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
Newtown shooting | La Repubblica
May 29th 2013 Earthquake in Emilia Romagna, Italy| 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.
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 faces of Facebook
The 2013 Red Sox regular season, inning by inning | The Boston Globe
Government Shutdown 2013 | Enigma
Cross Rail | We Build Rail
Tackling a crisis | The Washington Post
The typical Brazilian home, according to Pnad 2012 | UOL
Check out the full selection:
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
Rising Seas | The National Geographic
The America’s Cup Finale: Oracle’s Path to Victory | The New York Times
Digital Attack Map
The Geography of Horror | Media maps
All the Digital Cartography posts:
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
Garbage problems in São Paulo | Folha de S. Paulo
Luxury in the heights | Folha de S. Paulo
More infographic portfolios:
We feature every Monday examples of old maps, charts, diagrams and graphics, like these ones:
Baçaim Fortress (1635) | António Bocarro, Pedro Barreto de Resende
Map of Telegraphy, Europe and North America (1858) | Charles Magnus
Anatomy of a horse (c1400)
A Ship of War (1728) | Cyclopaedia
Military Portraits (1861) | Hall, E.S.; Lloyd, H.H.; Waters & Son
Pumping music through the house (1941) | Fortune magazine
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
One year to perfection | Lino Revilla | Bloque De Armas
Star wars and stealing cars | Jonathon Berlin | Chicago Tribune
Mall Attack in Kenya | J. de Velasco, J. Torres | ABC
Numbers of the Classic | Jesús R. Sánchez | Récord
New tackle | Alberto Cuadra, Nick Maese | The Washington Post
MLB 2013-World Series | Alejandro Colmenarez | La Prensa
Adoption in Greece | Zoe Katsigianni | Eleytheros Typos
Brazilian ports | William Mur | Folha de São Paulo
Check out more inspiring print infographics in the following links:
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.
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.