A map of America, with census data represented as a dot.
Just in case you weren’t yet feeling humble in 2013, here’s what you look like as a tiny dot in America.
Mapping Truth and Deception.
Taking cues from topographical maps, this designer attempted to map the complexities of how we bend the truth.
Redrawn maps based on election information such as: Electoral votes, Campaign spending and Popular Vote.
Great use of infographics and art for this cover.
- currently writing a paragraph in my dissertation about this, Churchill loathed them, Obama embraces them and David Cameron has hired one full time.
For this week’s cover story on the “facts” disseminating from both political campaigns, we wanted to capture the sense of being overwhelmed by often contradictory statements in a visual way.
The challenge of creating the typographical portrait (or calligram) of Obama and Romney fell to artist Dylan Roscover, a 22-year-old animator and graphic designer based in Los Angeles. Using statements from the candidates, the campaigns, ads and their supporters, Dylan spent 40 hours painstakingly crafting the cover artwork.
In Dylan’s words:
“The fonts I used are from one of my favorite foundries, Hoefler & Frere-Jones. Sentinel and Mercury define Romney, and Verlag and Archer define Obama. These fonts are very similar to the ones used in their political campaigns. Having grown up in the middle of the digital revolution, I sense a certain lack of patience toward digital work. Instant gratification is more prevalent than ever, and the attitude seems to be that faster is better. Calligram design, like any mosaic form, is inherently slow, even digitally. It’s something that requires an immense amount of patience and dedication, especially to be done well. To me, there are no shortcuts to great work—you need to put in the time somehow. People often ask me, ‘How did you do that?’ The simple fact is, you just have to sit down, start setting type and don’t stop.”
Dylan wasn’t the only one who logged extra hours on this cover. Check out the first round of corrections (above), courtesy of our intrepid copy desk.
— D.W. Pine and Skye Gurney
Seems strangely accurate, and surprisingly middle of the road.
Seems that Obama and Romney should give up on the Angry Birds vote—looks like the Angry Birds and Farmville crowd are too busy planting crops and flinging boomerang birds to worry about Seamus Romney or voting.
the horror, the horror.
Love the Hitchcock’s Vertigo inspired design on this one.
Love the use of infographics to tackle things less quantitative than data.
New flexible identity that uses real time meteorological data to change the visual element of the logo. This abstracts the information into an infographic that upon first look appears to be randomly generated.
I wonder if it is too abstract to be useful, or even if that was the point? They have included the temperature and wind speed and direction below their name to make it more helpful. I encourage you to click through to the chart and example of the dynamic logo.
Fantastic identity for the Nordkyn peninsula. Via Where the Cold Wind Blows - Brand New
The visual identity is based on two main ingredients; our newly developed payoff, “Where nature rules,” and weather statistics from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. A feed of weather statistics affects the logo to change when the direction of the wind or the temperature changes. On the website, the logo updates every five minutes. We developed a logo generator where Visit Nordkyn can download their logo to the exact weather conditions of that particular moment. Nordkyn is truly a place where nature rules, even over the visual identity. Neue Project Description
Found via onesevenone.
Truly amazing infographic from Channel 4 allowing you to see via a flash interface how the population they asked responded to a series of intimate questions about their sexual practices. What is amazing about this interface is it’s ability to be so specific (age, location, mobile phone) with a respondent, yet have it still be completely anonymous. By selecting an individual you can see their answers all at once, or track them during the following questions.
This is a great use of Flash for infographic representations in a time when there are increasingly less Flash based applications popping up on the web.
Beautiful, yet slightly terrifying infograhphic about china’s influence.
China has been steadily increasing its foreign investments outside of bonds in recent years. Between 2005 and 2010, it made more than $224 billion in overseas investments and also entered into engineering and construction contracts of more than $94 billion, according to data compiled by The Heritage Foundation.
(NPR Series: China: Beyond Borders)
I really enjoy this staged photo chart. It is a clever response to the Danish/Muslim controversy of a few years ago.
The project deals with data from a list of the social related interests of the Danish people. The list is the result of an opinion poll from a major consultancy company in Denmark.
Some great infographics in here.
Using Google books as a dataset is a clever idea. I wonder if they have tools to extrapolate the data, or if it’s just search criteria.
Taking the He/She route cleverly illustrates the gender paradigm of literature. The elegant lines show that by having gaps in the lines, however it’s difficult to take away any statement from the work. Perhaps that is the non-biased nature of the work.
Chris Harrison, a Ph.D. student in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon, created an infographic of how “he” and “she” are used in Google’s digital books archive, which contains 200 years worth of published material. The graph shows the 120 most common words used after “he” and “she,” ordered in decreasing frequency.