This overwhelming infographic from 1897 depicts the history of the US Civil War and some contributing factors. Although it might take you some time to orient yourself to the language of the graphic, it is rich with information and detail and is a fascinating, landmark image in the history of infographics. Click for more.
New maps based on the US 2010 census combine population density with race in staggeringly mesmerizing and eerie ways. Check out this interactive and fascinating map of the US.
All the best projects from the blogs last week, just so you can catch up and procrastinate a bit. This week features some fun and informative infographics (hence the info- part), some typography, some photos, and some other randomly inspiring tidbits.
I found this article a while ago and have been waiting to share it with you guys.
Susan Schulten, author of Mapping the Nation, has discovered the first ever graphic designer. Believe it or not, he was an American, and on top of that he was a former soldier working for the federal Bureau of Statistics (the census)! A government employee, can you believe it?