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Latest Project: The New York City Skyline Index

Added on by Nathan Hoang.

I don't think I've shared the story of how my roommates and I got into our Greenpoint apartment a year ago.

Long story short, we saw a listing with a deck and an amazing view that was a little over our budget but we all said, "Hey, if it's our last apartment in NYC, we might as well do it big."

This is kinda the view from my apartment but from a much higher elevation. I used Google maps to figure out the names of buildings and totally forgot there was this 3D Maps feature that made things so much more easier.

This is kinda the view from my apartment but from a much higher elevation. I used Google maps to figure out the names of buildings and totally forgot there was this 3D Maps feature that made things so much more easier.

So after we visited the apartment with our broker, we were writing the check when the broker got off the phone and told us someone had already put their deposit in. Our hearts sank, but she suggested try putting in a little more money and maybe that would help.

Well, you know what else would help? The building owner being in Israel for Passover and not doing any business and therefore not getting that initial deposit and then seeing our deposit.

So in the first few weeks of standing on our new deck looking out at this dumb city, I always wondered what buildings are what. So a year later, after renewing the lease…the questions are finally answered. The dumb Manhattan Skyline Index.

Here's an enlarged version where you can press back and forth to see all the dumb building names (i.e. The Wang Building).

This was taken in December 2016 and since then, a luxury condo high-res as large as the building on the far left has been erected directly in front of the Empire State Building obstructing everything.

New York City, man.

I also took another series of images in March during the day that I stitched together, but I didn't like how it looked. I mean, the sunrise image I used for the poster has the Chrysler Building's Shadow on the MetLife Building. And plus it's evidence that I woke up during a sunrise once. This one's just ok…couldn't get the sky to blend together, but you should see it anyway.

I also took another series of images in March during the day that I stitched together, but I didn't like how it looked. I mean, the sunrise image I used for the poster has the Chrysler Building's Shadow on the MetLife Building. And plus it's evidence that I woke up during a sunrise once. This one's just ok…couldn't get the sky to blend together, but you should see it anyway.

Latest Project: Chameleons

Added on by Nathan Hoang.

My quest to better understand animal anatomy as well as the Apple Pencil while catching up on television shows continues.

When I'm on Photoshop, I often cycle through blend options, not quite understanding what each thing means. I mean…hard light versus soft light? So I made this chart, to wrap up my Friday night with chameleons blending in, while watching Girls.

Chameleons Blending Options, 2016. Digital

I started with a chameleon and copied it 17 more times.

Chameleon layers ≠ Chamillionaire

Chameleon layers ≠ Chamillionaire

And not one to pass up a rainbow opportunity, I made this as well.

Chameleons Hue Adjustments

Latest Project: Sports Clock

Added on by Nathan Hoang.

Years ago, I made a sports calendar chart and hinted that baseball season was boring.

The people did not like that. And the tennis people didn't appreciate that the tennis season was just the four major titles with no tournaments in the middle, so I remade the chart.

This chart is wrong and inaccurate. Please don't download this. Get the correct one  here .

This chart is wrong and inaccurate. Please don't download this. Get the correct one here.

This chart is not well designed. Please don't download this. Get the correct one  here .

This chart is not well designed. Please don't download this. Get the correct one here.

Did the people like this one more? I suppose so. Friend of the blog, I Love Charts, asked if I'd like to include my the sports chart in their upcoming book.

If you don't want to download the JPG of the poster  here , you may buy the book  there .

If you don't want to download the JPG of the poster here, you may buy the book there.

Since then, I decided to make this into a real calendar. My old watch had a dial that took a year to make a full revolution and I wanted this sports chart to have the same mechanic.

Surely that thing had to exist on Amazon? No.

Ok, but surely it wouldn't be too hard to make? I seeked help on Craigslist and it was definitely hard to make.

After a little more searching, I found a Kickstarter where a guy did just that and called it "The Present". I waited patiently to buy his clock because it was out of my price range for $200, so in the meantime, I printed out the chart and attached it to the box it'd be glued to with rubber bands. Here are some things that happened in those three years:

  • Updated the chart and cleaned it up (2013)
  • Went to Boston to see the Houston Texans play the New England Patriots play in the Divisional Playoffs (2013)
  • Dwight Howard became a Houston Rocket (2013)
  • Visited all 50 states (2013)
  • Started a job at Grey (2014)
  • Got dunked on in Tompkins Square Park (2014)
  • Helped lead the Grey volleyball team to a 2-8 losing record (2014)
  • Warmed the Grey basketball team's bench (2015)
  • Tore my ACL and meniscus while playing basketball elsewhere (2015)
  • Watched the Houston Astros beat the Yankees in a Wild Card game and got food, insults and slurs thrown at me (2015)
  • Houston Rockets went to Western Conference Finals while I was in Thailand (2015)
  • Houston Cougars became AAC Champs and beat FSU in the Peach Bowl (2015)

Finally, a tweet promoting a Black Friday sale gave me the opportunity to buy The Present. When it came, I admired the artistry of the thing then gutted it for its parts and repurposed it for my thing. Everything is a remix.

Now as the days, months and sports season go by, I can know not only which hat to wear before leaving the apartment, but when to expect extremely boring ESPN Top 10 highlights. (It's July. Baseball highlights are boring, guys.)

Ego models my assortment of lucky hats.

Latest Project: Redoing NYC's Heat Regulation Chart

Added on by Nathan Hoang.

My landlord is a slumlord. And I'm sure most of New York's landlords/slumlords are also scumbags.

And though there's an infographic to make in those two sentences, that wouldn't help anyone. Instead, I made remade this chart because I'm always having to check the NYC's 311 page and look at this image to see if it's time to report Eric for not turning the heat on.

Eric's a real scumbag, guys.

Eric's a real scumbag, guys.

It always takes a minute for me to figure that thing out. I mean…I know looking into your neighbor's apartment is a New York tradition, but a 311 chart is not the place draw a lady brushing her teeth through her bathroom window. In fact, that's probably something that would warrant a call to 911.

So I made this and printed out some copies for my neighbors living in the gentrified slums of New York. Get yours in the /downloads.

Knowledge is power. Power is energy. And energy is heat and hot water.

I grew up in Alief, so I live by the "Snitches Get Stitches" rule, but I make an exception for Eric.