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Olympic musical – how fractions of second make all the difference

Like everyone, I've been watching the Olympics, and it continues to amaze me how hundredths of a second can make up the difference between a…

Evolution of Olympic Pictograms

Every Olympics since 1936 has had a series of pictograms (i.e. icons that look like restroom signs) that represents the events.

How a Giant Shark Took Down an Airplane

This graphic from designer Stephen Taubman is entertaining in so many ways. It is based on the amazing story of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus,…

Review: The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics

Add another book to the growing library of guides on how to make information graphics the right way. Dona M. Wong provides the dos and don'ts of data presentation.

Watching the Pulse of the Olympics on Twitter

The Olympics are in full swing, so of course Twitter is abuzz with every big event. Want to keep track of the trends in real-time?…

Future of Employment in the Decade Ahead

NPR shows projected employment changes from 2008 to 2018. Large circles represent major employment sectors and are sized by current employment numbers. Smaller circles are…

Beatles Music in Infographics

I'm sure a lot of you love The Beatles. I'm not a huge fan myself, but for those who are, you will love these graphics…

The 2009 Feltron Annual Report – OCD Made Sexy

Nicholas Felton's personal annual report on his life is now up. For those not in the know, Felton makes this report every year based on…

Engineer’s Guide to Drinks

Seeing as the weekend is just about here, I'm sure many of you can find a use for this guide. It's drink recipes hand-drawn like…

Crayola Crayon Colors Multiply Like Rabbits

In 1903, Crayola had eight colors in its standard package. Today, there are 120, along with special packs like Gem Tones and Silver Swhirls. What…

Need to Escape Jupiter’s Gravitational Pull? Good Luck

Randall of xkcd has been having fun with data visualization lately. In his latest data-ish comic, Randall explores gravity wells. The height of each well…

Even Older Infographics from the 19th Century

Old graphics are awesome. We saw some from the 1930s already. These are even older. Other than the maps, I don't exactly know what I'm…

A Visual History of Loudness in Popular Music

All Things Considered discusses why music sounds worse than it did a few decades ago. Through a practice using compressors, the quiet parts of a…

Charting the Decade

Did we all see this? Phillip Niemeyer of Double Triple pictures the past ten years in this Op-Chart for The New York Times. Each row…

Elastic Lists Celebrates Five Years of Information Aesthetics

In celebration of Information Aesthetics' birthday, Moritz Stefaner of Well-formed Data adapted his elastic lists concept to all five years of infosthetics posts. Each white-bordered…

Virtual Slot Machine Teaches the Logic of Loss

This interactive by Las Vegas Sun describes how in the long run, you're going to lose every single penny when you throw your hard-earned money…

Infographic Coins for International Visitors

You know when you go to another country and have no clue what the coins of the local currency are worth? I always end up…

Should You Get the H1N1 Vaccine?

David McCandless, author of The Visual MIscellaneum, delves into the usefulness of the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine. There was quite a bit of research involved,…

Choose Your Own Adventure – Watch the Stories Unfold (Updated)

Interaction designer Christian Swinehart takes a careful look at the popular Choose Your Own Adventure books from the 1980s. We saw something like this before,…

The Future: Embedding Data in the Everyday

Imagine a world where data becomes the everyday, simply embedded in what you normally do. It's really not far off if you think about it.…

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…