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 …

Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies

Edited by Serpentine Gallery's Hans Ulrich Obrist, the hardcover features thought-provoking abstractions from artists, designers, scientists and more

A few years ago, an unusual map of Africa began gaining traction throughout the internet. It showed that the continent is, in fact, larger than the United States, China, Japan, India and all of Europe combined. This realization surprised the many people who had grown up using the popular Mercator projection (a variant of which is also used by Google Maps), which depicts Africa’s size …