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Infographics

DESIGN
The Infographic Guide to Series
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an infographic is surely worth 10,000. Where words would surely fail, the infographic takes a complicated bounty of data and, in the best cases, succinctly and aesthetically transforms it into an appealing...
DESIGN
Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks
Designing compelling and informative ways to communicate raw data has never been more pertinent. In light of the ceaseless thirst for information brought on by the digital age (along with the multitude of access points for such information) the wealth...
DESIGN
Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies
A few years ago, an unusual map of Africa began gaining traction throughout the internet. It showed that the continent is, in fact, larger than the United States, China, Japan, India and all of Europe combined. This realization surprised the many...
DESIGN
The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2014
After sharing the stunning works of last year's winners, we're pleased to announce this year's call for entries at the third annual Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Co-founder David McCandless (himself a data visualizer) recognized the importance...
CULTURE
Image of the Studio: A Portrait of New York City Graphic Design
From the number of house plants to the amount of music played and what type, the new exhibition "Image of the Studio: A Portrait of New York City Graphic Design" showcases a fastidious breakdown of the environments in which 75 of the Big Apple's...
DESIGN
Information is Beautiful Awards 2013
We've been slammed with facts, statistics and reports for as long as we've known how to ingest and interpret them. There's a reason why infographics have surged in popularity and been mobilized by the news media; no trick can plant a fact more firmly...
DESIGN
If the World Were a Village of 100 People
Breaking down the statistics among earth's entire population in a digestible form is not a simple task—which is why we were so enlightened by the infographic series "If the World Were a Village of 100 People," which was scouted by our friend...
TRAVEL
FoundersCard
Advertorial Content: As a small business we know all about the challenges that come along with expenses and budgeting. Tools like FoundersCard, a membership service for entrepreneurs that helps smooth out these problems, play an important part in...
TECH
Partly Cloudy
From the creative minds at Raureif comes Partly Cloudy, a new weather app designed for those who have a penchant for both design and numbers. While many recent apps in the weather genre tend to favor minimal design over crowded dew point variables...
DESIGN
Data.Anatomy [Civic]
Derived from the data set of the latest Honda Civic model, the new sonic and visual installation by the Paris-based Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, "data.anatomy [civic]" was unveiled last week at the stunning post-industrial venue Kraftwerk Berlin...
DESIGN
Reading Architecture: A Visual Lexicon
The comprehensive language of architecture has been mastered by only a select few. While many of us may have a basic grasp from that freshman survey course, most would be hard-pressed to identify the difference between Roman and Greek doric columns...
DESIGN
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Bike Fixtation If you've ever ended up stranded in the city with a flat tire, you'll find the new Bike Fixtation kiosks helpful. The self-service stations are open extended hours for bicyclists in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan areas...
TECH
Our Choice
Based on a fantastic user interface designed by Our Choice" has been reinvigorated for the iPad as an app that launches today. We previewed the new version, produced by Rodale and Melcher Media, which lays out Gore's take on the looming global climate...
TECH
Daytum iPhone App
To keep better tabs on all those New Year's resolution pounds you promised to lose or miles you want to run, Daytum's new iPhone app offers their personal data tracking service in a concise mobile form. Daytum allows you to document your life one...
CULTURE
My Story, My Goal
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals—the ambitious list of global objectives put together by world leaders in September of 2000—have just five years until the deadline and are seriously behind schedule. With pie-in-the-sky...
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