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Pulp Fiction timeline

In case you were confused by the Pulp Fiction storyline, dehahs has plotted it out for you. Inspired by Randall Munroe's character timeline, each line…

Facebook privacy options untangled

People are up in arms about Facebook's new privacy policies, partly because some information was forced into public view and partly because there are so…

Field guide to fanboys

PCWorld provides a handy field guide to help you spot fanboys in the wild.

The path to successful infographics

Most people don't know what actually goes into a good infographic. There's a lot more to it than just the design. There's research, analysis, and fact-checking that you have to do long before you open Illustrator. Sarah Slobin, from the Wall Street Journal, explains how to create successful infographics.

Nutritional facts redesigned

Nutrition facts labels are uniform across products, but let's imagine for a second that you could do whatever you want, just as long they showed certain bits of information. FFunction takes a stab at redesigning the standard milk carton under this premise.

Evolution of Facebook privacy policies

There's been a lot of hullabaloo about Facebook's newly installed privacy policies. It started out very closed, to just university students, and has expanded its…

Tracking the oil spill

For those following the status of the oil spill, the New York Times provides a map tracking the spread. Press play to get the day-by-day.…

The Boom of Big Infographics

Big information graphics have been around for a long time. They've come in the form of maps, visualization, art, signs, etc. That was all on…

How men and women label colors

Along the same lines of Dolores Labs' color experiment, Randall Munroe of xkcd reveals the results of his color survey. He took a slightly different…

Trustworthiness of beards

Matt McInerney of pixelspread describes the trustworthiness of the people behind their facial hair. You better be careful when I'm around. I'm questionable, border-line unsavory.…

Local neighborhood infographics

Good Mag put on an infographic contest not too long ago that asked people to design around the idea of neighborhood. Any neighborhood would do,…

A flowchart to decide what typeface to use

A typeface can make or break your graphic. Use Comic Sans, and no one will take you seriously ever again. Luckily, graphic designer Julian Hansen…

Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline

I don't often give in to impulse buys, but I just ordered Cartographies of Time, and I'm pretty sure it's going to be well worth…

The making of wine – in motion graphics

Designer Tiago Cabaco explains the conception of wine in this short animated infographic. Some of the effects, like the frame rotation, are a little overused.…

100 Pixar characters drawn to scale

Designer Juan Pablo Bravo illustrates 100 Pixar characters to scale, from Wally B. and Luxo Jr. to Wall E. and Lotso, from the upcoming Toy…

Edward Tufte on his White House appointment

Edward Tufte was officially appointed to a White House advisory role a few weeks ago. Tufte, along with other experts like Ben Shneiderman, have been…

Japan, the strange country, in motion graphics

Design student Kenichi Tanaka animates the history of Japan for his final thesis project. He pokes fun at his culture a little bit there in…

What your email says about your finances

This graphic shows average debt categorized by email provider. Average age for Gmail users is 33 and 47 for Comcast. Yeah, that sounds about right.…

The Growing Plague that is Spam

Spam sucks. We all hate it, but no matter how good the filter, something always seems to get through. Want some cheap Vi4gr4? I can…

March Madness by the numbers

I didn't fill out my bracket this year, so it's not nearly as exciting for me. I don't think that's stopped thousands of bars across…

Notes from Interactive Infographics #interinfo #sxsw

Yesterday was the Interactive Infographics panel at South by Southwest, and if Twitter is any indication of how it went, I'd say the panel…

Use your skills to help others

Designer Christopher Harrell talks about, with a dose of various embedded graphics, pointing your skills toward something good. Harrell's video was one of the winners…