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Review: The Visual Miscellaneum by David McCandless

David McCandless' The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia hit the shelves last week (in the US). As I flipped…

Land Mass and Population by Country

From Herald Daily is this giganto view of land mass and population size by country. I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I…

The Pitching Dominance of Mariano Rivera

The New York Yankees just won the World Series. I don't know much about baseball, but I do know that Mariano Rivera, the Yankee closer,…

Fictional Character Interactions Over Time

Popular nerd comic xckd takes a look at character interactions over time in Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, 12 Angry Men, and…

A Land Where Men and Women are Paid Equally

We all know (or at least should know) about the pay gap between men and women in the workplace. This graphic from Shakeup Media was…

Putting Cell Size in Perspective

It's hard for us, cognitively speaking, to imagine things that are really really big or really really small, so we need things to put things…

Failed Space Missions to Mars

The above graphic shows missions to mars starting in 1960 to present (top to bottom). Paths are colored by country, and as you can see…

How Much Do CEOs Make in the United States?

GOOD magazine's most recent transparency contest asked designers to focus their powers on showing CEO compensation in the United States. The above graphic, by Dee…

One Life, One Stacked Area Chart

Ben Fogarty uses a stacked area chart to represent his life. To us outsiders looking in it's not much more than that, but to Ben…

Mass Layoffs by Industry

As we all know, many people, much more than usual, have lost their jobs during the past few years. Visual Economics shows layoffs and changes…

Watch the Giants of Finance Shrink… Then Grow

From Karl Russel and Shan Carter of The New York Times is this animated tree map to show the shrinking, and eventual partial regrowth, in…

Infographic Music Video on the Elements – They Might Be Giants

It's not often you get a Grammy-winning band to play a song for a children's album with an infographic music video on the scientific elements,…

Food Assistance on the Rise

GOOD magazine, in collaboration with Gavin Potenza, takes a look at food assistance over the past several months. Since November 2008, there's been an increase…

Vintage Infographics From the 1930s

Someone needs to get me a paper copy of Willard Cope Brinton's Graphic Presentation (1939), because it is awesome. Brinton discusses various forms of graphic…

Best Beer in America 2009

Following up from last year's beer graphic, Mike Wirth looks at medal winners from this year's at the Great American Beer Festival since 1987. This…

What is Your Wine Personality Profile?

The Texas in a Bottle guide to Texas Wine [pdf] reads: Ever listen to somebody describe a wine? They talk about it having "character" and…

Caffeine vs Calories – Buzz vs Bulge

David McCandless from Information is Beautiful plots the calories in popular beverages versus the amount of caffeine in them. At the bottom right of the…

Balance Life With the Media Diet Pyramid

In the August issue of Wired are the New Rules for Highly Evolved Humans. On the cover is a picture of Brad Pitt wearing a…

Choose Your Own Adventure – Most Likely You’ll Die

Remember those choose your own adventure books that you used to read as a kid? As you read through the book, you come to these…

Step-by-Step Guide On How to Get Shot by the Sartorialist

The Sartorialist is a unique fashion blog that highlights people's hot styles on the street. I'm pretty sure there's very little overlap with its readers…

Compare What Your Senators and Reps are Talking About With Congress Speaks

There's a lot of talking in congressional meetings, but what are your state senators and representatives talking about? Design group Periscopic explores what congress men…

Animated Infographics for the Eat Local, Eat Real Campaign

I love food. I love infographics. Put them together, and this is what you get. As part of the Eat Local, Eat Real campaign, this…