Missions to Mars

November 12, 2012

Failed Missions to Mars, designed by Bryan Christie

This information graphic shows all the attempted missions to Mars. Essentially, it is a bar graph displaying how long each mission lasted; however, there are brief descriptions on some of the more famous missions to the red planet. Each “bar” on the bar graph is a representation of the spacecraft itself as it ascends into space– a clever way to represent something that could have simply been put on a horizontal bar graph. This infograph is creative and interesting without being over cluttered and hard to read. The graphic was designed by Bryan Christie (   http://www.bryanchristiedesign.com/   ). Also here are some other great examples of info graphics (   http://www.designer-daily.com/information-is-beautiful-30-examples-of-creative-infography-5538  )


NYC Subway Map

November 11, 2012

The New York City Subway map was originally designed by graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. I found this example of information design to be very successful because it was creatively designed, and continues to be used even today.  While many designs go in and out of significance, this one is always being referred to and is very important to residents and visitors alike.  It is a very helpful and detailed, yet easy to navigate depiction of the New York City’s crucial subway system.



This information design related to the beer caught my eyes at once. It was funny and I thought it is quite helpful. This infographic to tell people best beers, according to category. A comprehensive beer classification. This inforgraphic was the brain child of designer Ben Gibson and book editor
Patrick Mulligan. The two of them met at a publishing house, where Gibson was designing covers for books that Mulligan was editing. And later they launched Pop Chart Lab, which sells the beer inforgraphic as an 18″*24″ poster, for $27.

This is the homepage of the Pop Chart Lab, and there are a lot of interesting prints that we could buy.

Know Your Coffee

November 8, 2012

Ever get confused about what you’re really ordering at the local coffee shop? Well, designer Lokesh Dhekar has created a simply, easy to use info graphic to put an end to that confusion. This graphic both shows exactly what goes into a coffee beverage and how to actually pronounce its name. I thought this would be very handy to have posted in all coffee shops- or make an app out of it! Dhekar’s personal website is http://lokeshdhakar.com/ and I found the image here. Hope this was helpful!

Tattoo Infographic

November 8, 2012


This infographic is designed by Paul Marcinkowski who is a student at the Academy Of Fine Arts in Łódź.  He challenged the concept of tattoos by posting the image in black and white.  The reason why this infographic is so interesting is because it can clearly be overlooked.  The clever idea to put the facts about tattoos on a person’s body, rumored to be his own, allows it to be seen as art before it is seen as informational.  This image and many other creative designs can be found at http://blog.crazyegg.com/2012/04/09/effective-infographic-designs/.

Charting The Beatles

November 5, 2012

An example of information design that I believe is extremely successful and visually interesting are the pieces included in graphic designer Michael Deal’s study of the Beatles. He features pieces that display authorship and collaboration of Beatles songs, connections of Beatles lyrics and references to previous songs, the song keys used in their music, and their working schedule from 1963-1966. Deal uses black backgrounds and bright colors to draw the viewers attention and his subject matter is one that can be enjoyed by many.


Information Design

November 5, 2012

The creator behind this design is Nicholas Felton.  He releases an “annual report” which includes subjects such as transportation, dining, music to even the locations he visits.  In my opinion I think he does a great job in creating a design while simultaneously giving the viewer a lot of information to swallow.  He likes to get the viewer absorbed within the design by doing so the viewer is drawn in to the information that is illustrated.   The simplicity of the design and color scheme make it appealing to the viewer along with the simple shapes used.



Nicholas Felton