Archive for the ‘Infographics’ Category




The New York Times have a feature on their website asking readers to submit a word that describes how they are feeling this US election day. They are also asked whom they support, Obama or McCain. Results are displayed graphically with, I assume, the more popular words at the top and in a larger point […]

How to ski


These beautiful pages are from “How to ski by the French method: Emile Allais technic” (1947). Photos and layout was by Pierre Boucher. Emile Allais was a champion French downhill skier and renown instructor who teamed up with Pierre Boucher to make this design classic. Copies of this book go for £300 to £700 in […]

Perhaps after this video there will be a surge of interest in information design as a career? “I Love Charts”, from the SID The Science Kid episode “The Sticker Chart.” Thanks Information Aesthetics for the link.

Urban Mapping have produced a map of New York and Chicago printed with multiple layers that can be viewed separately just by tipping the map back and forth. There is a layer for streets, neigbourhood and for the subway. A fantastic way of increasing the usability of a 2D map. Watch a video about it […]

A few examples of how to bring graphical explanations into the real world. Perhaps this sort of application can communicate to even more people because it is less “nerdy” and more approachable. The first is called TerraForm and is a short film by Johannes Brückner which simply describes globalization and the challenges it creates for […]

BMX Bandits


Thanks to the LA Times’ graphics department I now know that BMX riding makes its Olympic debut this year. Cool. Off to watch BMX Bandits now to get in the mood… There’s more of the graphic at the Times’ site.

Tour de Bondi


I have been watching the Tour de France these past few weeks and wanted to put the mammoth climbs these men accomplish into context. For example, yesterday’s stage was a total distance was about 135km with the highest climb at an elevation of 2,802m above sea level – a spectacular scene if you feel like […]

If I was in New York I definitely be going to see an exhibition at the Whitney on one of my favourite design visionaries, Buckminster Fuller. I first came across Buckminster Fuller when designing a newspaper for the Sydney Olympics in 2000 for Fairfax Publications (publisher of the Sydney Morning Herald). As part of the […]

Fashion police


The chief of police in Flint Michigan has announced that his officers will start arresting people wearing saggy pants that expose boxer shorts or bare bottoms. Reckon they’d have a field day at Billy Blue… Original story from the CR Blog and graphic by the Detroit Free Press. In news closer to home, the Federal […]


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