A new book by classicist and historian Andrew M. Riggsby investigates the types of information technologies drawn, painted, and inscribed on the surfaces of the ancient Roman world.
Celestial Spheres, Smog Charts, and Radial Cartography in a New Book About Circles
Manuel Lima’s The Book of Circles explores centuries of circular visual expression, from representations of infinity to maps of the stars.
How Long Did It Take to Write Some of the World’s Most Popular Books?
Amateurs may think that inspiration drives artistic production, but professionals know the muses are rarely to blame for creative clogging.
Infographics Size Up History’s Tallest Buildings
In recent years, the skyscraper has come to be seen as the architectural symbol of globalization.
A Colorful Compendium of Infographics for Understanding the World Now
From the amount the potential tax revenue from legalizing drugs worldwide to disappearing seed varieties, data journalist David McCandless transforms abstract information into engaging visuals.
Hundreds of Years of Data Growing on Trees
While data visualization can seem like a modern design focus, it really has its roots in the High Middle Ages when a sudden rise in information and population resulted in the need to convey ideas in an accessible way.
10 Painters’ Lives Chronicled as Infographics
At about the same time Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock was losing himself to depression, Matisse’s longterm relationship with his wife was unwinding, and when Mondrian was discovering Cubism, Miró was delving into Surrealism. All these little landmarks of 10 abstract painters’ lives have been charted into infographic form, so you can contrast the timelines of what it takes to be an artist.
The Social Media Footprint of Ann Hamilton’s Park Ave Armory Installation
Did you share a quick Instagram at Ann Hamilton’s “Event of a Thread” (2012)? You were not alone. At the end of the exhibition, visitors had shared 4,640 photos.
Visualizing and Auralizing the Rhythms of Twitter
LOS ANGELES — What on earth is Twitter talking about? It’s easy to find out: check your stream, scan some words and ta-da, you know what your friends are saying and doing.
A Twisted Game of Life Highlights the Pitfalls of the Creative Process
Ah, the mysteries of the creative process. Now an infographic by Viruscomix shows its twists and turns in a labyrinthine landscape. Is it accurate?
Taking the Protest to the Money
What is so common that it can be a platform for your work? One project, Occupy George (as in Washington), has found their solution, money.
Selling Out for Street Artists Redux
Streetsy’s Jake Dobkin took up the infographic gauntlet we threw at your feet yesterday with a smart chart about the degrees of selling out for street artists … well, we have some annotations.