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.

Visualisations and infographics 1

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

Visualisations and infographics 2

Another one from the NYTimes, this one shows the fatalities of a year in Iraq. The NYTimes has alot of really nice infographics. Alot.

Visualisations and infographics 3

The black holes of the internet. Very nice.

Visualisations and infographics 4

The Economist has an infographic about how the world consumes petrol per day.

Visualisations and infographics 5

A series of infographics created by Clarence Larkin using biblical data to explain various religious concepts.

Visualisations and infographics 6

Interactive infographic on showing the generosity of countries who give aid to charity around the world.

Visualisations and infographics 7

Another religous visualisation, this time by Chris Harrison.

Visualisations and infographics 8

An American Self Portrait by Chris Jordan uses photo compositions to depict statistical goings on in everyday America.

Visualisations and infographics 9

Death and Taxes shows the allocation of federal taxes in the US to it’s divisions and organisations who claim over $200m annually.

Visualisations and infographics 10

Dugg Analytics uses the DiggAPI to visualise a bunch of different data from

Visualisations and infographics 11

Eskimoblood has a pretty nice visualisation of Flickr group members built with Processing.

Visualisations and infographics 12

RadicalCartography shows a map of the crops in the US.

Visualisations and infographics 13

BillyBob has a nice little chart of what happened during a 30 minute CNN broadcast.

Visualisations and infographics 14

I love these static relationship visualisations by Mark Lombardi.

Visualisations and infographics 15

Tuur Van Balen has a nice visualisation project where actual items are mapped onto a plan of a city.

Visualisations and infographics 16

Skin colour map of the world. Simple but nice.

Visualisations and infographics 17

Another visualisation from the NYTimes, this one shows the profitability of movies at the box office.

Visualisations and infographics 18

Presidential Watch ‘08 has a nice map of political blogs and how they link to one another.

Visualisations and infographics 19

Ian Dapot visualises The Force of Things by author relationships and ideas.

Visualisations and infographics 20

And lastly, a nice little pyramid/hierarchy of zombie needs.

Other data visualisation finds


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    Authored by ulises
    Posted March 25, 2008 at 9:06 am | Comment Permalink


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    Authored by Susanne
    Posted April 9, 2008 at 7:47 am | Comment Permalink

    I really enjoy these designs - they’re simple, beautiful and yet packed with information.

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    Authored by Dave
    Posted April 14, 2008 at 10:59 pm | Comment Permalink

    Yeah there’s alot of information in these examples. Very inspirational I thought.

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    Authored by Annette
    Posted May 16, 2008 at 11:25 pm | Comment Permalink

    Thanks for this wonderful compilation!

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    Authored by Wednesday
    Posted May 17, 2008 at 9:46 pm | Comment Permalink

    Problem with the internet map one, which I saw a while back, is that it doesn’t properly map the oceans. In reality there are just a few pipes across the various oceans (making them de facto black holes, there being only water there).

    I suppose it wouldn’t make their point as well, but it really gives people a false idea of what the actual world of internet connections looks like.

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    Posted January 7, 2009 at 8:19 pm | Comment Permalink

    Thanks for this wonderful compilation! There’s alot of information in these examples. They are very inspirational.I really enjoy these designs - they’re simple, beautiful and yet packed with information.
    Thank you! Keep up your work!

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