Here's a selection of great infographics found over at Infographics News and Francesco Mugnai. Some may look familiar, as many have been very popular and made their way around the web in last year, but they're all examples of good color use. The color palettes are consistent throughout the graphics without making things unnecessarily complicated with palettes that strain the eyes or make use of too many colors.
50 Years of Space Exploration
How Do You Want Your Coffee?
A classic infographic.
"You can look for data by decades, countries, continents, county... even mixing some variables. All that data together become an infographic with internaitonal, national and local interest at the same time. The user generate its own information, one of the great advantages of online infographics and really well used by NYT."
The number of millionaires by continent and country.
Made in China
Exchange: Who Studies Where
Curriculum Vitae by Greg Dizzia
USA and Iraq. The New York Times
Russian Sportsman Fees
Distribution of Wealth
"The visualization has many flaws but it was an experiment for the MA thesis I'm writing about Information visualization and data consistency. My aim was designing a communicative infovis by pointing out just one problem (the richest and poorest state - by GDP - in USA share the same poverty rates) rather than to produce a tool for deep data insight."
Vissions of Academic Design Research in Italy
The browser Wars
This one is already a classic.
Housing & Poverty
Inside the Head of Bob Dylan
Info collected from his satellite radio show, Theme Time Radio Hour.
What do different positions think about different sexual behaviors?
"Although you can find several mistakes (Catholic church is not neutral about homosexuality, or that is my perception), the idea is direct and easy to understand."
Trade Route Discovery
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