What is a fanboy? offers this hilarious guide that will help you recognize different types of fanboys.

You’ve heard stories about them. You may even have encountered one in the wild. Or in an Internet forum, where they commonly congregate and are notorious for their savage and often ill-thought-out verbal attacks on other fanboys and noobs. You knew you were looking at a fanboy of some kind, but you weren’t sure which kind it was.

Fanboys field guide

Click on image to see full size

Thanks, Randy Krum.

The answer is in the stars

nytimes puzzle graphics
Click on image to see full size

I browsed through my old computer the other day and found this piece. It is the first assignment I worked on when I was an intern at The New York Times in the summer of 2006.

Karakuri are mechanical puzzle boxes created by Akio Kamei, a Japanese puzzle designer. The artist in his own words:

At first I began to create wooden boxes with an idea of a secret box and then looked for a broader meaning. I gave it the name “Karakuri box” (trick box) rather than the secret box. Finally “Karakuri box” (trick box) was born. The trick box which you open yourself, can’t be opened if you don’t enjoy humor. Someone who has no experience with trick boxes and others who have many experiences, toe the same line. Sometimes the knowledge or the experience disturb his trial. I’m usually thinking about how I can deceive people with my puzzles. And so I wonder if my personality has come out in my work.

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is now the size of Jamaica

Gulf of mexico oil spill graphics
Click on image to see full size

Oil & Gas Next Generation recently released this beautiful graphics about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is now 80 miles across and the size of Jamaica, and according to new reports is five times worse than first thought, leaking around 5000 barrels into the sea, as opposed to the 1000 barrels first estimated.

Thanks, Nicolas Ramallo.

Apple Field Guide

Apple Field Guide

The guys over at Column Five Media created this hilarious infographics for Fast Company.

In a future full of iPads, iPhone OS 4, next-gen iPhones, and iPod Touches with cameras (plus whatever Gray Powell leaves at a German beer joint next week), a significant portion of your tech life will likely bear an Apple logo–and keep Steve Jobs in the finest stonewashed jeans regionally available. The question isn’t, “Do you use Apple devices,” but “Which one?” And “Where?” Here’s a cut-out-and-keep cheat sheet.

Via Cool Infographics

How much time do americans spend on elevators? A ton

Elevator time

In a study of building efficiency, the folks at IBM have compiled data based on a survey of 6,486 office workers in 16 U.S. cities. The questions dealt with issues including building security, office temperature, use of alternative energy sources, environmental and conservation issues, and, of course, elevator time. The company organized its elevator results into the graph shown above…

Head over to INFRASTRUCTURIST for other interesting findings.

Thanks, Tiff.

Collection of inspiring infographics videos 4

I haven’t had a chance to look around for interesting graphics video lately, but a few people sent me these, so here comes part 4. Enjoy.

Terms & Conditions
by Jordan Scott, Ana Mendez, Ezra Istiroti and Mediamold
Vancouver Film School (VFS)

Terms & Conditions from Jordan Scott on Vimeo.

Continue reading »

Notable people in the field data visualization

I didn’t realize until recently how small the field of data visualization and information graphics actually is. I have been following the blogs of most people in this list. And even after searching around, I found only a few more.

I have been fortunate to know, work with and learn from many from this list. I hope that one day, I will get to meet with the rest.

If you know of anybody who is not on this list, please let me know.

Updated Jan 5, 2009 – Many thanks to Zachary Forest Johnson from and Tom Carden from Stamen design.

Continue reading »

Page 5 of 7« First...34567