America’s Changing Pot Laws Mapped

In observation of 4/20, the world’s unofficial cannabis celebration, TIME has compiled a map and timeline of America’s evolving state laws regarding recreational and medical marijuana use. The interactive data visualizations pull data from the Marijuana Policy Project and the National Conference of State Legislatures to illustrate nearly 20 years of pot decriminalization—beginning with California’s decision to legalize medical marijuana in 1996.

The Infographic Guide to Series

Illustrated, informative and lighthearted, the hardcover series packs a wealth of knowledge into playful graphics

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an infographic is surely worth 10,000. Where words would surely fail, the infographic takes a complicated bounty of data and, in the best cases, succinctly and aesthetically transforms it into an appealing, encapsulating and (of course) informative image. Far from delving into the design process of the field, London-based Octopus Book Group’s upcoming series (out 21 …

Infographic Designers’ Sketchbooks

A rare look inside the process of data visualizations in this in-depth tome

Designing compelling and informative ways to communicate raw data has never been more pertinent. In light of the ceaseless thirst for information brought on by the digital age (along with the multitude of access points for such information) the wealth of rich infographics produced today is nothing short of astounding. Taking into account the balance of design, art, science and mathematics these graphics demand, the …