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The World of Seinfeld

After yesterday's weirdness, I'm in the mood for something light. The show about nothing lasted nine seasons, during which Jerry, George, Kramer, and Elaine interacted…

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…

Total Eclipse of the Heart (Flowchart)

Jeannie Harrell takes Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler, and puts it in flowchart form. Yes, you guessed it. It's Friday. And what…

How Does the Internet See You? – Personas From MIT Media

I Google myself every now and then. Everyone does. I don't know why people act like it's all weird to do it. We're all interested…

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…

Detailed View of the Kennedy Family Tree

As far back as I can remember there's always been a mystique around the Kennedy family. It's almost like if you bear the Kennedy name,…

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…

Mapping the Growth of the Internet – What Do You Think?

I, uh, well. Hmm. Yeah. New Scientist recently compiled a list of visualizations exploring the growth of the Internet. Here they are in no particular…

Map/Territory Shows Augmented Reality of the Future

Map/Territory, by designer Timo Arnall, is a concept video of what it might be like to interact with a map embedded in real life -…

What DC Metro Routes are Most Common?

Greater Greater Washington maps rider flow for the DC Metro. As you might guess, the thicker the path, the greater the estimated number of riders…

Religious Geography of the United States

The U.S. Census Bureau doesn't ask questions about religion because of political issues involving separation of church and state, so we don't always get a…

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…

Pepsi and Coca-Cola Logo Design Over the Past Hundred Years

There have actually been some subtle changes in the Coca-Cola logo but not nearly as dramatic as the Pepsi logos. I personally think the new…

Mapping Crime in Oxford Over Time

Mentorn Media and Cimex Media, on behalf of BBC, explore crime patterns in Oxford over time. In a map, that I am happy to see…

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…

How People in America Spend Their Day

From Shan Carter, Amanda Cox, Kevin Quealy, and Amy Schoenfeld of The New York Times is this new interactive stacked time series on how different…

What Britain Has Eaten the Past Three Decades

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) keeps an archive of what British citizens have consumed over the years. The Times Online, in…

Track Presidential Approval Ratings and Compare to Past

From William Couch, Kristen Novak, Michelle Price and Joshua Hatch of USA Today, this tracker tool lets you compare ratings of past current and past…

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…

Watch the Ebb and Flow of Melbourne Trains

Similar to other visualizations showing location (e.g. Cabspotting, Britain From Above), this one from Australia-based data visualization group, Flink Labs, shows the ebb and flow…

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…

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…