Check out the other posted infographics while you're there.
"Effing Hail" is a cool web game you play in your browser from Intuition Games! The isometric animation is very reminiscent of the Royskopp video for "Remind Me". You control the wind to hold the hail in the air so it continues to grow in size before releasing it to crush the objects below.
Found on Information Aesthetics and a bunch of Tweets on Twitter!
Great visual ad by Flygbussarna in Sweden! Combining a physical construction of a bus made out of cars on the side of the road, a live webcam, and live infographic information on the website!
Every day thousands of cars are driven to and from Swedish airports. Every car holds only 1,2 persons on average which is to be compared with the Airport Coach that takes over 50. Needless to say, this makes no sense whatsoever from an environmental standpoint. To highlight this, an enormous bus was built out of 50 cars on the side of the highway to the airport. On the website, a live camera not only shows the installation 24/7 but also analyses the image and tracks each and every car going by. This data is then being used to highlight just how much emission we could save just by going by bus instead.
Thanks to @yplim on Twitter!
Good infographic from the New Scientist showing how many years we have left of our key natural resources. Essentially these are basic bar and pie charts, but dressed up to make the overall graphic more compelling. The message is still clear though, and the author gets his point across very strongly.
This comes from a 2007 article in the New Scientist called "Earth's Natural Wealth: an Audit" that include two more infographics as well. The first is a map of where in the world are these natural resources are.
The next is a bubble graphic showing the scale of how much of each resource an average American will consume during their lifetime.
The Source listed on the first infographic: Armin Reller, University of Augsburg, Tom Graedel, Yale University
Found on FlowingData.com and numerous Twitter references. Thanks Nathan.
Awesome sphere that you step into and become completely immersed in visual data! I can't wait for one of these to be available for the public to experience. Great TEDTalks video.
JoAnn Kuchera-Morin demos the AlloSphere, a new way to see, hear and interpret scientific data. Dive into the brain, feel electron spin, hear the music of the elements ... and detect previously unseen patterns that could lead to new discoveries.
The History of Beer was published on Manolith.com. I like the twist on a timeline infographic. First, it's vertical instead of horizontal. Then, it's actually four timelines in one highlighting different events in Science, Religion, Literature and Facts using the four colored tracks.
Check out some of the original sketches and story on Dan's blog.
I certainly don't remember having 40% of my budget as "discretionary" when I was in college!
This is from the Westwood College website, but I don't see a specific creator listed.
From Chris Watson (visualthinkmap.ning.com), comes Volume 2 of the online magazine "Visualisation" featuring many different infographics from around the world. They all use circles as the focus of their images, and Chris has done a fantastic job putting these together. Included are some interviews with the infographic authors and high-res version of the images.
Great work Chris!
Not sure if this Honda Ad is truly "infographics", but it's close. It sounds like Garrison Keillor from "A Prairie Home Companion" doing the narration.
Found on SloshSpot.com, a U.S. map showing breweries per capita by state. Drink up!