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Political Assassinations in the 21st Century

Thursday 04.14.2011 , Posted by

Assassination is defined as “murdering a usually prominent person by sudden or secret attack often for political reasons.” As this graphic clearly shows, the dawning 21st century is hardly immune from this violent means of influence, tactics being everything from gun violence to radioactive poisoning. Illustrating some notable murders since the year 2000, this map also highlights countries that have seen political assassination as an annual event.
Infographic by Column Five for Good.is

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Visual Bits #30 > Tower of Stitches

Friday 03.25.2011 , Posted by


Your daily links after the jump! [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #29 > Get Your Kicks

Thursday 03.24.2011 , Posted by


Strap on your shoes, more links after the jump! [Read more...]

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A Typographical Map of the World

Friday 03.11.2011 , Posted by

Shaping a squeaky clean map of the world using just place names to define boundaries, Chartis Graphein’s poster over at Design Ahoy is really well done. The letterpress print has embossed longitude and latitude lines, adding to the many subtle details of the surprisingly information rich map. It’s the perfect way to memorize all those places you’ve been dying to visit. Find the 20 by 29 inch print available through Design Ahoy’s Etsy store.

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Breaking Chains: North Africans Rise Up Together

Monday 02.28.2011 , Posted by

With protesters in Egypt still filling the streets, fighting in many Libyan cities and much of northern Africa in some state of upheaval, Visual News artist Robbie Douglas was inspired to create a pencil drawing, titled Breaking Chains, that illuminates the situation and it’s vast scale. [Read more...]

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So You Still Think the Internet is Free?

Monday 02.21.2011 , Posted by

If you still think the Internet is free, un-policed and safe from being turned off, think again. With the recent shut down of Egypt’s Internet amidst the countries mass riots, the sobering idea that our Internet world is more fragile than expected becomes more apparent each day. In the case of Egypt, the Internet was almost entirely shut down in only a matter of hours as this analysis by Ars Technica explains. These 4 informative infographics from yuxiyou.net put the current state of freedom on the net in perspective:
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The Most Popular Surnames in the US by Area

Monday 01.24.2011 , Posted by


Whether they be Smith’s, Kelly’s, Garcia’s, Lee’s or Leblanc’s, America is truly a melting pot of cultures. Showing the most prolific surnames in the country, National Geographic has put out an interactive map showing the distribution, quantity and origin of last names in different regions. To see what names hit the top of the list in your area, see the map at ngm.nationalgeographic.com
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America’s Surprising Knowledge of Geography

Friday 01.21.2011 , Posted by

In an attempt to show how woeful the average Americans knowledge of world geography is, brilliant comic Randall Munroe of xkcd.com randomly selected some Americans to interview as they walking home one night. When he asked them to fill him in on their understanding of the world, the results were surprising. [Read more...]

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The U.S. Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine

Wednesday 12.22.2010 , Posted by

With the Census now complete and the counts for each state finalized, now is the time to divide the seats in the House of Representatives among the 50 states. In a process called apportionment, the seats are divided based on the population figures from each state. Through the animation below, the U.S. Census Bureau explains how apportionment works and how the apportionment formula is applied to ensure equal representation for all, just as the constitution originally dictated.

Growing alongside the US population, which currently sits at 308,745,538 people, the number of seats in the House has increased from 65 Representatives in 1787 to it’s current number of 435, set in 1913.

To view the history of apportionment and population through the last century, be sure to check out the highly detailed interactive map widget after the video.
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VINTAGE MAP OF ITALY (1934)

Tuesday 07.27.2010 , Posted by

Good thing it has the size comparison to Connecticut at the bottom in the key.

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