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Growth of the basketball uniform

In the 1960s, the basketball uniform was about small, tight shorts and form-fitting tank top. It's grown longer since then. Andrew Bergmann sifted through the archives and illustrated the changes…

Pulp Fiction presented in chronological order

Smith hopes to put it print. Currently in Kickstarter mode.…

Bourdieu’s Food Space chart, from fast food to French Laundry

In Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste from 1979 is a chart that shows the taste of food against economic capital and cultural capital. Gastronomica…

Spaceships drawn to scale

Molecular astrophysicist Invader Xan drew spaceships, real and fictional, to scale. This, my friends, is an image showing several of the most notable spacecraft we plucky human beings have created…

Working in America over the decades

Information visualization firm Periscopic, in collaboration with GE, explores the makeup of the American workforce, from 1960 to present. Jobs are definitely a top of mind subject. Did you know…

Fat and calories depicted in food pictures

You would think that fat content and calorie counts would be straightforward by now, but serving size mucks it all up. It's like, "Great, this ice cream is only 200…

Overfishing visually explained

As part of their mission to reform destructive fishing practices, Ocean2012 explains the risk of catching too much fish, in motion graphics. I like the pixelated aesthetic. See also Nigel…

How a Virus Changes the World

From Take Part, a short video on how a virus spreads and its possible global effects. Apparently one million deaths could be prevented every year if people would just wash…

Walt Disney: Story of Menstruation

A previously banned Disney cartoon on menstruation. So informative. [Thanks, Kevin]…

Which nations consume the most water?

This Scientific American article by Mark Fischetti and infographic by Jen Christiansen detail the consumption of water usage throughout the world. Jen used a Sankey diagram to show the top…

Good use of pie charts

This Wall Street Journal graphic shows who's selling (or sold) a percentage of their Facebook stocks and who's holding steady. This graphic is the perfect example of why I'm a…

Is the filibuster unconstitutional?

Washington Post's Ezra Klein busts on the filibuster. Gone are the days of Mr. Smith when invoking the filibuster was seen to serve a greater purpose. The filibuster has its…

ITP Spring Show: Iraq war and diabetes visualizations

Yesterday I visited the ever popular NYU ITP bi-annual show which is a showcase of the students' experimental and ingenious interactive work. I stopped to talk to data visualization student…

Gay rights in the United States, by state

Gay rights vary across states and by region. The Guardian US interactive team does their research and shows this variance, covering several issues, from school to marriage. Segmented concentric circles…

Titanic infographics from 1912

With the Titanic anniversary this year, Chiqui Esteban dug up graphics back from the time of the event. This one showing the time to cross the Atlantic is the best.…

Under the Sea, Under the Sea

In usual xkcd fashion, Randall Munroe plots the depths of lakes and oceans, including "mysterious door which James Cameron built his sub to reach and open."…

Conducting Demystified

The New York Times, in collaboration with the New York University Movement Lab, explains music conducting in this beautifully produced video. It's part interview with Alan Gilbert, music director of…

Inception Explained in Animated Infographic

Designer Matt Dempsey explains the storyline of Inception in this fun experiment. There were a few flowcharts that came out when the movie did, including one from Christopher Nolan, but…

Spotlight on movie profitability

Movies are a curious business. There a variety of forces that encourage people to pay for a movie ticket with an ever-increasing cost, one of those being the aggregate ratings…

Difference between weather and climate explained

The difference: In this animated short, the relationship between trend and variation are explained with an excellent analogy to a man walking his dog. There is much more variation in…

Point guard fundamentals of Jeremy Lin

You knew this was coming, right? The New York Times describes the point guard fundamentals — dribble penetration, ball screen, and isolation — of Jeremy Lin in this animated Linfographic.…

Urine color chart

A Boy Scout is always prepared. See also: Bristol stool chart.…