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 Big Bang Machine, Infographic by Josh Gowen

(image: Josh Gowen)

The Big Bang Machine, Infographic by Josh Gowen

(image: Josh Gowen)

The Big Bang Machine, Infographic by Josh Gowen

(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 NSA Files: Decoded | The Guardian

The NSA Files: Decoded | The Guardian

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

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Everything changed:  JFK’s life and death

(image: NBC News)

50 years of the Kennedy assassination | 20 Minutos

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 50 years of the Kennedy assassination

(image: 20 Minutos)

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

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Once upon a time in Hong Kong  110 years of South China Morning Post

(image: South China Morning Post)

Before and After Typhoon Haiyan | The Wall Street Jounal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Before and After Typhoon Haiyan

(image: The Wall Street Jounal)

Shooting at Terminal 3 | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Shooting at Terminal 3

(image: The Washington post)

Industry Leaderboard | Bloomberg

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Industry Leaderboard

(image: Bloomberg)

Redditviz – Reddit interest network | Randal Olson

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Redditviz - Reddit interest network

(image: Randal Olson)

Soccer history | Folha de São Paulo

Captura de tela parcial do infográfico interativo 150 anos do futebol

(image: Folha de São Paulo)

Twitter facts | G1

Captura de tela parcial do infográfico interativo Fatos do Twitter

(image: G1)

Meet all Nobel winners | La Tercera

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Meet all Nobel winners

(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

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Direct Relief Typhoon Haiyan Map

(image: ArcGIS)

2013 Elections | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map 2013 Elections

(image: The New York Times)

Shots heard around the District | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Shots heard around the District

(image: The Washington Post)

Global Forest Change | University of Maryland

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Global Forest Change

(image: University of Maryland)

Houses of Moscow | Mercator

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Houses of Moscow - the era of construction

(image: Mercator)

Congressional Dot Map

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Congressional Dot Map

(image: Congressional Dot Map)

Moto GP live tweets | TIM

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Tim Race

(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

Mundo Árvore, Infográfico poster para a revista Superinteressante.

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

The characters of Star Wars | Superinteressante

Personagens de Star Wars Infográfico poster para a revista Superinteressante.

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

Roman orgies| Playboy

Um festim romano, Infográfico poster para a revista Playboy.

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

Titanic | Mundo Estranho

Titanic, o gigante derrotado, Infográfico poster para a revista Mundo Estranho.

(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

Vintage Infographic Weather chart (1863)

(image: Francis Galton)

Discus Chronologicus (c. 1720) | Christoph Weigel

Vintage Infographic Discus Chronologicus (c. 1720)

(image: Christoph Weigel)

Temple of Time (1846) | Emma Williard

Vintage Infographic Temple of Time (1846)

(image: Emma Williard)

World Map (1573) | Domingos Teixeira

Vintage Infographic World Map (1573)

(image: Domingos Teixeira)

The Hidrostatics of the Dollar (1948) | Fortune Magazine

Vintage Infographic The Hidrostatic of the Dollar (1948)

(image: Fortune Magazine)

Anti-religious farm women (c.1919)

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

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

 

Philippines - In the path of storms, Infographic by The Washington Post

(image: The Washington Post)

Surfing | Estefan Cuanalo | Xinhua News Infographic

Surfing, infographic by Estefan Cuanalo | Xinhua News Infographic

(image: Estefan Cuanalo | Xinhua News Infographic)

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

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

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

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

Where the Wild Bees Are Documenting a Loss of Native Bee Species between the 1800s and 2010s, infographic by Ferris Jabr | Scientific American

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

From first published to masterpieces | Accurat | Corriere della Sera

From first published to masterpieces, infographic by Accurat  | Corriere della Sera

(image: Accurat | Corriere della Sera)

F1 – Revenue Allocation | Dancsák András | Freak

F1 - Revenue Allocation , infographic by Dancsák András | Freak

(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!!