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Fri 16.3.

Friday Food For Thought: Complexity of Facts & Figures, visualised

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 16.03.2012 - Tagged as: , ,

The Very Many Varieties of Beer poster, design: Ben Gibson, Patrick Mulligan (Pop Chart Lab)

Detailed statistics, rankings, facts and figures can all prove difficult to decipher when presented in a format of good old spreadsheet, not to mention the uninspiring appearance of an endless tabulation bursting with untold letters and digits. And while they might be crucial when it comes to totalling up a budget or expenses, it is not much fun to spend hours examining uniform, grid charts when reading a magazine or newspaper. Now, to celebrate the richness, diversity, complexity and sometimes, utmost simplicity, Taschen has released a book which explores the multiplicity of infographics. Here, we share some of the intriguing and undoubtedly engaging extracts from ‘Information Graphics‘, which we have come across earlier today during our diurnal lecture of the Guardian.

On Hold Hold on. Project Info: Mark, magazine article, 2009; Design: Theo Deutinger, Barbara Weingartner

Mission(s) to Mars. Project Info: IEEE Spectrum, magazine article, 2009; Design: Bryan Christie, Joe Lertola, Art Direction: Mark Montgomery, Michael Solita

This Table of Universal History; Eug. Pick, 1858 Paris

Population of America; Irving Geis, ca. 1940 © Sandy Geis

Human metabolism; Fritz Kahn. Stuttgart 1926 © von Debschitz

This is Indexed; Design: Jessica Hagy

A blend of the sound specters form sonar and whale song; Design: Torgeir Husevaag

"The Growing E-Waste Situation", GOOD, website; Design: Andrew Effendy (Column Five Media), Art Direction: Ross Crooks

Exposed to Dungeons & Dragons Early in Life. "Geek Love", The New York Times; design: Sam Potts. Art Direction: Brian Rea

The Very Many Varieties of Beer poster, design: Ben Gibson, Patrick Mulligan (Pop Chart Lab)

to the Guardian’s Infographics old and new: top data visualisations, in pictures article


to the Taschen website