today, calling the piece "stunning and extensive…an immersive walk down digital memory lane."Check it out here, and share your thoughts on the most pivotal moment in Internet history!And the full screen Evolution of the Web is here
The Evolution of the Web is on The Guardian

The Evolution of the Web is on The Guardian

Jul 05, 2012 | New Work

The Guardian wrote about our recently released The Evolution of the Web 2.0 on their data blog: "this beautiful - and elegant - solution by New York interactive designers Hyperakt and Vizzuality was showcased at Google I/O recently and shows each major development in the web…"Take a look for yourself!And see The Evolut ...
Ford Child Marriage Map on TIME

Ford Child Marriage Map on TIME

Jun 29, 2012 | New Work

The interactive world map on child marriage that we designed as part of the Ford Foundation's 2011 Annual Report is featured in Time. We're proud to help shed light on such an important issue, one that devastates tens of millions of women worldwide.The map links research from dozens of NGOs all around the world, and h ...
The Evolution of the Web 2.0 at Google I/O!

The Evolution of the Web 2.0 at Google I/O!

Jun 29, 2012

Our newly released Evolution of the Web 2.0 was featured prominently during Google's I/O - their largest developer conference. While Sundar Pichai, Google's senior VP of Chrome and Apps spoke on June 28, our interactive infographic glowed on the screen behind him. It is really impressive to see our work on such ...
Graphis Silver Award for Ford Foundation 2010 AR!

Graphis Silver Award for Ford Foundation 2010 AR!

Jun 11, 2012

We are super excited to announce that Graphis has selected our design of the Ford Foundation's 2010 Annual Report as a silver award winner for Annual Reports!Check out the full list of winners from Graphis here
Brand New Features our Hunchworks Identity

Brand New Features our Hunchworks Identity

Jun 06, 2012

The identity we designed for Hunchworks, one of our most recent projects, is featured on Brand New! Hunchworks is a platform created by the UN's Global Pulse initiative that connects experts from around the world, enabling them to collaborate on some of the world's toughest issues.We're super excited to show off Hunch ...
Our Work in IdN: Designing Data

Our Work in IdN: Designing Data

May 30, 2012 | New Work

We're proud to announce that several of our infographic pieces are featured in IdN's book on designing data.Take a look at the photos below to see more!
Altimist Features our Library Infographic for Gates

Altimist Features our Library Infographic for Gates

Apr 28, 2012

Our infographic on the internet in public libraries for the Gates Foundation is on Altimist. They showcase our work as an effort to shed light on the value of internet access in libraries and "why they're in critical need of funding."Take a look here
Change.org Infographic on TechCrunch

Change.org Infographic on TechCrunch

Apr 10, 2012 | New Work

TechCrunch is featuring our recently created info graphic for Change.org. Change.org is a social networking site of nonprofits, that aims to empower activists around the world by connecting them to its rapidly growing group of 10 million users - the fastest growing site of its type. With social media a widely ...
Hyperakt Interviewed on Urban Times

Hyperakt Interviewed on Urban Times

Apr 06, 2012

Urban Times released the first two parts of a multi-section series on Hyperakt which will be featured on Startup Lab. Alexander Phillips, the founder of Urban Times, lists our top 8 projects in recent years, including Voices of Youth for UNICEF, The Future of Car Sharing for The Collaborative Fund, info graphics for ...
FastCoDesign Challenges Us to Create NCAA Radial Brackets

FastCoDesign Challenges Us to Create NCAA Radial Brackets

Mar 30, 2012

Our friends at FastCoDesign not only featured our new Champions League radial bracket poster (which, by the way, we're raising money for on Kickstarter), they prompted us to create a NCAA bracket poster in the same model. FastCo calls our design "space-efficient and attractive," because unlike the sprawling, spiderw ...
Huff Post Mentions Hyperakt

Huff Post Mentions Hyperakt

Mar 26, 2012

We were mentioned as an example of an innovative design start up in a great piece on the Huffington Post Arts blog last week. The article discusses a new report from the Center for an Urban Future that underscores the importance of design education in strengthening innovation. The report finds that des ...
Complex Interviews Julia and Deroy

Complex Interviews Julia and Deroy

Mar 13, 2012

Complex featured an interview with Deroy and Julia. Noah Davis visited the office on behalf of Complex, and chatted about our origins, process of development, and our most recent and exciting projects. The interview describes how Julia and Deroy met on their first day of class at Parsons. The two shared ...
FastCoDesign on Truth-Bending Infographics

FastCoDesign on Truth-Bending Infographics

Mar 08, 2012

We're so thrilled to see a feature on our infographics on CoDesign today! The insightful article parses how graphs and charts, with their appearance of being just "the facts" can actually present a very calculated and carefully selected view of reality. Especially in this hyper-politicized time, the obligation t ...
3rd Ward Visits Us

3rd Ward Visits Us

Mar 02, 2012

3rd Ward popped into our studio recently for a little visit. It's always great to chat with like-minded folks! We got to hear a little bit about the infographic geeks they have over on their end, as well as show off some of our own. They particularly loved our work on "The Evolution of the ...
Core 77 In The Studio

Core 77 In The Studio

Mar 02, 2012

Core 77's lovely feature of us draws on their visit to our studio and conversation with Deroy and Julia. They did a great job capturing the laid back vibe of the office, and particularly enjoyed our music, bar, and backyard, perfect for summer grilling and get-togethers. Core 77 made sure to highlight our part ...
Featuring Teach for Studio 360

Featuring Teach for Studio 360

Feb 02, 2012

A variety of great websites, including CoDesign, GOOD, and EdWeek are featuring Teach. The project rebranded educators for Studio 360, hosted by Kurt Anderson. Studio 360 occasionally hires a design team to rethink an overused trope, bringing it up to the 21st century with fresh new concepts. Aft ...
Car Sharing Gets Internet Love

Car Sharing Gets Internet Love

Nov 30, 2011 | New Work

Our interactive infographic, The Bright Future of Car Sharing, created for the Collaborative Fund has been featured in Fast Company on October 26, 2011.The site was also selected as the AWWWARDS Site of the Day on November 11, 2011, and will be included in the book "The 365 Best CSS Websites Around the World 2011."
Inc. Talks with Deroy About Bartering

Inc. Talks with Deroy About Bartering

Aug 19, 2011

In their article on "4 Tips on Choosing the Right Logo Design Services," Inc. asked Deroy about bartering for projects. They also talk with JB Osborne of Red Antler about making clients more comfortable, Steven Heller on understanding the firm, and Titi Branch of Miss Jessie's about having a clear vision of your brand ...
PBS Arts Talks to Deroy & Julia

PBS Arts Talks to Deroy & Julia

Aug 03, 2011 | Hyperaktivists

PBS Arts sat down with Deroy and Julia to talk about type and the ways we use it in visualizing data. This episode in the Off Book series focuses on tools with Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, identity with Paula Scher, texture with Eddie Opara, and visualizing data with Deroy and Julia. View the video hereThe ...
Design Made in Germany Interviews Deroy on Human Rights Logo

Design Made in Germany Interviews Deroy on Human Rights Logo

Jul 26, 2011

Design Made In Germany is packed with current trends, projects, events, and developments of the German and international design scene. Recently, they interviewed Deroy about our logo design for the international Human Rights logo competition. He gives excellent insight on why even though crowd sourced, we chose to be involv ...
Idsgn Interviews Deroy Peraza on Infographics

Idsgn Interviews Deroy Peraza on Infographics

Jul 19, 2011

The design blog idsgn.org featured an interview with Hyperakt's co-founder, Deroy Peraza for their article "The Good and Evil of Infographics". Deroy and Josh Smith discussed the hidden difficulties of reading and creating infographics.
CDI Notes Our Work for Ford Foundation

CDI Notes Our Work for Ford Foundation

Jul 15, 2011

We've been thrilled to be working with the Ford Foundation for the past few months. As a supplement to our printed 2010 annual report, we've tackled the interactive experience. As noted by Center for Digital Information, three features in particular stand out. Take a look and tell us what you think! Helping Traditional ...
Visual.ly Launches With Help From Hyperakt

Visual.ly Launches With Help From Hyperakt

Jul 14, 2011 | New Work

Visual.ly is a new platform for exploring, sharing, and promoting great visualizations. We were asked to redesign the site before its official launch. The site demanded organization and structure, so we approached the design as we would an infographic. Our solution was a comprehensive icon navigation system, with intense fo ...
Fast Co.Design Infographic of the Day

Fast Co.Design Infographic of the Day

Jun 15, 2011

Fast Co.Design called The Opportunity Gap "a powerful infographic" and made it their infographic of the day for June 15th, 2011.We were also giddy to learn that DataVisualization and Quipsologies also posted about the piece.
Voices of Youth Identity Gets Brand New Love!

Voices of Youth Identity Gets Brand New Love!

Apr 21, 2011

In April we launched one of our favorite projects we've ever worked on; a comprehensive branding platform for UNICEF's Voices of Youth. This project has been dear to our hearts for months, so we were completely humbled by the wonderful publicity and comments from the design community. In fact, we are completely blown away f ...
Love for TWHP Annual Report

Love for TWHP Annual Report

Jan 04, 2011

Our Annual Report for The White House Project has been getting featured on several sites these days. We at Hyperakt agree that a great cause like TWHP deserves to look great, too. That's why we made this annual report into something more than a standard financial document. This poster, using only 3 colors, illustrates ...
Hyperakt on German Radio Station Jump

Hyperakt on German Radio Station Jump

Dec 07, 2010

Hyperakt principal Julia Vakser was interviewed by German radio station Jump about our recent project for Adobe, I have PSD. Julia speaks about the inspiration and thought processes behind the video concept. You can listen to the piece here (German).
HOW Design Spotlights Hyperakt

HOW Design Spotlights Hyperakt

Dec 06, 2010

Hyperakt is featured in How Magazine's Designer Spotlight for December! Principals Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser were interviewed about Hyperakt's history, the collaborative environment of the studio, and our commitment to promoting social change through design. You can read the article here. We'll also be mentioned in the ...
The New York Times Features Hyperakt

The New York Times Features Hyperakt

Dec 05, 2010

New York Times sports writer Jack Bell has written an awesome feature article in Goal, the official New York Times soccer blog. Bell interviewed Hyperaktivist Deroy Peraza, who designed the poster during the tournament this summer. Here's an excerpt from the blog post:And if you’re looking for a novel and innovative so ...
I Have PSD Goes Viral

I Have PSD Goes Viral

Oct 20, 2010

We're super excited to see our "I Have PSD" video spread across the web - we even found a cover of it made by some students in Taiwan! The project came about after Adobe asked us to respond to the prompt "World Without Photoshop." We're always interested in experimenting, and we decided that making a f ...
HBR: Hyperakt, 21st Century Design Studio

HBR: Hyperakt, 21st Century Design Studio

Sep 17, 2010

Hyperakt was prominently featured in a Harvard Business Review blog post on September 17, 2010. The article, titled "Green Shots: MyGengo and Hyperakt" and written by economist blogger Umair Haque, talks about the the "Great Transition" from the age of superficial, consumer driven design to an age of meaningful design that ...
Hyperakt Takes a Ride with Design Taxi

Hyperakt Takes a Ride with Design Taxi

Sep 02, 2010

Hyperakt principals Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser sat down with our friends at Design Taxi for an in-depth interview on the intersection of social good and design. Design Taxi, a global network where creative professionals of all stripes can meet and connect, spoke to Deroy and Julia about working for social justice through ...
Big Think Interviews Hyperakt

Big Think Interviews Hyperakt

Jul 08, 2010

Big Think, a self-described global forum for connecting people and ideas, interviewed Hyperakt principals Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser on Hyperakt's devotion to design as social change. In it, Deroy and Julia talk about the importance of visual identity for social causes, the intersection of idealism with business-minded p ...
GD USA Mentions Our Annual Report For NAACP

GD USA Mentions Our Annual Report For NAACP

Apr 09, 2010

GD USA mentions our 2008 annual report for NAACP. ""Hyperakt's design team used the report to highlight the power of the vote"
Hyperakt Launches New Brand Mark & Website

Hyperakt Launches New Brand Mark & Website

Oct 27, 2009 | Announcements

Hyperakt is pleased to announce the evolution of our brand mark and a completely new studio website, rebuilt from the ground up.Download the press release.The New Brand MarkHyperakt's new brand mark is a reflection of our mission and values. We help our clients deliver clear, bold messages that reach their targets like well ...
Flavorwire Covers Billboard for the People Campaign

Flavorwire Covers Billboard for the People Campaign

Jan 20, 2009

Flavorwire, a blog featuring cultural news and critique, wrote up our Billboard for the People Initiative in an article titled "Obama and the Wheatpaste Lobby." Here's a little nugget from the article:"If you weren't in DC to celebrate the inauguration and gawk at the artwork our new president has already spawned, take hear ...
We Made History Poster on the Front Page of Le Temps

We Made History Poster on the Front Page of Le Temps

Nov 05, 2008

Our newest poster, We Made History, celebrating Barack Obama's Presidential election victory last night, is on the front page of LeTemps, the website of a leading Swiss newspaper. Deroy designed the poster as election results came in. A limited edition of 100 signed, silkscreen prints is available for each of four color com ...
Hyperakt Brings Hope to Geneva

Hyperakt Brings Hope to Geneva

Nov 01, 2008 | Hyperaktivists

Deroy is in Geneva, for the opening of our 'New Hope' exhibit at the Flux Laboratory. The show is getting some love from the Swiss press. He was interviewed by Television Suisse Romande (TSR), the main French language channel in Switzerland. Le Temps, one of Switzerland's leading daily newspapers printed a half page article ...
Deroy Gets Syndicated

Deroy Gets Syndicated

Feb 08, 2008 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

Deroy's interview with Spraygraphic, the design blog, was published and then recorded again for posterity in Parsons' Illustration Blog.
Spraygraphic Interviews Hyperaktivist

Spraygraphic Interviews Hyperaktivist

Jan 22, 2008 | Hyperaktivists

Spraygraphic, a visual arts-centered blog, recently got inquisitive with Hyperakt principal Deroy Peraza and is featuring the interview on its blog. Deroy shares some wisdom about his creative process and the collaborative environment of the design studio.