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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 I am sure there is…

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 in unemployment rate by industry…

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 market value of this country's…

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, but that's what you get…

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 in the number of people…

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.…

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 year's festival is September 24-26.…

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 "personality." To hear them tell…

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 plot are drinks low in…

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 bluetooth headset. Rule number 52…

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 points where you have to…

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 and FlowingData's, but maybe I'm…

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 and women said from 2007…

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 infographic video (below), produced by…

Suicides by Location on the Golden Gate Bridge

This graphic from SF Gate is a good four years old, well before I knew what an infographic was, but just because it's old doesn't mean it's not interesting. Here…

Gauge Your Distraction While You Text and Drive in the Distracted Driving Game

From Gabriel Dance, Tom Jackson, and Aaron Pilhofer of the New York Times is this game to gauge your distraction while you're texting on the road. Yes. It's fun AND…

Death and Taxes Poster 2010 – 50% Off for FlowingData Readers

Jess Bachman of WallStats just released his annual Death and Taxes Poster for 2010. For those unfamiliar, the poster is a graphical breakdown of the United States federal budget.…

Comparing the Human and Chimpanzee Genomes

As part of the Explore Evolution exhibit at the University of Nebraska State Museum, Judy Diamond displays a segment of the human genome in line with that of the chimpanzee…

Why Are Cheap Airlines So Cheap?

5W Graphics, whose work you've seen by now, compares lower-cost airlines to "regular" airlines. The infographic is from the Spain group, so the focus is on Eurpoean airlines. Apparently the…

How Does the Average Consumer Spend His Money?

Add another graphic to the list of ways to show consumer spending. Visual Economics displays data from the most recent spending survey (April 2009) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.…

Religious Teachings On Sex

This graphic on religious teachings and sex is making the social media rounds. The source is questionable and the design is a little iffy, but oh what the heck, it's…

Is the Economy Getting Ready to Turn Around?

Is the economy going to turn around any time soon? How does this economic swing compare to previous cycles? Amanda Cox et al of the New York Times explores these…