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.

 

Last month was, unquestionably, a great month for data visualization, with amazing developments and innovative creations popping up all over the Internet. For us at Visual Loop, it was also the month we celebrated the first anniversary of our new sites, Visualoop.com and Visual Loop Brasil, so before we start our ‘Best of ‘ round-up, I’d like to thank all you of that have been supporting us, since we started contributing here on Inspired Magazine three years ago.

Now, lets move on to a huge list of data visualization and infographic awesomeness:

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 July, like this one showing the 12 Brazilian World Cup Stadiums, by the newspaper Estado de S. Paulo:

Maracanã | Estado de S. Paulo

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(Maracanã Stadium: infographic: Eduardo Asta; text: Paulo Favero, Almir Leite; illustration: Jonatan Sarmento | Estado de S. Paulo)

Mineirão | Estado de S. Paulo

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(Estádio Mineirão: infographic: Eduardo Asta; text: Paulo Favero, Almir Leite; illustration: Jonatan Sarmento | Estado de S. Paulo)

Castelão | Estado de S. Paulo

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(Estádio Castelão: infographic: Eduardo Asta; text: Paulo Favero, Almir Leite; illustration: Jonatan Sarmento | Estado de S. Paulo)

Here are last month’s 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:

Startup Universe | Visual.ly

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(image: Visual.ly)

Asiana Airlines crash landing timeline | ABC News

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(image: ABC News)

Money granted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to higher-education | The Chronicle of Higher Education

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(image: The Chronicle of Higher Education)

The iPod visualized as vinyl| Concert Hotels

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(image: Concert Hotels)

Most Rappers Are Lying About Their Money | Business Week

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(image: Business Week)

Check out the full selection:

 

Digital Cartography

With so many developments around interactive maps and GIS technology, it’s only natural that we see a lot of interesting examples of digital cartography from all over the Internet. This is our weekly selection of this type of data visualization, and here’s a small sample of what we featured in July:

Finding the Quiet City | The New York Times

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(image: The New York Times)

NYCHenge | CartoDB

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(image: CartoDB)

Yarr, Pirate Maps

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(image: Yarr, Pirate Maps)

Best beaches in Spain | 20minutos

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(image: 20minutos)

All the Digital Cartography posts:

 

Infographic Portfolios:

Every week, a new portfolio from a world-class infographic designer. In July, we had an assorted assembly of designers being featured on Visual Loop. Here’s a couple of works from Greek Infographics, the duo formed by Zoi Katsigianni and Panos Konstantopoulos:

Costa Concordia | Eleytheros Typos

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(infographic: Greekinfographics | Eleytheros Typos)

Portugal | Eleytheros Typos

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(infographic: Greekinfographics | Eleytheros Typos)

History of Kodak | Kathimerini

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

History of Kodak, infographic by Greekinfographics

 

July’s infographic portfolios:

 

Vintage InfoDesign:

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

Map of the Square and Stationary Earth (1893) | Orlando Ferguson

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(image: Orlando Ferguson)

(Via Rosa Rubicondior)

Geocentric System (1568) | Bartolomeu Velho

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(image: Bartolomeu Velho)

(Via Rosa Rubicondior)

World, with Wind Heads (c.1750) | Battista Agnese

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(image: Battista Agnese)

(Via Old Book Art)

 

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:

A compilation of some of the most impressive infographic designs that came to our attention, printed in magazines and newspapers all around the world.

Rubik’s Cube | Estefan Cuanalo, Teresa Moreno | Xinhua News

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(image: Estefan Cuanalo, Teresa Moreno | Xinhua News)

(Via)

Pacific Rim: Robots vs Monsters | Johnathan L. Lizárraga Lozano | Noroeste

The best of Visual Loop – July 2013

(image: Johnathan L. Lizárraga Lozano | Noroeste)

(Via)

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. Overall, hundreds of links for those eager to stay up to date. Also, don’t forget to check out our Data Viz Events Calendar.

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And that’s it for this edition of ‘The Best of Visual Loop”. Join us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates on infographics and data visualization. You should also visit our massive Pinterest collection, with thousands of infographics on what is becoming one of the top profiles to find this type of content in that social channel. And we’ll be back next month with the best of Visual Loop.