A lot of tree maps are gibberish. This one drives home the structural changes in the job market quite clearly. It’s part of Catherine Mulbrandon’s awesome book “An Illustrated Guide to Income in the United States”. I highly recommend her book – whether it’s for the insightful content, or for the 130+ beautiful examples of clean design.
A nice introductory video from PBS with Edward Tufte, Julie Steele, Josh Smith, and Jer Thorp. Every once in a while it’s good to remind yourself of basic principles.
This has been making the rounds. Based on 150,000 geocoded tweets from June 2012 to April 2013, filtered 1st by use of word, and then manually whether it was used in a negative or derogatory fashion.
Obviously this suffers from selection bias as it only includes people who bother to tweet, and those who aren’t ashamed to do it publicly. There’s also the usual population density distortion (last map below), which would be compounded by cell phone coverage out west. So, basically, this is another pretty visualization of social media meta data that doesn’t really mean much of anything. To be honest I’m surprised they only found 150,000 hateful tweets in 11 months. (The author’s FAQ is an interest read)
It’s interesting how popular animated gifs have become again. I guess that even with high speed internet people are a little fed up with player load times and lags. Here GIFs are used to show time lapse satellite images of mankind’s impact on the earth. (google earth link)
The below boxplot shows the length by topic. It could have used a legend to verify, but traditionally, the vertical line is the median, the colored areas are the 1st and third quartiles, the horizontal line is the range of extreme values (1.5x the inter quartile from the upper and lower quartile, and the dots are outliers (greater than 1.5 the inter-quartile range). Make sense? Of course, page length doesn’t actually indicate much of anything… so this whole exercise is pointless – just like most PhDs.
I love symbols and logos. It’s interesting how they change over time to reflect the times, marketing attempts, and mediums.
here are a few more:
I usually don’t post banner infographics anymore (most of them are linkbait), but I liked how this one summarizes the basic concepts of color theory and provides iconic examples. Of course, there is way too much room given to the chakra color nonsense.
The aesthetic aspects of color in design are demonstrated in my friend Mitch’s collage piece of vintage advertisements:
Pretty accurate. Some people just don’t understand that performing at a high level requires some rest periods in between the productivity. Or maybe we really are just lazy – I can’t say for sure.
I am always googling these, so it’s nice to have them all in one place. Of course, they will probably change in a week. Here’s an older one that includes sizes for additional services (google+, twitter, youtube, etc). Anyone know of a permanent repository?
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