Infographics World releases one of the most comprehensive graphics of the Gulf oil spill so far. The graphic has a timeline of the event, bar charts and pie charts describing the effects on local industries, a map of the affected areas and an infographics explaining different fix scenarios. The graphic was designed by Carol Zuber-Mallison of ZM Graphics.
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.
Michelle Devereaux created this family tree for Wired magazine in 2005. I know that it is old, but being a Star Wars geek, I have an obligation to propagate it . Although the design is a bit busy, this graphics contains a huge amount of information.
This very pretty print graphics make me feel nostalgic about the old days working for a newspaper. I still love to work with a big canvas that the print offers. I love the way all of the information is presented in one big piece. I donâ€™t have to click, I donâ€™t have to wonder how to use a graphics and I am not afraid of missing a crucial piece of information hidden behind a link. It is sad that fewer and fewer newspapers can afford this kind of graphics. Even online, I see fewer and fewer graphics of this nature. Lately, the industry has been focusing on visualizing big data sets with maps and charts, which is a more cost effective solution.