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.
Three of our graphics are included alongside graphics published by GOOD magazine, various Condé Nast magazines, the New York Times, and other international publications. They are: “How the World Feels about Green Brands,” “The Digital Dump” (both in partnership with GOOD), and “Hamburgers: The Economics of America’s Favorite Food,” (designed for Mint.com).
It’s an honor to be recognized for the quality of our work and to be included alongside some of the best designers in the world. Pictures of the book, our work, and some of our favorite inclusions are below.