Vizdium is our weekly roundup of the best infographics, data visualizations and design trends.
#1 The Panama Papers
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 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
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
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 is an animated visualization of the driving experience of a Porsche. Sleek, powerful and beautiful.
#6 Chart Your Stories
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 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.