Graphics by Roberto Rovira, RLA, with assistance from landscape designer Kelly Woodward. Roberto is Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at Florida International University (www.fiu.edu/~soa) and Senior Landscape Architect consultant for ArquitectonicaGEO (www.arquitectonicageo.com), a Miami-based landscape and planning firm. He led GEO's design team and developed the concepts for 'Hudson Square Prints Green!', a proposal for a 30-block New York City district on Manhattan's West Side, adjacent to the Hudson River.
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Here's a classic from 1823! It a hand drawn infographic titled "Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers of The World" by WR Gardner. The high resolution image is on Flickr, but the post about the image is on bibliodyssey.blogspot.com.
This one makes a great poster! Thanks Roi for sharing in the comments.
New Death and Taxes infographic for 2009! Interactive viewer let's you zoom in to see all of the details.
"Death and Taxes:2009" is a representational poster of the federal discretionary budget; the amount of money that is spent at the discretion of your elected representatives in Congress. Basically, your federal income taxes. The data is from the President's budget request for 2009. It will be debated, amended, and approved by Congress by October 1st to begin the fiscal year.The Death and Taxes poster from 2007 was my initial post on Cool Infographics, so I'm very excited to see this update. Now the 2009 version is available to purchase as a poster here.
The poster provides a uniquely revealing look at our national priorities, that fluctuate yearly, according to the wishes of the President, the power of Congress, and the will of the people. If you pay taxes, then you have paid for a small part of everything in the poster.
So VizThink Europe was this last weekend, and I came across this infographic ad in Fast Company magazine. The next VizThink in the U.S. is coming up quickly. February 22-25 in San Jose, CA.
Again, my friends at VizThink have created a discount code that I can offer to the readers of Cool Infographics! Use the code BCRK01 to get $100 off of the standard registration price!
Special thanks to Ryan and the gang at VizThink!
$100 Off regular admission
DISCOUNT CODE: BCRK01
Watercube, is a new book by Ethel Baraona Pohl. The book is about the National Aquatics Centre built in Beijing for the 2008 Olympics, and has some cool infographics inside. Some of the graphics were contributed by architect César Reyes Nájera. A review of the book can be found here on www.v2com.biz
WATERCUBE: The Book is a complete monographic publication about the National Swimming Center for the Beijing Olympics 2008. With an exhaustive description about the Watercube we present a detailed study of the project. The book makes an holistic approach to the project that starts with a brief description of urban and social changes that China has been experienced in the last decade. These facts have encouraged the construction boom that made possible these kind of projects occur in cities like Beijing.
This page is one of the years of the timeline leading up to the construction of the Watercube.
Here you can buy Watercube, by Ethel Baraona Pohl, on Amazon.com.
Special thanks to Ethel for sharing the images from her book, and allowing me to post them on Cool Infographics!
From GOOD magazine, they created an infographic video about Vampire Energy, all of the energy used by electronics in your house while you are not actively using them. The chart itself from the magazine is fairly simple chart, but I really like it. It's effective getting the message across with simple graphics.
Josef Müller-Brockmann was a Swiss graphic designer and teacher, mostly recognised for his simple designs and his clean use of typography, notably Helvetica. This visualization is the result of a personal web research about Josef Müller-Brockmann and the international typographical style. It contains 3 key elements: (1) the research of information on the web, (2) chronological information on Josef Muller-Brockmann's life and links to the last part, and finally the last part (3) is composed of a critical article based on information found online. The project is in french.Thanks to Filipe for sending in the link!
This may cross the lines between infographics, advertising and art, but I really liked these advertising posters. They're real subway maps of New York, London and Sydney, with a little artistic twist to add the ear buds.
I found these on Ad Goodness, and they were created by Saatchi & Saatchi.
I know many of my readers would really enjoy the conference VizThink Europe, and the conference is coming up quickly. The Europe version is in Berlin, Germany this year on October 12-14 at Crown Plaza Berlin City Centre.
We'll have lots of opportunities for hands on experiences, learning from industry gurus, and networking with your visual thinking peers. We'll be bringing a few of your favorite facilitators from San Francisco with all new content, plus a whole lot of new facilitators from Europe.The great guys at VizThink have created a discount code for readers of Cool Infographics. Use the code BCRK01 when you register to get €50 ($75-$80 in U.S. dollars these days) off any regular attendance fee (not student, Government or non-profit rates).
If you can get to Berlin (and I have a lot of readers from Europe), you would really get a lot from attending.
Big thanks to the guys at VizThink!