Whether painfully hilarious or painfully true, for anyone that’s worked in an agency, this graphic will hit some meaningful stereotypes squarely on the head! What do accountants, art directors, copywriters, developers and the finance department use as their favorite pickup line? What do they have in their top desk drawer? This graphic at The Big Orange Slide, the blog of Grip Limited has those answers and more [Read more...]
With the World Series in full swing, this new graphic by designer Russ Maschmeyer comes in the nick of time for solving heated team rivalries. Using his personally invented (and quite complex) Die Hard Fan Index (DHI), Maschmeyer has figured out just how strongly baseball fans support their team. To come up with a meaningful number, the index takes into account ticket prices compared to income earned, attendance to stadium capacity and home losses to home games. How did the Rangers and Cardinals fair on this creative comparison [Read more...]
Although Halloween is a party for much of the world, in many cultures around the globe ghostly superstitions are taken very seriously. This graphic, created in a collaboration between Column Five and Credit Sesame, details 11 ways that people build their homes to keep spirits away, from tiny houses specifically for the etherial inhabitants, to doors for them to exit [Read more...]
How do we spread the word about the massive wealth disparity in the US? This incredibly cool idea uses infographics stamped on dollar bills (one of the very items in hot discussion by the Occupy Wall Street movement) to quickly communicate jaw dropping facts to the country at large. Occupy George, the creators of the stamps, have open-sourced all the design giving citizens access to images for making your own rubber stamps. For those who don’t have easy access to a stamp making company, they’ve also created a set of printable dollar bills complete with graphics. Head over to Occupy George soon to get your greenbacks working for the people! [Read more...]
We all want to make the world a better place, and one of the best ways is with your fork. Next time you hit the grocery market you’ll have two ethical food choices: buying local or buying fair trade. These two philosophies of how we acquire our food both have their benefits and drawbacks so Column Five along with Ethical Ocean put together this excellent graphic to help guide your decision. Tasty [Read more...]
How do you map the path from idea to result? Soon to graduate from the Ringling College of Art and Design, self-described ‘experimenter’ Melike Turgut drew the complex curving path towards a well thought out result. His journey is curving and spoken with symbols, yet communicates his process convincingly. Head to meliketurgut.com to see more on this upcoming designers work. [Read more...]
I love this very tasty graphic from Information is Beautiful! Perfect for those of us that don’t feel comfortable ignoring a recipe, they’ve put down an array of flavors that combine well with popular foods from potatoes to oysters. I’m keeping this handy for my next culinary experiment… it’s also available in poster form. Find more creative designs at Information is Beautiful [Read more...]
At the time of writing this post, gold prices sit at $1644 per ounce; an astounding amount many would say have been driven by uncertain economic outlooks around the world and a need for financial security. This graphic looks at the most secure storehouse of gold in America, the U.S. Bullion Depository, commonly referred to as Fort Knox. In the graphic you will find a collection of interesting facts about the huge vault, as well as some of the conspiracy theories circulated about it.
This highly informative and interactive graphic looks at the ups and downs of the successful American companies on the Fortune 500 list, all the way back to 1955. It’s been a wild and exciting ride. Ben Fry, the pieces creator, was inspired to create the graphic when he ran across a huge set of data tracking the famous index: he challenged himself to come up with a way of displaying those 84,000 data points in an easily viewed and navigated interactive piece. We think he did an excellent and informative job.
Tracked in the graphic are: rank on the list, revenue and profit. One interesting thing to notice is the clear effects of recession on some companies profits (as seen in Ford Motors below), while other companies are largely unaffected by the dips of the economy. Head over to Fathom, Fry’s information design company, to get a closer look at the graphic. [Read more...]
Foursquare, the app and web giant designed to help you and your friends keep tabs on each other, is celebrating its one billionth check-in. As self-described “data nerds” and to mark the occasion, they put together this interesting graphic displaying a world map with check-ins throughout the day. Each type of check-in, from food to nightlife is detailed, clearly showing where people prefer to go throughout the day. [Read more...]