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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 from designer Michael Deal. The…

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 data he has collected about…

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 schematics to some circuitry system.…

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 happened? Above, from Weather Sealed,…

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 is sized relative to the…

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 looking at (knowing French would…

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 song are made louder and…

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 is a theme, and each…

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 rectangle represents a post, and…

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 into a slot machine. In…

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 with a giant handful of…

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, as there's a crud load…

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, but Swinehart takes it a…

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. We use charts, graphs, and…

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 through 320 pages of original…

Land Mass and Population by Country

From Herald Daily is this giganto view of land mass and population size by country.…

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, has a lot to do…

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 Primer. The horizontal axis is…

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 made to highlight that gap…

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 in perspective.…

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 it's been a lot of…

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.…