This is a guest post by Tiago Veloso, the founder of Visual Loop, a collaborative digital environment for everything related to information design and data visualization. He lives in Brazil, and you can connect with him online on Tumblr, Twitter and LinkedIn.

As another year comes to an end, there’s still time to look back and remember some of the content published on Visual Loop, this time during the month of November.

In the data viz world, we had several interactive projects from major news outlets about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the terrible disaster in the Philippines, the shooting at LAX’s terminal 3, the U.S. Mayoral elections, a mind blowing recap of the NSA Files scandal by The Guardian, just to mention a few topics.

It was also the month that we met the winners of the 2013 Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards, a competition that has established itself as one of the most important of the year.

All in all, November 2013 was another epic month, and here’s the month’s Best of Visual Loop:

Featured articles & Cool projects:

Resources, round-ups and selections of visual information goodies, as well as cool data viz projects presented by the authors themselves – like this guest post from Josh Gowen, who talked about his infographic project, The Big Bang Machine.

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Josh Gowen)

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Josh Gowen)

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Josh Gowen)

Take a look at all the featured articles:

 

Interactive Inspiration:

Our weekly selection of Interactive graphics from all over the world. Here’s a sample of other interactive works we mentioned in November:

NSA Files: Decoded | The Guardian

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

The NSA Files: Decoded | The Guardian

Everything changed: JFK’s life and death | NBC News

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: NBC News)

50 years of the Kennedy assassination | 20 Minutos

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: 20 Minutos)

Once upon a time in Hong Kong: 110 years of South China Morning Post | South China Morning Post

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: South China Morning Post)

Before and After Typhoon Haiyan | The Wall Street Jounal

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: The Wall Street Jounal)

Shooting at Terminal 3 | The Washington Post

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: The Washington post)

Industry Leaderboard | Bloomberg

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Bloomberg)

Redditviz – Reddit interest network | Randal Olson

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Randal Olson)

Soccer history | Folha de São Paulo

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Folha de São Paulo)

Twitter facts | G1

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: G1)

Meet all Nobel winners | La Tercera

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: La Tercera)

 

Check out the full selection:

 

Digital Cartography

Our weekly selection of this specific type of data visualization, interactive maps of all sorts. Here’s a small sample of the amazing interactive maps that came to our attention in November:

Direct Relief Typhoon Haiyan Map | ArcGIS

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: ArcGIS)

2013 Elections | The New York Times

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: The New York Times)

Shots heard around the District | The Washington Post

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: The Washington Post)

Global Forest Change | University of Maryland

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: University of Maryland)

Houses of Moscow | Mercator

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Mercator)

Congressional Dot Map

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Congressional Dot Map)

Moto GP live tweets | TIM

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: TIM)

All the Digital Cartography posts:

 

Infographic Portfolios:

Every week, a new portfolio from a world-class infographic designer. In November, we welcomed designers from Spain, Kashmir and Peru. And it was a real honor to also feature one of those names that you’ll have to remember, if you enjoy visual journalism: Luiz Iria, one of the most awarded infographic designers in Brazil, and quoted all over the world as one of the references in the field. Check out some of the works he shared with us:

Tree World | Superinteressante

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

Luiz Iria, Eber Evangelista, Adriano Sambugaro, Yuri Vasconcelos, Sérgio Gwercman | Superinteressante

The characters of Star Wars | Superinteressante

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(Luiz Iria, Adriano Sambugaro, Joana Amador, Reinaldo José Lopes, Ivan Finotti | Superinteressante.

Roman orgies| Playboy

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(Luiz Iria, Alexandre Jubran, Michel Spitale, Caio Guatelli, Cintia Cristina da Silva, Ana Paula Amaral | Playboy)

Titanic | Mundo Estranho

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(Luiz Iria, Marcelo Garcia, Eber Evangelista, Fabrício Miranda, Diego Sanches, Victor Bianchin, Marcel Nadale)

 

More infographic portfolios:

 

Vintage InfoDesign:

We feature every Monday examples of old maps, charts, diagrams and graphics, like these ones:

Weather chart (1863) | Francis Galton

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Francis Galton)

Discus Chronologicus (c. 1720) | Christoph Weigel

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Christoph Weigel)

Temple of Time (1846) | Emma Williard

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Emma Williard)

World Map (1573) | Domingos Teixeira

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Domingos Teixeira)

The Hidrostatics of the Dollar (1948) | Fortune Magazine

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Fortune Magazine)

Anti-religious farm women (c.1919)

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

Vintage Infographic Anti-religious farm women (c.1919)

Here’s the list of last month’s Vintage InfoDesign posts:

(If Vintage is your thing, this Pinterest board may be just what you’ve been looking for.)

This is Visual Journalism:

A compilation of some of the most impressive infographic designs that came to our attention, printed in magazines and newspapers all around the world. A sample of November’s featured graphics:

Philippines – In the path of storms | The Washington Post

 

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: The Washington Post)

Surfing | Estefan Cuanalo | Xinhua News Infographic

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Estefan Cuanalo | Xinhua News Infographic)

Death in Dallas | Araminta Wordsworth, Mike Faille | National Post

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Araminta Wordsworth, Mike Faille | National Post)

Where the Wild Bees Are | Moritz Stefaner, Jillian Walters | Scientific American

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Moritz Stefaner, Jillian Walters | Scientific American)

From first published to masterpieces | Accurat | Corriere della Sera

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Accurat | Corriere della Sera)

F1 – Revenue Allocation | Dancsák András | Freak

The best of Visual Loop – December 2013

(image: Dancsák András | Freak)

Check out more inspiring print infographics in the following links:

 

Data Viz News

A huge selection with links to the top news, articles, tutorials an much more, delivered every Saturday. It includes our Events Calendar, with all the major conferences, seminars, meetups and more, surrounding the field of data visualization.

And that’s it for this monthly round-up. Join us on Facebook and Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr for daily updates about infographics and data visualization. And we’ll be back next year with the best of Visual Loop.

And wish you all a great 2014!!