Saturday, December 29, 2007

How to Spot a Cylon

This poster for fans of the new Battlestar Galactica is for sale over at QMx for $19.95, so there isn't a high resolution file available. Although, I would propose an image that we could read better would help sell more posters. In the spirit of airline emergency procedure cards, 10 ways to identify a Cylon among us.

Be Aware. Be Vigilant.

EDIT: I noticed this is now available at Amazon too:

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Transatlantic Superhighway

I never really thought about it, but I'm sure the flight patterns over the Atlantic are actually this tightly controlled. Now the news that President Bush made some of the military flight paths available over the holidays makes more sense. The Transatlantic Superhighway is one of the diagrams on John Grimwade's Information Graphics site.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Nichloas Felton's Personal Annual Report

Nicholas Felton ( has created his own personal 2006 Annual Report, looking back at his life during 2006 and using maps, charts, timelines and facts to visually track his activities. With pages dedicated to photos, travel, drinking, reading and food, he plots out his one-year history.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Miraculous Logistics Behind Operation Christmas

Holiday Infoporn from
Here's our theory: There is, in fact, a nonsupernatural Santa. It's a transnational corporation with one mission-critical fulfillment goal: Every kid who celebrates the holiday gets a toy on Christmas eve.
Check out the side-scrolling timeline at the bottom. I think they should have included Chinese New Year.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Disney Cruise Line Cut-Away

The family took our first Disney Cruise this year, which was fantastic! Here's a great cut-away graphic of the Disney Wonder, but the other ship, the Disney Magic is almost identical. This graphic is a little out of date, because some things have changed. The ESPN Skybox is now a teen area called The Stack or Aloft depending on which ship you're on.

The ship is actually quite large, so the spacial representation of locations is really helpful. You can get turned around very easily.

Friday, December 21, 2007

FREE Infographic Holiday Cards!

This is one of the example infographics from Funnel, Inc. I got a postcard from them offering infographic holiday cards, FREE while supplies last. You won't find the link on their website, but the direct URL is Order yours quick!

By the way, the example infographic above is "How Books are Made" and shows the entire process to print books at Webcrafters, Inc. in Madison, WI.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Apple's Life Line

From, more than a simple line chart of sales, its a timeline that highlights major events so you can easily visualize their impact. Even though its simple, I use this type of timeline all the time.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Reasons to go to VizThink 2008

In the spirit of practicing what you preach, the team for the VizThink 2008 conference has created a visual guide to "Why come to VizThink 2008?". This graphic definitely has the feel of XPlane. David, did you guys create this one for the conference?

It's coming up soon! Jan 28-29 in San Francisco, CA. (VizThink link)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Santa Claus vs. Krampus

Infographic for the holiday season. This one definitely made me laugh. Back in the Middle Ages, St. Nicholas had a sidekick named Krampus who took care of the naughty children. Over the years as St. Nicholas evolved into today's Santa Claus, and left Krampus behind. Krampus didn't exactly fit into the Coca-Cola image of Santa Clause that we all know and love today.

Found on I would give credit directly to the authors, but I can't make out their names in the bottom right corner.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Chicago Tribune Website

From, here's a project that mapped out the Chicago Tribune Website using a Radial Grouping method. It was created by Graham J. Wills at Bell Laboratories, but it looks like the link to the original graphic is down.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

NodeTrix: A Hybrid Visualization of Social Networks

NodeTrix was a study of social networks by Nathalie Henry, Jean-Daniel Fekete, and Michael J. McGuffin from France and Canada. Natalie presented their results at the InfoVis conference in Sacramento, CA in November.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Cooking Infographics

Found on, Cookz ( is a website under development that illustrates recipes with visual infographics. There is an example up now for chocolate chip cookies.

More details are found on flickr, under the user macro girl:
The visual equivalent of a thesis - work from my final semester in Visual Communications.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Apple's Tipping Point: Macs For The Masses

From Paul Nixon on In 2005, Apple finally released products from both the Mac line and the iPod line that reached the masses. This created the Tipping Point Effect that has rocketed Apple products and stock in the last two years. Rock on!
The Sweet Spot. Until January 2005, Apple had no iPod or PC products that served the mass market. With the launch of iPod Shuffle and Mac mini they have finally converged two product paths with the mass market in mind. This will not only drive more iPod sales (via the Shuffle), but also fulfill the promised "halo" effect of the iPod products as PC users jump to the Mac mini.
Thanks to Karen for the submission

Monday, December 3, 2007

Infographic Airport Video

I came across this on Janine Swainston's blog:
The animated story of one man's epic journey, created entirely from public domain symbols. In other words, an airport story told in the language of airport infographics.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Disneyland Wait Time

Traveling in California this last week kept me from being able to post. But here's a real-life infographic from Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. At the entrance to each separate attraction, is a posted wait time estimate, but they are all combined on this information board in the center of the park.

Not willing to wait an hour for the new Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage? Pick a handful of other rides that you can get through in the same amount of time and maximize the money you spent getting into the park.