For Pacific Standard’s May/June 2012 issue, Column Five collaborated with the magazine to produce an infographic describing the growth of the West Coast over the past 50 years. This two-page spread illustrates the rise of industry on the West Coast and examines the changes in immigration, manufacturing, and population growth over the past five decades.
We’re glad to be able to work with Pacific Standard as they transition to a new philosophy and direction. The magazine recently announced the appointments of the new Editor-In-Chief Maria Streshinsky, formerly with The Atlantic, and new President and Publisher P. Steven Ainsley, former publisher of The Boston Globe.
Continuing the tradition set by the now-rebranded Miller-McCune magazine, Pacific Standard will publish fact-based long-form journalism analyzing the world’s developing social and environmental issues, though now with a more modern look and feel. (more…)
We were happy to receive a copy of the new book by Sandra Rendgen and Julius Wiedemann, Information Graphics (TASCHEN Books, 2012), and were highly impressed by this collection.
Information Graphics offers a comprehensive look at infographics, provides insight into the theory behind them, and includes fantastic examples of work. The book features essays from many industry experts, including Sandra Rendgen, picture editor at German publications including Vanity Fair and Die Welt am Sonntag; Paolo Ciuccarelli, associate professor at Politecnico di Milano; Richard Saul Wurman, cofounder of the TED conference; and Simon Rogers, news editor at The Guardian. In addition to these thoughtful reflections on infographic creation, Information Graphics highlights work from industry titans such as Nigel Homes, one of the fathers of information graphics.
It’s an impressive work: hefty, well organized, deeply interesting, insightful, and full of some of the best infographics to be published in the last several years.
We’re happy to be able to say that some of them are ours. (more…)
We are happy to announce that the April contributions selected for the Data + Design Project are now live. A special thanks to this month’s contributors:
1. Adrian Walsh - http://cadrianwalsh.com/
2. Peter Orntoft - http://www.peterorntoft.com/
3. Jared Fanning - http://www.jaredfanning.com/
4. Matthew Korbel-Bowers - http://korbelbowers.com/
Some background on the project:
As ardent supporters of the union between data and design, the project is a curated gallery that showcases how flexible and beautiful data visualizations can actually be. With the Visual News website getting over 1.1 million monthly visitors, 18,000 Facebook fans and 4,000 Twitter followers, we hope this can become a valuable resource for inspiration.
Each month, a few designers are invited to create a data visualization piece, using data about a subject which interests them. We will be assigning a featured visualization theme at the beginning of the month, then it is up to the designer to decide how complex or simple they want to make their graphic based on that theme. Each week we will post another designer’s creation for all to learn from and enjoy.
Data is everywhere, and we want to see the many ways data from everyday life can be interpreted. For more information about the Data + Design project, or if you are interested in participating, click here.