Entries in history (201)
This is partially for fun because I’m excited about the upcoming TRON movie, and partially because this is something you would expect a fan to create and publish. Instead, Disney created this simple TRON: Evolution timeline that explains where most of the TRON video games fit in history (TRON 2.0 is noticeably absent). This is part of the product description page on Amazon.com.
It didn’t have to be complicated, but this timeline quickly and clearly communicates when each of the games takes place in reference to the movies. It also nicely incorporates the design style of the new movie and uses the light cycle trail.
TRON Story Timeline
- The TRON: Evolution video games are the key to unlocking the TRON mythology in between the original 1982 film and the 2010 blockbuster film TRON: Legacy.
- Every game tells a different story of the digital grid and offers a completely unique gameplay experience designed specifically for each platform.
Nicely done Disney. See you on the Grid!
Designed by our friend, Jess Bachman, this one relies heavily on visuals related to the events on the timeline over the last 16 years. A little text heavy for my tastes, but I had forgotten at least half of this stuff that Yahoo! messed up. It’s a little amazing that they’re still as big as they are.
Parties, Costumes, Food, Ghosts, Vampires, Witches, Jack-O-Lanterns…oh my! Halloween is one of the world’s favorite holidays, and The Visual History of Halloween brings all of the diverse history and influences together at last. Estimated as a $6.9 Billion industry today, Halloween is actually the combination of at least six different festivals and celebrations from hundreds (even thousands) of years ago. Click HERE to see the high-resolution version.
InfoNewt (my company) designed this one mainly focused on the historical foundation of Halloween. I’m sure a completely separate timeline could be made just covering the last 100 years of commercializing Halloween, but I tried to stay away from most of that with this one.
This was actually a very fun project, and a perfect topic for an infographic because the information available is so diverse and scattered. Of course, when you talk about history going back this far, there is also disagreement on what really happened. So, I plotted the most commonly accepted events and dates I could find. I had to pull from a handful of different sites to get all of the pieces to fit together.
Ghosts, werewolves and witches have a long history. It’s not until much more recent times that many of the other monsters we relate to Halloween appear. Count Dracula, vampires, Dr. Frankenstein’s monster, The Mummy, Jason and all of the horror movie villains appear in the last 300 years.
My time to complete this project was short, but I believe I captured the most critical events in history. Wouldn’t this make a great poster?
A big thanks to Erick and the team at FrightCatalog.com
A reader put it into Zoom.it, and it looks great!
What do Sigmund Freud, Henry Ford, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Marie Curie have in common? They were great critical thinkers that all made their mark in history! Here’s a chart of some of the top critical thinkers through history. It’s not comprehensive by any means, but see if you agree!
Who else should be on the list?
I think the timeline should go back farther in time, although photos would be a problem. Sun Tzu, Aristotle, Galileo, etc.
Thanks to Matt for sending in the link!
This is a cool infographic timeline, showing the Darwinian Evolution of Microsoft Windows from version 1.0 in 1985 up through the current Windows 7 in 2009. Although it makes for a really tall infographic, I love seeing the visuals of the startup screens and the desktops.
The World Without Apple, from Infographic Labs is a great design. The main feature combines the history of Apple’s products in a timeline with its stock prices and new product introduction prices. Also included are some statistics about the app store and all of the different aspects to Apple’s business.
The AppleGazette team asked us to analyse the complete product timeline and stock value of the Cupertino based company. The result is another stunning graphic, first published at AppleGazette.
Crispian Jago created this great subway map of the top scientists in the last 500 years. Subway Science plots the science celebrities by discipline (subway track), connections where appropriate and the shaded rings in the background show the timeline by century (the outer ring is the 20th century). Sir Isaac Newton crosses 5 lines…either a great multi-tasker or ADHD.
You can see that Crispian has tagged this as DRAFT version 0.37, and he already has a huge number of comments on his Science, Reason and Critical Thinking blog post. I expect there will be revised versions in the future.
Where’s Sheldon Cooper?!?
Created by Phil Laver, the Planet of the Apes Timeline of Events covers events across all five of the movies.
The facts and dates recorded here are only those that are generally accepted by POTA statisticians. No reference to the comics or graphic novels have been given as these follow a substantially alternative timeline. Tim Burton’s POTA narrative has been similarly ignored.
Phil also had his timeline infographic displayed during an exhibition, you can see a couple photos here.