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Monday, May 16, 2011

Spend Money. Long Live Walmart.

The findings of this Walmart/Sam’s Club growth pattern chart may have been compared to the spread of wildfire but our first impression was the proliferation of an aggressive, deadly disease. Props to FlowingData for keeping us up to speed on the invasion.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:53 am  

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Appetite for Destruction

This unique infographic takes a creative approach to illustrating wartime bloodshed from 1915-present. Using approximation, the 100 Years of World Cuisine aims to “put a picture on these digits. A shocking, gory picture, like the reality of war. We wanted to give context, like a scale on which we could visualize each conflict next to the others.” In other words, demonstrate the bloody truth of war: Bloodthirst.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:01 am  

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Components of a Designer

In response to a healthy discussion on Core77, Michael DiTullo over at Design Mind visualized the ‘components of a designer’ as a Venn diagram seen above.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:43 am  

Friday, April 29, 2011

What did you pay attention to today?

Here’s one more infographic for the books. We get a kick outta GOOD’s latest effort which makes one wonder if in fact nihilism is a widespread epidemic in our culture (given the over-exposure of one particular recent event, that is).

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:23 am  

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Goods on How your taxes are spent

In honor of tax day the people over at GOOD visualize ‘how our taxes are spent’. To view the infographic in actual size, you know what to do.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:18 am  

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Daytum: An App to Visualize Your Life’s Statistics

For the last couple of years Nicholas Felton has obsessively documented his daily life with arbitrary statistics—the eventual result of his data collection are stunning visualizations in infographic form.

With the release of his Daytum iPhone App you can now do the same. Daytum enables you to record and visualize data about your own life. You decide what to keep track of and Daytum automatically creates the graphs. To learn more or to download the FREE app go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:26 am  

Friday, June 11, 2010

Let the Games Begin

Follow the games in style with David Watson’s double-sided poster set in Gotham. The piece was developed for Soccer Aid, a British charity that raises money for UNICEF. No doubt we will be following the U.S./England match come this Saturday.
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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:50 am  

Friday, May 7, 2010

Visualizing the cost of the Oil Spill in the Gulf



Good Magazine
has posted an informative infographic on the present cost of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. See the expanded version here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:34 pm  

Monday, May 3, 2010

Beware of The Dirty Dozen

In the current economy, many of us are looking for ways to cut costs. While buying organic is often preferred – Heidi Kenney’s downloadable Dirty Dozen Cheat Sheet can assist you in deciding whether it’s worth spending a little extra on organic bananas or organic apples, or the fruit/vegetable of your choice.

The quick-reference guide separates 27 common fruits and veggies into two categories: Those that usually have a low pesticide content and those that don’t.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:48 am  

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Adidas vs Puma vs Nike

In a few months the world will have its eyes on South Africa—the country hosting the largest sporting event in the world—the 2010 World Cup. The info graphic (seen above) depicts the three athletic footwear brands (Adidas, Nike, Puma) that will be battling for best representation, and visible association with top teams and players, during and after the global championship.

The graphic informs on the size (revenues), leadership, acquisition history and brand portfolios of Adidas, Puma and Nike—with Nike still being the global lead (in terms of revenue), but with Adidas catching up quickly.

Go here to view infographic at larger size.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:54 am  
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