infographics

Watch A Single Day On The London Tube In Two Minutes

If you live in a city, you’ve probably experienced stepping onto a crowded train platform and feeling like a fish in a school, with everyone trying to swim the same direction. That’s a pretty accurate image, according to this new visualisation of commuters on the London Tube.


100 Iconic Costumes Of Popular Characters From Pop Culture

Here’s a neat infographic-type, sort of poster illustration of 100 famous costumes from characters in movies, television and video games. It’s fun to see the outfits that are instantly recognisable (superheroes, Star Wars, etc) against those that require a little memory refreshment (The Breakfast Club, Rebel Without a Cause, etc).


This Handy Infographic Tracks Sterling Archer's Sexual Encounters

Can’t remember when Sterling Archer hooked up with that Brazilian au pair, or if he made accidental penis contact with Conway Stern? Even for a devoted Archer fan, it can be difficult keeping up with Sterling’s sordid affairs. Now there’s a handy infographic to help sort it all out.


Scientists Reveal The Hidden Structure And Size Of Our Galaxy

Our galaxy is not what we thought it was. According the paper Rings and Radial Waves in the Disk of the Milky Way – published in the Astrophysical Journal we should call it the Corrugated Cardboard Galaxy, as shown in the diagram above. Even more surprising, it’s 50 per cent larger than previously thought.


A Poster-Sized Family Tree Of Every Apple Product Ever Made

Step right up, fanboys and girls: the relentless data designers at Pop Chart Lab have updated their Insanely Great History of Apple print, and it is a doozy featuring over 500 items from the Cupertino fruit slinger.


All The New Superhero Movies Coming Out From Now To 2020

ComicsAlliance has published a comprehensive future timeline of all the superhero movies that are slated to be released over the next six years. It’s a list of all the confirmed ones, too — it’s still missing “one or two movies” from Marvel in 2019, apparently — and of course dates may change — but this is pretty much a locked-down list of all the awesome movies that you’ll want to go and see for the next few years.


5 Infographics That Actually Say Something

There’s been a swift and concerted backlash against terms like “infographic”, and for good reason. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t data journalists and designers doing fantastic work — from The New York Times‘ Graphics Desk to National Geographic‘s design team.


Ebola Spreading Rate Compared To Other Diseases Visualised

Many people are freaking out about ebola, but the fact is that there’s no reason to panic because it spreads too slowly. Way slower than other infectious diseases. The graphic above shows it clearly: While a measles patient can infect a maximum of 18 people on average, an ebola patient can only infect two.


What's The Best Visualisation Of The Internet You've Ever Seen?

All the cables and servers that make up the internet may be actual, physical things, but the data they send zipping all over the world is a bit harder to put into perspective. Many have tried — quite a few have failed — but every once in a while, creativity and genius combine to form the perfect picture of the internet kingdom.


How This Designer Tracks Every Single Aspect Of His Life

Since 2005, designer Nicholas Felton has been documenting his daily activities — meals eaten, miles travelled, people met — and publishing the results in the form of an annual report. He even built an app, Daytum, to help other people track their every moves. In this video, Felton shares how and why he lives a quantified life.