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.

 

Among the main events that made September 2013 such an unique month, we have to point out the rising tension in Syria, the German elections and the shooting at Washington Navy Yard, all of which were vastly illustrated with infographics, both print and online.

Of course there we many other important milestones, for all kinds of ‘tribes’. The gamer community received very well GTA V, sports fans heated up with the beginning of the major European football leagues and for those who like entertainment on television, lots of emotions with the season finales of Dexter and Breaking Bad.

For us at Visual loop, it was another month of data-viz-galore, with hundreds of interactive visualization, vintage maps and charts, and infographics from newspapers and magazines.

Here’s the best of Visual Loop in September.

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 all the projects featured in September, like this one from portuguese infographic designer, Mário Malhão, who sent us some of his latest works:

Mourinho in the Champions League | Diário Económico

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Mário Malhão | Diário Económico)

2013 Moto GP | Diário Económico

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Mário Malhão | Diário Económico)

Messi | Diário Económico

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Mário Malhão | Diário Económico)

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. Here’s a small sample of what was posted during last month:

Front Row to Fashion Week | The New York Times

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: The New York Times)

125th anniversary of the launch of Isaac Peral submarine | El Mundo

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Juan C. Sanchez | El Mundo)

7 Pioneers of Data Visualization | Ben Jones

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Ben Jones)

Who are you? | Levi´s

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Levi´s)

Deconstructing the ISS | The Washington Post

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: The Washington Post )

40 years since the 9/11 of 1973 | La Tercera

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: La Tercera)

Understanding the GOP | G1

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: G1)

 

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 what we featured in September:

Buildings in the Netherlands | Waag Society

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Waag Society)

The iBag Viewer | Geodan Research

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Geodan Research)

Military situation in Syria | 20 Minutes

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: 20 Minutes)

Structure ages in Ljubljana, Slovenia | Virostatiq

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Virostatiq)

Illustreets

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Illustreets)

Elections in Germany | Zeit

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Zeit)

All the Digital Cartography posts:

 

Infographic Portfolios:

Every week, a new portfolio from a world-class infographic designer. In September, we had an assorted assembly of designers being featured on Visual Loop. For example, here’s a couple of works from Nicolas Ramallo, a talented visual journalist from Venezuela:

Anaconda | Río Verde

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Nicolas Ramallo | Rio Verde)

Miguel Cabrera | El Universal

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Nicolas Ramallo | El Universal)

Dolphins | Río Verde

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Nicolas Ramallo | Rio Verde)

 

More infographic portfolios:

 

Vintage InfoDesign:

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

United Italy (1947) | Edison Electric Institute

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Edison Electric Institute)

(Via)

South America (1953) | Herbert Bayer

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Herbert Bayer)

(Via)

New York World’s Fair (1939)

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Map of New York World’s Fair, 1939)

(Via Map Lab)

The Richfield Highway Relief map (1947)

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(Image: The Richfield Highway Relief map, 1947)

(Via Map Lab)

American Productivity (1946) | Fortune magazine

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Fortune magazine)

(Via Full Table)

Bicycle Map of Wisconsin (1897) | League of American Wheelmen

 

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.

Syria | Greek Infographics

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Greek Infographics)

Building a new city within a city | Nicolas Rapp | Fortune Magazine

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Nicolas Rapp | Fortune Magazine)

A Welsh is the new “galactic team” | Lino Revilla | El Diario Meridiano

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Lino Revilla | El Diario Meridiano)

Berlin Parties – Social Democrats | Christian Schlippes | Berliner Morgenpost

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Berliner Morgenpost)

Older than expected | Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: South China Morning Post)

The great imbalance | Le Monde

The best of Visual Loop – September 2013

(image: Le Monde)

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 round-up. Join us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates about infographics and data visualization. You should also visit our massive Pinterest collection, with thousands of infographics and a legion of followers growing by the day. And we’ll be back next month with the best of Visual Loop.