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From FloatingSheep.com, this is the Christianity Map that maps the volume of searches related to the different branches of Christianity across the globe. The great cartographers from Floating Sheep published three maps showing the world, the U.S. and Europe.
…discovered patterns that are incredibly clear. Catholics are most visible in much of the Northeast and Canada, with Lutherans taking the Midwest, Baptists the Southeast, and Mormons unsurprisingly taking much of the mountain states. Methodists, interestingly, seem to primarily be most visible in a thin red line between the Southern Baptists and everyone else.
Taking a closer look at Europe, there is a fascinating split between Orthodox Eastern Europe, Protestant Germany, and Catholic everywhere else. In places such as the UK that contain more Protestants than Catholics it is likely that people aren’t using the actual term “Protestant” as a signifier of their religion.
These are a more detailed look specifically at Christianity after some of their earlier work on the Google Geographies of Religion that look at searches for the different figures of religion across the globe.
Created by Kenichi Tanaka for his final thesis project, Japan - The Strange Conutry is an infographic video exploring the statistics about Japan and the Japanese people. Available in both English and Japanese language versions.
The video is now available on YouTube:
What emerged was startling: 26 signs, all drawn in the same style, appeared again and again at numerous sites (see illustration). Admittedly, some of the symbols are pretty basic, like straight lines, circles and triangles, but the fact that many of the more complex designs also appeared in several places hinted to von Petzinger and Nowell that they were meaningful - perhaps even the seeds of written communication.
A group of 26 symbols crops up at Stone Age sites throughout the world – are these the origin of the written word?
Found on Chart Porn
NYTimes.com posted this video by designer Steven Heller called “Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages”. You may not agree with Steven’s opinions on which icons were better than others, but it is fascinating that every city for every olympics has tried to redesign the icons to add their own visual personality (with the exception of Montreal in 1976 that reused the icons from 1972).
Designer Steven Heller traces the evolution of the tiny symbols for each Olympic sport since their appearance in 1936.
The video is now also available on YouTube:
Emily Schwartzman has won the GOOD contest to design an infographic about the earthquake impact to Haiti. A high-resolution version is available on the GOOD site.
We’re proud to announce the winner of our latest infographic contest, where we asked readers to design an infographic about the recent earthquake in Haiti. We at GOOD conferred with Aaron Perry-Zucker of Design for Haiti, and we’ve come to a decision.
Emily Schwartzman—whose graphic, “Aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake,” clearly and concisely depicts both the human toll of the earthquake and the scope of the earthquake itself—is our winner. Schwartzman will take home our prize package, including a GOOD T-shirt and a free subscription. You’ll be able to see her infographic in print in our next issue as well as on the Design for Haiti site.
Excellent job Emily!
The data lends itself surprisingly well to the periodic table format. Horizontal periods correspond closely to the prestige of each event, while vertical series indicate geographic location. Multi-day races are on the left hand side of the chart, one-day events on the right.
Thank Cosmo, via http://cyclocosm.com/periodic_table/
Michael Paukner has created a great infographic, Big Brothers: Satellites Orbiting Earth. Visually showing which countries own all of the space junk currently orbiting Earth (functional, dysfunctional and floating debris). We apparently have Saturn-envy as we attempt to create rings around our planet.
You’ve got to feel bad for countries like Chile, who used to have a single working satellite in orbit, but the warranty ran out and it doesn’t function anymore.
View the high-resolution image on Flickr.
A new infographic contest from GOOD Magazine. Design an infographic looking at the scope and aid given in relation to the earthquake in Haiti. Deadline is February 9th. See the GOOD site for complete details and inspiration!
Highlight the scope of the Haiti earthquake, as well as the aid given to help recover from the disaster.
Create an infographic that explores some or all of the following: the toll of the earthquake, why the earthquake was so devastating, the recovery efforts, and the world’s donations of money and aid. We’re offering this contest in collaboration with Design for Haiti (a new site by Aaron Perry-Zucker, the man behind Design for Obama and the accompanying bookDesign for Obama—Posters for Change: A Grassroots Anthology), which is collecting information graphics about Haiti. The judging will be done by Perry-Zucker and the editors of GOOD.
Send us an e-mail at projects[at]goodinc[dot]com with your infographic or post it to GOOD’s Community Blog with the tag “February 2010 Transparency Contest.” It can be in any image format, but it should be high enough resolution that it can be printed at 300 dpi. Make sure to include your sources, and a brief (one- or two-sentence) introduction to your concept. We’ll take submissions now through February 9. The winning entry will be announced on February 16, featured on our homepage and on the Design for Haiti site, and printed in the next issue of GOOD. We’ll send a GOOD T-shirt and a free subscription (or gift subscription) to the winner.
Thanks Tina for the link!
Nathan Yau at FlowingPrints has released a new poster, the World Progress Report. It’s available for one week ONLY, and then he’s going to release the printer to start printing them up. Orders will only be taken until January 21st. Each 24”x30” poster is signed and numbered, and one can be yours for $26 + shipping & handling.
Nathan is doing another great thing. All proceeds go to UNICEF’s relief effort in Haiti!
One more thing…for the first 50 people who pre-order: a free copy of Atley’s “How America Learns” poster!
UNdata provides a catalog of 27 United Nations statistical databases and 60 million records about the past, present, and future state of the world. Topics include demographics, life expectancy, labor levels, poverty, and a lot more. What does all that data mean though? World Progress Report, the latest from FlowingPrints, offers a look into the expansive UN collection.
In whole, the report tells a story of how we live and die, and the stuff in between.
Check out some of the great details in the poster: