Category Archives: Infographics

Infographic: An Illustrated Guide To The Galaxy Of Women’s Shoes

New from Pop Chart, the Charted Collection of Contemporary Footwear is a handy cheat sheet for any shoe closet.

Can’t tell the difference between a slingback espadrille wedge and a peep-toe ankle strap platform wedge? The prolific infographic design studio Pop Chart Lab has you covered. The Charted Collection of Contemporary Footwear is a handy, color-coded cheat sheet of the many shoes the modern woman might go sauntering—or, in some cases, teetering—out of the house wearing.

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Not to be confused with Pop Chart’s previous attempt to catalog all of Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes, the new chart breaks down all contemporary footwear into color-coded categories: gladiators, loafers, sneakers, high heels, sandals, lace-ups, T-straps, Mary Janes, and so on. Each of these categories is then, appropriately enough, arranged in boxes, which are connected to one another genealogically by dotted lines.

The Charted Collection of Contemporary Footwear catalogs more than 90 pairs of shoes, the combined price tag of which would doubtlessly stagger even Mr. Big. Luckily, the poster itself is much cheaper: in honor of New York Fashion Week, which gets underway today, the Charted Collection of Contemporary Footwear is available as an 18″ x 24″ print for just $23. Shoe collectors have something to aspire to.


Source: John Brownlee, An Illustrated Guide To The Galaxy Of Women’s Shoes, Co.DESIGN, Fast Company, September 4, 2014,

Infographic: Here’s to 2014 (Beutler Ink)


Simon Owens of Beautler Ink remembered earlier this year when I published the Beutler Ink Oscar’s best picture graphic: Well, Simon and the Beutler Ink team have been busy and just released their “Here’s to 2014″ illustration. It references every single major pop culture and news event in 2014, from Too Many Cooks to the death of Robin Williams.

Thanks, Simon for sending this to me. It is has been fun to search and find key events.

NOTE: If you have an interesting data visualization or infographic, please tell me about it and send me a full size image of it. I would be glad to blog about it.

Best regards and happy holidays,


Here’s to 2014!

Congratulations! We’ve made it through another spin around the sun,
What a ride it’s been; we sure had fun.
You were there for all the highs and lows,
The “Fancy” music and “basic” clothes.
The Lego Movie made it hip to be square,
and Matthew McConaughey was everywhere.
We made some new friends and lost some old,
We dumped ice on our heads and Malala was bold.
And because you were good, here’s a little treat,
An exciting, exclusive pop culture feat!
A gift to you, from Beutler Ink:
Here’s to 2014, see what you think!

A heartfelt thanks from all of us at Beutler Ink, and here’s looking forward to a great 2015!

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of Here’s to 2014!

We began preparation for our annual end-of-year pop-culture-and-news mashup in early October with a teamwide brainstorm. We collaborated in a shared Google doc where we listed all of the pop culture moments that defined the year. With a list in place, we started to imagine how we should depict these events. For instance, how do you visualize the polar vortex?

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Next, we decided on a setting. Last year’s Time Square scene provided a colorful and vibrant backdrop for a new year’s celebration, but rather than duplicate that space again this year we decided to try a different approach. After much deliberation, we settled on The Grand Budapest Hotel. Our team is full of Wes Anderson fans, and the hotel provided ample opportunities to bring together disparate scenes and events into one cohesive visual.

With a list of ideas complete and a setting established, the illustration could finally begin! This year, we enlisted the talents of Noah Smith, a longtime collaborator and friend, to bring our ideas to life. His process began with sketches: first a general layout based on themes and then a more robust sketch with every idea visualized.

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Once the sketches were finished, it was time to color the image. Noah explored a few possible treatments before landing on the style seen in the final graphic.

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Here is a full list of items included in the collage. How many can you identify?

The Guardians of the Galaxy
The LEGO Movie
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Fault In Our Stars
South Park mocks Lorde’s ubiquity
Ellen’s Oscar selfie
Lupita Nyong’o wins Oscar
Taylor Swift has first platinum album of the year
Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX [“Fancy”]
Pharrell Williams
New U2 album goes to 500 million iTunes accounts
Meghan Trainor [“All About That Bass”]
Sam Smith
Nicki Minaj [“Anaconda”]
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke releases $6 album on BitTorrent
Health Goth style
Basic Bitch style
Normcore style
The Simpsons turns 25
True Detective
The Walking Dead
How I Met Your Mother series finale
Pretty Little Liars 100th episode
True Blood series finale
Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
Last Week Tonight
Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy and to appear on the cover of Time Magazine
Game of Thrones Season Five
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey with Neil Degrasse Tyson
Gilmore Girls released on Netflix
Germany wins World Cup
Seahawks win the Super Bowl
LeBron James goes home to Cleveland
Spurs win the NBA championship
Winter Olympics in Sochi
Derek Jeter retires
Steve Ballmer becomes owner of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise
Roger Goodell is criticized; Bill Simmons is censored
Madison Bumgarner leads the San Francisco Giants to World Series victory
LA Kings win the Stanley Cup
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Kim Kardashian’s Paper Magazine cover
Jaden and Willow Smith transcend reality
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin “consciously uncouple”
Hacked celebrity nudes leak on Reddit
Ariana Grande is a diva
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wed in secret ceremony
Jay-Z is involved in elevator altercation with Solange
George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin
Scottish independence referendum
Two Supreme Court rulings bolster marriage equality
GOP owns the midterms
Nik Wallenda’s blindfold tightrope walk
Polar vortex
MH370 goes missing
Ebola outbreak
Ferguson and Eric Garner protests
Bring Back Our Girls
Hong Kong protests
Putin ferments unrest in Crimea
iPhone 6
Emojis are everywhere
Verizon vs. FCC
Uber vs. Lyft
Google glass
Apple Watch
Newsweek’s “The Face Behind Bitcoin” story
HBO Go slated to be released to the masses
Alex from Target
Apparently Kid
Slender Man
Too Many Cooks
Big Hero 6
The Broad City girls
Sarah Koenig from Serial Podcast
RIP Robin Williams
RIP Maya Angelou
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman
RIP Joan Rivers
RIP Shirley Temple
RIP Harold Ramis
RIP Casey Kasem
RIP James Garner
RIP Flappy Bird
Bonus easter egg: Bill Beutler, founder of Beutler Ink

Infographic: What is Chanukah?

Source: Terry Boyd, Terry Boyd: Chanukah, Thanksgiving, Rabbi Horovitz and the concept of ‘mitzvah’, Insider Louisville, November 24, 2013,


Infographic: Fox’s ‘Bones’ 200th Episode By the Numbers



My wife, Harriet, is a big Fox Bones TV show fan (affectionately know as Boneheads) and watches it religiously, so I had to post this infographic for her.

In celebration of the recent 200th episode of Bones, an army of fans teamed up with Fox to create a by-the-numbers tribute to the show in a way only a true Bonehead could. In the infographic, exclusive to Mashable, this is particularly evident in section 5, “the relations for the shippers.”

As fans know, Booth and Brennan’s road to martial bliss and baby has been a long and rocky one, filled with, apparently, 44 hugs, 36 kisses and 41 declarations of love. There’s also a highly entertaining look at the trajectory of their relationship.

Almost more impressive, though, is the sheer amount of information included. Every murder, suspect and even murder weapon is accounted for (to the best of the fans’ abilities, based on information presented in every Bones episode.)

Check out the infographic, below; then someone get these number-crunchers a job at the Jeffersonian.

I hope you love this as much as my “Bonehead” wife (hmmm, somehow that does not sound good in print).



Source: Sandra Gonzalez, Fan-made ‘Bones’ infographic gives by-the-numbers breakdown of the show,, December 4, 2014,


Infographic: Remembering John Lennon


For my generation, today was the day the music died with the senseless murder of John Lennon, one of the former Beatles.

I found this infographic by Ivan Ciro Palomino Huamaní, an infographic designer from Lima, Peru, with more than 10 years of experience and currently the Head of Infographics of the Epensa Group. Check out other work by Ivan here.

Best regards,



Infographic: Thanksgiving – Food, Fun and Facts

Thanksgiving Infographic

Source: Jessi Hargett, Photohistory: Thanksgiving Food, Fun & Facts, The Collegian, Bob Jones University, November 15, 2012,

Infographic: Paleolithic Diet – Paleo Diet Plan For Beginners

Paleolithic Diet Plan or Paleo Diet Plan

The paleolithic diet is also known as the caveman diet. It is an evolutionary diet that focuses on the food which humans had thousands of years ago.

What is paleo diet plan?

It is designed so as to emulate the diet of hominid species during palealithic era. In paleo diet plan one has to avoid the products unavailable in paleolithic era such as : dairy products, grains, legumes, processed oils, and refined sugar.

What are the benefits of paleo diet plan?

As paleo-style diet encourages us to take more fruits and vegetables, it indirectly helps to lower your sugar and sodium intakes. This is very helpful to build a lean, muscular physique.

Read More about benefits of paleo diet :

What are the cons of paleo diet plan?

This diet is not sustainable without a solid meal plan. You should have a strong paleo meal diet plan before starting the diet. To ease your work, here is a  healthy meal planner. We are including a a paleolithic diet infographic which is will be the perfect meal plan for your everyday routine.

Source: Health, Body and Beauty Tips


Infographic: Old World Language Families

The Old World Language Families infographic from Stand Still Stay Silent Comic shows the “roots” of our modern languages. Follow each language’s path from bush to roots and discover how closely languages are related to each other.

Language trees for the language lovers! I’ve gathered pretty much all the data for this from, which is an awesome well of information about language families. And if anyone finds some important language missing let me know! (Naturally most tiny languages didn’t make it on the graph, aww. There’s literally hundreds of them in the Indo-European family alone and I could only fit so many on this page, so most sub-1 mil. speaker languages that don’t have official status somewhere got the cut.)

Fantastic illustration that visualizes the evolution of all the modern languages! It’s a complex design that is intended for readers to dive deep and explore.

Knowing that the image itself will be shared as a stand-alone content piece, the image should include credits and links to the original site.


Old World Family Languages Infographic


Information Is Beautiful Awards 2014 Announced



Last Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, the third annual Information is Beautiful Awards celebrated data visualization at its best. Hundreds of entries were trimmed to an elite set of outstandingly illuminating infographics, over which the judges deliberated long and hard. Now, with thanks to their generous sponsors Kantar, here are the winners.

Data Visualization


Gold – Rappers, Sorted by Size of Vocabulary by Matthew Daniels

Silver – Weather Radials Poster by Timm Kekeritz

Bronze – The Depth of the Problem by The Washington Post

Special mention – The Analytical Tourism Map of Piedmont by Marco Bernardi, Federica Fragapane and Francesco Majno




Gold – Creative Routines by RJ Andrews

Silver – Game of Thrones Decoded by Heather Jones

Bronze – The Graphic Continuum by Jonathan Schwabish and Severino Ribecca



The Refugee Project by Hyperakt and Ekene Ijeoma

Gold – The Refugee Project by Hyperakt and Ekene Ijeoma

Silver – How Americans Die by Bloomberg Visual Data

Joint Bronze – Commonwealth War Dead: First World War Visualised by James Offer

Joint Bronze – World Food Clock by Luke Twyman


Motion infographic


Gold – NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life by Chris Whong

Silver – Beyond Bytes by Maral Pourkazemi

Bronze – Everything You Need to Know about Planet Earth by Kurzgesagt

Special mention – Energy by Adam Nieman




Gold – Selfiecity by Moritz Stefaner

Silver – OECD Regional Well-Being by Moritz Stefaner

Bronze – After Babylon by Sofia Girelli, Eleonora Grotto, Pietro Lodi, Daniele Lupatini and Emilio Patuzzo




Gold – RAW by Density Design Research Lab

Silver – Kennedy by Brendan Dawes

Bronze – Figure it Out by Friedrich Riha



Sam Slover, Wrap Genius

Sam SloverWrap Genius



Brendan Dawes, Kennedy

Brendan DawesKennedy




FFunctionWomen in Science and HP What Matters




Schwandt InfographicsBiobased Economy



The Rite of Spring by Stephen Malinowski and Jay Bacal

The Rite of Spring by Stephen Malinowski and Jay Bacal


Most Beautiful


RAW by Density Design Research Lab


Infographic: NFL East Stadiums Lead in Energy Efficiency


Hannah Cooley, from, sent me this infographic.

Hannah noted,

October. Leaves changing color, pumpkin spiced everything, and National

Energy Awareness Month! is celebrating this important month by highlighting another October staple – Football! Many NFL teams have taken great strides to “go green” and make their stadiums as energy-efficient as possible. From solar panels to car charging stations, check out which teams are dominating the game!

October is not only a time when the NFL football season swings into full gear, but also National Energy Awareness Month. There are actually significant parallels between the two, as more and more NFL teams have taken important strides in energy conservation within their stadiums. In honor of this important month, decided to combine these passions – Energy Conservation and the National Football League – into a helpful infographic. As you will see, the Philadelphia Eagles (ironically’s hometown team) seem to have the most green stadium and appear to be the most energy-conscious NFL franchise.

With the long-time rivalry of the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants scheduled in the month of energy awareness, they decided it would be fun to point out how these two match up in energy efficiency and highlight other NFL teams who lead in energy-saving initiatives. Needless to say, the whole NFC East comes out on top, but really it’s the Eagles who shine green!

*  Let the wind blow!  Lincoln Financial Field is the only NFL stadium to invest in wind turbines turning the Linc into an energy producer.

*  On the ground level, the battle of waste recycled has Philadelphia coming in with 99% versus the New York Giants at 33%.

*  Most of the NFL stadiums are investing big bucks in solar power in recent years, but let’s point out that the Giants have 1,350 and Philadelphia has 11,108… almost 10x the amount… Score!

*  San Francisco and New York have both spent billions on new stadium construction with only a portion on energy-efficient features.  Philadelphia’s overall costs have been significantly lower despite $30M in energy-saving upgrades.

*  Looking to charge your electric car?  You might need to drive a little west… although Philadelphia has yet to implement this function, they still led the league in almost ALL energy-efficient initiatives.  Go Eagles!

Best Regards,


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