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.

 

October 2013 was much more than just Halloween, the US government Shutdown and the Red Sox victory in the World Series. Other events covered by newsrooms in infographic/interactive fashion included sports-related topics, like the ‘eternal’ soccer classic between Barcelona and Real Madrid, breaking news such as the violence in Kenya and the latest developments around the NSA scandal (if you missed The Guardian’s special on this, you’re in for a ride). Just to mention a few.

For the data visualization community, also a lot happening, with events like IEEE Vis, COmmunicating COmplexity, Push.conference and the Online Journalism Awards, new books and an amazing new tool by the folks at Density Design, called RAW, more awards in competitions organized by Visualizing.org and the ÑH10, the finalists of the Kamtar Information is Beautiful Awards, all that is nothing but a tiny sample of what has been going on.

We try to keep up, but the number of news and articles being published by more and more interesting folks about all things data visualization related keeps on growing. That’s why we also revamped our page with recommend blogs, something that was pretty well-received by the data visualization community. We can read all about it here.

With all that, it’s no surprise that October was a busy, but extremely fun, month for us at Visual Loop.

Here’s the Best of Visual Loop – October 2013 edition:

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 Italian-based infographic designer, Marco Giannini, who sent us some of his latest Breaking News works:

Higg’s boson discovery | La Repubblica

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Marco Giannini | La Repubblica)

Newtown shooting | La Repubblica

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Marco Giannini | La Repubblica)

May 29th 2013 Earthquake in Emilia Romagna, Italy| La Repubblica

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Marco Giannini | La Repubblica)

Take a look at all the featured articles:

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:

Our weekly selection of Interactive graphics from all over the world. Last month, we made a couple of special round-ups featuring the finalists of two of the most exciting data visualization awards out there: the interactive projects running for the The Online Journalism Awards and the longlisted visualizations for the Kamtar Information is Beautiful Awards, both mentioned back in the introduction.

Here’s a sample of other interactive works we mentioned in October:

For Eli Manning, 150 Games and Counting | The New York Times

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: The New York Times)

The faces of Facebook

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image:The faces of Facebook)

The 2013 Red Sox regular season, inning by inning | The Boston Globe

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: The Boston Globe)

Government Shutdown 2013 | Enigma

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Enigma)

Cross Rail | We Build Rail

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: We Build Rail)

Tackling a crisis | The Washington Post

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: The Washington Post)

The typical Brazilian home, according to Pnad 2012 | UOL

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(imagem: UOL)

 

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 October:

Chicago’s buildings age | Map Lab

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Map Lab)

Oscity

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Oscity)

Oxpeckers

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Oxpeckers)

Rising Seas | The National Geographic

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: The National Geographic)

The America’s Cup Finale: Oracle’s Path to Victory | The New York Times

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: The New York Times)

Digital Attack Map

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Digital Attack Map)

The Geography of Horror | Media maps

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Media maps)

All the Digital Cartography posts:

 

Infographic Portfolios:

Every week, a new portfolio from a world-class infographic designer. In October, we welcomed designers from Brazil, Portugal and Mexico. Here are some of the works by Alex Argosino, who has been producing hard news infographics for the past twenty years, at Folha de S. Paulo newspaper:

Edward Snowden | Folha de S. Paulo

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Alex Argozino | Folha de S. Paulo)

Garbage problems in São Paulo | Folha de S. Paulo

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Alex Argozino | Folha de S. Paulo)

Luxury in the heights | Folha de S. Paulo

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Alex Argozino | Folha de S. Paulo)

 

More infographic portfolios:

 

Vintage InfoDesign:

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

Baçaim Fortress (1635) | António Bocarro, Pedro Barreto de Resende

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: António Bocarro, Pedro Barreto de Resende)

(Via)

Map of Telegraphy, Europe and North America (1858) | Charles Magnus

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Charles Magnus)

(Via)

Anatomy of a horse (c1400)

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Anatomy of a horse (c1400))

(Via)

A Ship of War (1728) | Cyclopaedia

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Cyclopaedia)

(Via)

Military Portraits (1861) | Hall, E.S.; Lloyd, H.H.; Waters & Son

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Hall, E.S.; Lloyd, H.H.; Waters & Son)

(Via)

Pumping music through the house (1941) | Fortune magazine

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Fortune magazine)

(Via)

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. It’s becoming one of our top posts, but with works like these ones below, that’s not really a surprise, right?

Urban oasis | Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post)

(Via)

One year to perfection | Lino Revilla | Bloque De Armas

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Lino Revilla | Bloque De Armas)

(Via)

Star wars and stealing cars | Jonathon Berlin | Chicago Tribune

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Jonathon Berlin | Chicago Tribune)

(Via)

Mall Attack in Kenya | J. de Velasco, J. Torres | ABC

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: J. de Velasco, J. Torres | ABC)

(Via)

Numbers of the Classic | Jesús R. Sánchez | Récord

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Jesús R. Sánchez | Récord)

(Via)

New tackle | Alberto Cuadra, Nick Maese | The Washington Post

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Nick Maese | The Washington Post)

(Via)

MLB 2013-World Series | Alejandro Colmenarez | La Prensa

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Alejandro Colmenarez | La Prensa)

(Via)

Adoption in Greece | Zoe Katsigianni | Eleytheros Typos

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: Zoe Katsigianni | Eleytheros Typos)

(Via)

Brazilian ports | William Mur | Folha de São Paulo

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

(image: William Mur | Folha de São Paulo)

(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 October, we had the opportunity to talk with Justin Beegel, and with Mariana Santos, the Portuguese designer/journalist that has been having a fantastic career, and told us about her new projects in Latin America.

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

The best of Visual Loop – October 2013

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 month with the best of Visual Loop.