To convey the mood of this issue of German economics magazine BRAND EINS the developed information graphics appear disorderd but manage to maintain a sense of collectivity at the same time.
The story: What do the Germans think? How do they estimate the development of technology, environment or the consequences of globalization? Researchers from the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach ask periodically and monitor astonishing developments.
Venedig schlägt Los Angeles / brand eins
Issue 12-2007: Design
Article: Venice beats Los Angeles
The Story: What has to please many, needs to be designed by many – city planner Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani about the difference between urban visions and beautiful cities.
The information graphics illustrate the characteristic design features of the discussed cities.
Das Sorgen-Barometer / brand eins
Issue 11-2008: Keine Panik
Article: The Worries Barometer
The Story: What do the Germans think? How do they estimate the development of technology, environment or the consequences of globalization? Researchers from the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach ask periodically and monitor astonishing developments.
Under art direction of designer Mike Meiré we were asked to create several information graphics.
Woher nehmen wir nur die Energie … / brand eins
Issue 05-2010: Der Sieg des Irrationalen
Article: Why do we spend so much power …
The Story: … to argue the sources of our energy? Energy polarizes – it is being polemicized as if facts would be disturbing. An attempt of an sober analysis.
The information graphics are inspired by wind power and turbines.
Die Zukunft taut auf / brand eins
Issue 07-2008: Eigentum
Article: Defrosting future
The Story: A visit to the canadian city Churchill at the Hudson Bay. A talk about global climate change and its consequences for the Arctic.
The handcrafted illustration was art directed by Mike Meiré.
Die Haushaltsfrage / brand eins
Issue 10-2009: Stadt
Article: The budget issue
The Story: How Hansestadt Rostock turned a zero etat into 400 millions of debts. Is there anything to do about it?
The diagrams illustrate a ski-lift/gondola that transported Rostock up on rocky Mount Debt.