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February 15, 2007 7:23 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find some great infographics?

I'm trying to find well-designed infographics/infoporn/data visualization that are either humorous, informative, or just interesting. I'm specifically looking for pictures (ie static, not interactive) and preferably ones large enough to easily print at poster-size. I don't really have a preference for topic or subject matter.
posted by god particle to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
You could have a look through information aesthetics and, both have loads of good stuff.
posted by MetaMonkey at 7:38 AM on February 15, 2007 [2 favorites]

US states shown with the name of the country to which their GDP best matches

Where the money is.

Digg Swarm

The top 10 presentations ever

Urbanisation of humanity over time.

Internet Speed Test

The Linux Kernel

Find how far light has travelled since your birth

Visualise your dreams.

The solar system to scale.

Golden Gate Bridge Suicides.

Presentation Zen

How authors are related to each other.

Computerised chess opponent that shows its 'thinking'

The English language classified by the colour of tagged photos

Graphic Design Based on Tufte's Principals

Map of sexual relationships in a high school.

What if?
posted by rongorongo at 7:51 AM on February 15, 2007 [5 favorites]

I haven't read them, but from what I hear Edward Tufte's books are the bee's knees for visually communicating information.
posted by revgeorge at 8:35 AM on February 15, 2007

The Nixlog Infographics blog.

Website of Edward Tufte, patron saint of infographics.
posted by adamrice at 8:37 AM on February 15, 2007

posted by jtajta at 9:01 AM on February 15, 2007 [1 favorite]

seconding Edward Tufte.
posted by krautland at 9:08 AM on February 15, 2007

This map is a totally awesome infographic.

The Powers of Ten poster is also cool.

I have a thing for the nytimes infographics, too. One of my favorites was the image of all the places space shuttles have been hit by debris.
posted by that girl at 9:15 AM on February 15, 2007

This blog is dedicated to interesting examples of data visualisation. I have it on my Google Reader because some fantastic and interesting things pop up on there.
posted by mikshir at 9:41 AM on February 15, 2007

Tons of weird maps, my pick would be the Eisenhower Interstate System (second post down currently). They also link to a lot of other nice map places, e.g. Library of Congress where you can get large versions.
posted by anaelith at 12:59 PM on February 15, 2007 [1 favorite]

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