The Week in 7 Charts – Vizdium #1

By Eugene Woo, Apr 10, 2016

Vizdium is our weekly roundup of the best infographics, data visualizations and design trends.

#1 The Panama Papers

Panama Papers

Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung http://panamapapers.sueddeutsche.de/articles/56febff0a1bb8d3c3495adf4/

The Panama Papers includes over 11.5 million documents, representing the biggest leak in the history of leaks. It contains over 40 years of data from a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, which sells offshore companies around the world.

#2 Flag Stories

flag_stories

Source: Flag Stories. http://flagstories.co/#posts

Flag stories is a fascinating set of infographics on the flags of the world by Ferdio. Each infographic explores a specific dimension of flags. Who would’ve thought there were so much commonality and nuances in flags. Check it out yourself.

#3 Spies in the Skies

Spies in the skies

Source: Buzzfeed. https://www.buzzfeed.com/peteraldhous/spies-in-the-skies

Almost everyday, American surveillance planes routinely circle around big cities. This interactive Buzzfeed #dataviz is one of the most interesting interactive maps I’ve ever seen. See if planes are flying around in your city.

#4 Beyond the Sea

Beyond the Sea

Source: Andy Woodcruff. http://andywoodruff.com/blog/beyond-the-sea/

When you’re on the beach and you stare out into the ocean, what’s on the other side? Andy Woodcruff’s incredible maps show that the answer isn’t just a straight line to the other side of the map. Crooked shorelines and the earth’s curvature make for an interesting swim for anyone who wants to find out themselves.

#5 Experience Driving a Porsche

Porsche Blackbox

Porsche Blackbox. http://onformative.com/work/porsche-blackbox

Porsche BlackBox is an animated visualization of the driving experience of a Porsche. Sleek, powerful and beautiful.

#6 Chart Your Stories

Chart Your Story

Beam. https://venngage.com/chart-your-story

Inspired by Humans of New York, Chart your Story is an attempt to tell personal stories using photography and simple charts. Each story allows you to explore the numbers beyond the words.

#7 Dear Data

Dear Data

Dear Data. http://www.dear-data.com

Dear Data is a year-long, analog data drawing project by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec. The two women’s weekly cross-continent correspondence is recorded on 52 hand-drawn postcards.

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