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 Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

As we move past the New Year celebration season, it’s time to go on with our lives and get back to the usual routines – and for us at Visual Loop, that means writing abut Infographics and data visualization. We took a small break, but even so we publish quite a number of articles last month, and we now share with you some of that content.

Hope you enjoy the best of Visual Loop in January – including our brand new weekly series of Vintage Infographics!

Featured articles:

Resources, round-ups and selections of visual information goodies. We started the year Looking back at 2012 with data visualization resources, checking out data visualization and infographic galleries, blog posts and videos about the year that just ended. Here’s a couple of them:

Wikipedia Remembers

The best of Visual Loop – January 2013

(image: Visual.ly | Wikipedia)

New York Times best interactive infographics of 2012

The best of Visual Loop – January 2013

The New York Times best interactive infographics of 2012

 

Other articles:

 

Cool projects:

Some of the coolest data viz projects we featured in January, including several guest posts by the authors themselves. Here’s one of those projects, by Alessandro Lingua:

Dr. Seuss Storylines, by Alessandro Lingua | How complex narratives can be visually reduced to their essential elements

The best of Visual Loop – January 2013

(image: Alessandro Patrick Lingua)

 

The best of Visual Loop – January 2013

(image: Alessandro Patrick Lingua)

 

Browse through other projects featured in January:

 

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. This month, we gathered dozens of examples, like these ones:

Billionaires of the World | Bloomberg

The best of Visual Loop – January 2013

(image:Bloomberg )

U.S. Presidential Inaugural Speeches | Santiago Ortiz

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(image:Santiago Ortiz )

The last three months on Foursquare | Foursquare

The best of Visual Loop – January 2013

(image:Foursquare )

 

Check out the full selections:

 

Infographic Portfolios:

Every week, a new portfolio from a world-class infographic designer. Here are last month’s featured works, including Eduardo Asta‘s, a well-known name in the journalistic infographic world from Brazil.

How does the Google Street View works? | Folha de S.Paulo

The best of Visual Loop – January 2013

(image: Eduardo Asta | Folha de S. Paulo)

Maracanã | O Estado de S.Paulo

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(image: Eduardo Asta | O Estado de S.Paulo)

Music City | O Estado de S.Paulo

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(image: Eduardo Asta, Marcos Muller | O Estado de S.Paulo)

 

More infographic portfolios:

 

Vintage InfoDesign:

A new series of posts featuring examples of maps, charts, diagrams and graphics from a time way before the ‘infographic explosion’ on the Internet. Here’s a sample:

Wound Man (c. 1400s) | Claudius (Pseudo) Galen

The best of Visual Loop – January 2013

(image: Claudius (Pseudo) Galen,c. 1400s )

(Via Wellcome Library)

How to Know Your Guided Missiles (1950)

The best of Visual Loop – January 2013

(image:Popular Science,1950 )

(Via Modern Mechanix)

Night-Club Map of Harlem (1932)

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(image: Elmer Simms Campbell,1932 )

(Via Strange Maps)

 

Want more vintage inspiration? Just click the links below:

 

Interviews

Brief conversations with people that are a reference in the field of data visualization, either globally or locally. We had the pleasure of presenting an interview made by Marco Vergotti to Prof. Tattiana Teixeira, and a special twi-part conversation between our regular columnist Susana Pereira with one of the top names in scientific illustration, Diana Marques:

 

And that’s it for this first round-up of 2013. As we said before, we do post more content  so feel free to 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 we’ll be back next month with the best of Visual Loop.