David McCandless has approached information display from a truly poetic perspective with his book “Information is Beautiful“. There was a time when a bar graph was the kind of thing that you slid across an overhead projector at a sales meeting between yawns. But today, information is the star of the show and should be presented as such. This book celebrates that.
It’s 256 pages of well thought out information visuals. Each one with it’s own personality and charm. Highly recommended for any designer with a desire to simplify their own work. I found it very inspiring.
International economics is a pretty tough thing to wrap your mind around. But thanks to this simple “TETRIS-style” animation, things become more clear. Bottom line: you thought it was bad – it’s actually much worse that you can ever imagine.