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.

 

The escalating violence in Syria has been all over the news, and this month of August 2013 will be, perhaps, remembered as the prelude of another international military intervention led by the U.S. Unfortunately, it seems that this situation is far from being solved diplomatically, and while the media keeps covering the developments, graphics departments try to illustrate them, with both print and interactive infographics.

On Visual Loop, a particular highlight of the month was the interview with the great infographic designer Luiz Iria, and we’ve covered the best news related to the fields of data visualization, data journalism, cartography and business analytics, besides featuring information design from all over the world. You’re all invited to join our Facebook Group, where we share great content around these topics as well.

Here’s the best of Visual Loop in August.

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. Browse around through other news projects featured in August, like the Atlas of the World Wide Web, by Dafna Aizenberg:

 

Atlas of the World Wide Web, infographic book by Dafna Aizenberg

(image: Dafna Aizenberg)

Atlas of the World Wide Web, infographic book by Dafna Aizenberg

(image: Dafna Aizenberg)

Atlas of the World Wide Web, infographic book by Dafna Aizenberg

(image: Dafna Aizenberg)

 

Here are the featured articles of August:

If you’re interested in getting your data visualization work featured, just reach out using the contact form on Visual Loop’s website.

Interactive Inspiration:

Closing the week, a huge round-up of Interactive graphics from all over the world. Here’s a small sample of what was posted during last month:

 

The Flavor Connection | Scientific Americans

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Flavor Connection

(image: Scientific Americans)

Washington Post: A Storied History | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Washington Post:  A Storied History

(image: The Wall Street Journal)

Mars Curiosity rover tracker | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Mars Curiosity rover tracker

(image: The New York Times)

Trask Industries | Marvel/Twenty Century Fox

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Trask Industries

(image: Marvel/Twenty Century Fox)

Listen to Wikipedia | Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Listen to Wikipedia

(image: Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi)

Timeline of Slang Terms  | Time Glider

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Timeline of Slang Terms for the Penis

(image: Time Glider)

The city of 2050 | BBC

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The city of 2050

(image: BBC)

 

Check out the full selection:

Digital Cartography

This is our weekly selection of this specific type of data visualization, interactive maps of all sorts. Here’s a small sample of what we featured in August:

Reshaping New York | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Reshaping New York

(image: The New York Times)

Every person in England and Wales on a map | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Every person in England and Wales on a map

(image: The Guardian)

London Underground | Bruno Imbrizi

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Bruno Imbrizi: Experiments

(image: Bruno Imbrizi)

Racial Dot Map | Dustin Cable

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Racial Dot Map

(image: Dustin Cable)

Premier League: transfer window summer 2013 | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic  Premier League transfer window summer 2013

(image: The Guardian)

All the Digital Cartography posts:

 

Infographic Portfolios:

Every week, a new portfolio from a world-class infographic designer. In August, we had an assorted assembly of designers being featured on Visual Loop. Here’s a couple of works from Richard Johnson, Assistant Managing Editor for Graphics and Illustration at The National Post, and one of the top infographic designers in Canada.

 

Syria’s ‘martyrs’ | The National Post

Syria's martyrs, infographic by Richard Johnson

(image: Richard Johnson, Jonathon Rivait, Andrew Barr | The National Post)

The Libyan no-fly zone | The National Post

The Libyan no-fly zone, infographic by Richard Johnson

(image: Richard Johnson, Jonathon Rivait, Andrew Barr, Mike Faille, Adam McDowell | The National Post)

Dambusters | The National Post

Dambusters, infographic by Richard Johnson

(image: Richard Johnson, Andrew Barr, Mike Faille | The National Post)

 

More infographic portfolios:

 

Vintage InfoDesign:

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

 

Synchronological Chart of Universal History (1881) | Sebastian C. Adams

Vintage Infographic Synchronological Chart of Universal History (1881)

(image: Sebastian C. Adams)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Rise in the national material welfare, 1961-1980 (c.1960)

Vintage Infographic Rise in the national material welfare, 1961-1980 (c.1960)

(image: Ripetungi)

(Via Ripetungi)

Coast Survey Map of the West Coast of the United States (1853) | United States Coast Survey

Vintage Infographic Coast Survey Map of the West Coast of the United States (1853)

(image: United States Coast Survey)

(Via Wikimedia)

The Spaceman (c. 1920) | Popular Science

Vintage Infographic The Spaceman (c. 1920)

(image: Popular Science)

(Via Pop Sci)
Here’s the list of last month’s Vintage Infodesign posts:

 (If Vintage is your thing, this Pinterest board will probably blow your mind)

This is Visual Journalism:

One of our most popular posts of the week, a compilation of the most impressive infographic designs that came to our attention, printed in magazines and newspapers all around the world. Take a look at these examples:

 

How to catch a space rock | Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post

How to catch a space rock, infographic by Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post)

(Via)

Hyperloop | Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post

Hyperloop, infographic by Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post

(image: Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post)

(Via)

Two potential future paths | Wired

Two pontencial future paths, infographic by Wired | Inconsolata

(image: Wired | Inconsolata)

(Via)

Anatomy of a Mutant | Manuel Canales, Daniel Mora,Alexánder Sánchez | La Nation

Anatomy of a Mutant, infographic by Manuel Canales, Daniel Mora, Alexánder Sánchez | La Nation

(image: Manuel Canales, Daniel Mora, Alexánder Sánchez | La Nation)

Ultron: The Lord of the machines |  Alfonso Rivadeneyra Garcia | La Republica

Ultron: The Lord of the machines , infographic by Alfonso Rivadeneyra Garcia | La Republica

(image: Alfonso Rivadeneyra Garcia | La Republica)

(Via)

 

Check out more inspiring print infographics in the following links:

 

Interviews

Brief conversations with people that are a reference in the field of data visualization, either globally or locally. In August, we had the opportunity to talk with Luiz Iria, one of the main influences  in the development of infographic design and visual journalism in Brazil for the past decade.

Luiz Iria EN

 

Data Viz News

A huge selection with links to the top news, articles, tutorials an much more, delivered every Saturday.

 

Time to close  this round-up. Join us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates about infographics and data visualization, and visit our massive Pinterest collection, with thousands of infographics. And we’ll be back next month with the best of Visual Loop.