Best infographics in the news

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

The annual Malofiej Awards is the big one for infographics in the news. The 25th one just passed, and you can browse all the winners here. There’s a lot of great work that you should associate with infographics — and not the spammy stuff that fills my inbox.

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Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.