March 10, 2008
From D&D to decapitations, in infographics & maps
- Sam Potts has created a hilarious infographic for Sunday’s NY Times, part of their sendoff for D&D creator Gary Gygax.
- The NYT has been posting other interesting graphics lately, including How Americans Spend Their Money and the Flash-enabled Ebb & Flow of Movies.
- In Rudimentum Novitiorum, Bibliodyssey surveys maps & other infographics of antiquity.
- With a more modern spin, Colourlovers talks about the use of color in transit maps, offering a number of cool examples.
- How about a world map made from musical notes? [Via]
- What does an hour’s worth of movement in front of the TV look like? One Flickr user endeavored to find out, using a video camera & a grid of masking tape to plot the positions of dad, kids, and cat. [Via]
- For the greater good:
- Easier voting through graphic design: Marcia Lausen is "determined to apply the highest possible standards of information design to make [voting systems] clear, accessible, easy to use and the results accurate." [Via]
- John Emerson’s Visualizing Information for Advocacy: An Introduction to Information Design offers a guide for NGOs, non-profits and advocacy groups. [Via]
- If you can’t go another day without knowing how to stage a realistic decapitation, well, consult these graphics.