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Vintage Infographic: Napoleon’s Tragic Russian March

Thursday 09.27.2012 , Posted by

When it comes to tragic military events, few would rate worse than the French invasion of Russia in 1812. A disastrous combination of situations resulted in the once powerful Grande Armée being reduced from nearly half a million strong, to a shockingly small 10,000 following their retreat. This vintage information graphic detailing the event was created by Charles Joseph Minard in 1869. It is an early masterpiece of good design. [Read more...]

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Creating Graphics for the New York Times

Wednesday 02.02.2011 , Posted by

What is the most effective, clear way to share information? For many today, the answer is infographics. In this short interview, New York Times Graphics Director Steven Duenes and Graphics Editor Archie Tse discuss what goes into making a good, quick and concise visualization of data and what communicates best to their readers.

For many of the best New York Times infographics on everything from entertainment to social studies, check out their post here.
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The Unpredictability of the iPad: Infographic

Thursday 01.20.2011 , Posted by

Before the release of the Apples iPad, the media world was abuzz with predictions about potential sales… would it hit 2, 3 or 5 million sold? Proving that the success of new technology is hard to judge, not a single outlet, be they professional analysts’ or tech bloggers, predicted the explosive growth of this touch screen wonder.

Based on a TechCrunch story, we bring you a VisualNews exclusive infograph. Click the image below for a full-size view.


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How Graphics are Changing the Way We View Information

Wednesday 01.19.2011 , Posted by

When was the last time you saw a graph get a standing ovation? The people at BBC Newsnight sat down for a conversation with David McCandless, author of both the book (and eponymous blog), Information is Beautiful, as well as Neville Brody (previously of “The Face”,  and founder of the renown Research Studios) Here they discuss the history of sharing statistical information and as well as emergent methods by which information is designed and explained. We’ve come a long way since the simple pie chart.
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