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:

 

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: Dafna Aizenberg)

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: Dafna Aizenberg)

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(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

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: Scientific Americans)

Washington Post: A Storied History | The Wall Street Journal

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: The Wall Street Journal)

Mars Curiosity rover tracker | The New York Times

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: The New York Times)

Trask Industries | Marvel/Twenty Century Fox

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: Marvel/Twenty Century Fox)

Listen to Wikipedia | Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi)

Timeline of Slang Terms  | Time Glider

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: Time Glider)

The city of 2050 | BBC

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(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

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: The New York Times)

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

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: The Guardian)

London Underground | Bruno Imbrizi

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: Bruno Imbrizi)

Racial Dot Map | Dustin Cable

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: Dustin Cable)

Premier League: transfer window summer 2013 | The Guardian

The best of Visual Loop – August 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

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

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

The Libyan no-fly zone | The National Post

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

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

Dambusters | The National Post

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(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

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: Sebastian C. Adams)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

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

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: Ripetungi)

(Via Ripetungi)

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

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: United States Coast Survey)

(Via Wikimedia)

The Spaceman (c. 1920) | Popular Science

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(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

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post)

(Via)

Hyperloop | Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post)

(Via)

Two potential future paths | Wired

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(image: Wired | Inconsolata)

(Via)

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

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

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

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

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

(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.

The best of Visual Loop – August 2013

 

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.