Tag Archives: pictograms

Visualisations and infographics

I’m about to start the third visualisation for my One Week of The Guardian series, and I’ve been looking through my research on static visualisations and infographics research. Some of these visuals are really very beautiful, so I’m about to share. Enjoy.

The NYTimes has a nice clean infographic on what the presidential candidates have raised and spent.

Another […]

Infographics and pictograms, more research

Well I’m getting ready to disect a few pages of statistics and start creating a bunch of pictograms and infographics, and I did what’s probably going to be the last lot of research on the subject.

Destructive spending by liquisoft, via DeviantArt.
Our goal was to design a poster that informed the public of something. Our focus, for this […]

The infographic army squad

I’ve been sifting through pages and pages of statistics lately in order to break them down for another infographic piece based on the war on Iraq. Partly because its a highly controversial subject at the moment, and partly because there are pages and pages of statistics on it.
For example, according to this About.com piece, the U.S. […]

Why represent the news as pictograms and infographics?

The aim of the news is to report on the happenings of a certain subject with as much detail as possible, to be objective and not saturated with statistics, whilst keeping it interesting and readable.
Some news is interesting enough to read, and then you want to know more about it. With other news you can look […]

Headlines with pictograms, part two

More playing with pictograms and headlines today, but trying it on a background related to the headline story for more visual effect. Another story from the Guardian newspaper, this time about a serial killer in Canada. Note to self, must choose happier headline next time.
“Pig farmer jailed for six murders” - The Guardian

Fairly red, pretty dark, kinda gritty.

Headlines with pictograms

Well here’s the first couple of experiments. The headline was taken from the Guardian newspaper on beer consumption in the UK. Only the second part of the headline was used as it had some really great words in it that made for some excellent pictograms.
“Do we think we’ve had enough? Beer sales plunge as Britons stay […]