The Best American Infographics Trailer

The newest volume — fresh and visually arresting — in the acclaimed Best American series, showcasing the finest examples of data visualization from the past year. This volume is all about data visualization and infographics, and it looks exquisite!

The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media — from a striking breakdown of classic cocktails to a graphic tracking 200 influential moments that changed the world, to visually arresting depictions of Twitter traffic — reveals patterns in our lives and our world in fresh and surprising ways. In the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge — on the environment, politics, social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and more — to digest and to share with our social networks.

The Best American Infographics captures the finest examples from the past year, including the ten best interactive infographics, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world.

Full Disclosure, I was a part of the braintrust for this project and received a free copy of the book. (It looks magnificent, and is definitely worth the price on Amazon.)

Drew Skau is Visualization Architect at and a PhD Computer Science Visualization student at UNCC with an undergraduate degree in Architecture. You can follow him on twitter @SeeingStructure

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