TSA Library/Giveaway: Data Flow 2

23 July 2010

New book added to the ever expanding TSA Library. As with most additions, we’re giving away one free copy. See the bottom of this post for details.

Data Flow 2
Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

Editors: R. Klanten, N. Bourquin, S. Ehmann, T. Tissot
Language: English

Publisher: Gestalten
Release: February 2010
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Features: 272 pages, full color, hardcover

Data Flow 2 expands the definition of contemporary information graphics. The book features new possibilities for diagrams, maps, and charts and investigates the visual and intuitive presentation of processes and data. Eight comprehensive chapters illuminate how techniques such as simplification, abstraction, metaphor, and dramatization function. Data Flow 2 is a valuable reference offering practical advice, background, case studies, and inspiration.


Enter to win a free copy of Data Flow 2

To enter your name into the drawing, comment on this post with your favorite infographic from the last decade.

Fine print: Drawing ends Saturday, July 31, 2010. Winner will be picked at random. This drawing is open to everyone, even if you live in the far reaches of the planet. Please comment with a valid email so we can find you.

**** Winner announced: Congratulations to Annie Nguyen from Hawaii. ****


23 July 2010, 2:25 am Matteo says:

I love information graphics and this book it’s a must have!!!!

23 July 2010, 2:35 am Vaibhav says:

Nicholas Felton’s 2009 Annual Report.

23 July 2010, 2:53 am Sunny says:

Would love to have this book!
Arno Ghelfi’s infographic for Wired mag, the one about the price decline of gadgets, is my fave.

23 July 2010, 3:33 am La says:

This is an easy win: Stephen Taubman’s Mega Shark vs. Giant octopus infographic for the fact that its based on such a hilarious movie, its irreverent and its something that no one else would have thought to have done.

23 July 2010, 3:40 am Paul says:

Charting the Beatles by Michael Deal: http://www.mikemake.com/#72772/Charting-the-Beatles

Perhaps not earth-shattering but as a Beatles fan I’ve enjoyed it more than any other I can think of right now

23 July 2010, 3:57 am Ignatz says:

David McCandless – Time travel in popular film and tv.


“ULTRA PARADOX! Marty McFly meets the Star Trek crew and both battle The Terminator”

23 July 2010, 4:37 am Maxim says:

It’s got to be GOOD magazine’s infographic on Obama’s Presidential garden. For me they always kill it since they have interesting data/content in the first place, so the infographic actually has a message.


23 July 2010, 5:12 am Matt says:

‘Love will tear us apart again’ by Plusminus aka Peter Crnokrak. It’s a cheeky nod to the amount of merchandise that goes along with anything popular these days (and all the repetitions and rip-offs).

23 July 2010, 6:44 am Mira says:

I really really reaaaaaaaaaally want this book sooooooooooo badly!!!

23 July 2010, 7:21 am Eric says:

I enjoyed reading/watching the infographic about ‘the state of social porn’ on woorkup.com. Very informative ;-)

23 July 2010, 8:53 am Singh says:

There is one great piece of work I can remember, Felton’s FontShop 20 Years.
Fantastic stuff!
Nice book!

23 July 2010, 8:56 am Monica says:

Gavin Potenza for GOOD magazine. Great work.

23 July 2010, 9:02 am Tom Hughes says:

Jonathan Jarvis’ The Crisis of Credit.

23 July 2010, 10:12 am martin says:

YAY goergous book.
i really like the interactive olympic games map of the NYT.

23 July 2010, 11:06 am Aaron Winters says:

Without a doubt: http://www.27bslash6.com/p2p2.html

23 July 2010, 12:31 pm nicholas rocco says:

do want!

23 July 2010, 4:00 pm Chris Ritter says:

Anything made by Nicholas Feltron has the potential to be the best designed infographic, but this one’s the funniest http://www.meatsicle.com/images/articles/bacon-flowchart_1_original.jpg

23 July 2010, 5:29 pm Jason Grube says:

I’m a big fan of Christopher Niemann. I especially like his eggs to omelet infographic.

23 July 2010, 6:39 pm Ade says:

I really like this set of GOOD Transparencies series by Always With Honor. Especially, “The First Garden, a guide of the White House garden’s first harvest.” (Third image from the top)


24 July 2010, 12:26 am Annie says:

this is a toughie as i am really into informational graphics. i really like this tide one done by wilfred castillo.

24 July 2010, 12:51 am tuli says:

Nonsense infographics, the best info design in the world!


24 July 2010, 4:24 am aeon says:

definitely the rain project by jake hobart.


24 July 2010, 6:34 am David says:

Simon Mortimers infographic on the Iraq war, screen printed onto Shooting range targets.


24 July 2010, 7:29 am Cheryl says:

Jung and Wenig – Globalize Me!

24 July 2010, 10:29 am Bryce says:

catalogtree’s infographics are beautiful, dizzying, and informative.


24 July 2010, 7:53 pm Adam Williams says:

For me, it has to be the Muller-Brockmann infographic by Quetin Delobel. Its form was so fit for purpose and it has inspired so many imitators. The highest form of flattery, right? Hmm.

Ref: http://rathernice.net/2009/02/muller-brockmann-infographics/

25 July 2010, 12:15 pm philip says:

It’s hard to pick one infographic that stands out but this one below ranks amongst my favourites.

25 July 2010, 12:20 pm andy says:

want want want

i like the intone music map:


26 July 2010, 6:09 am Phil says:

everyones picking infographics from the past few years, My favorite is the 1972 NYC system map


26 July 2010, 6:10 am Loan Myers says:

I came across Chris Harrison’s work last year at Uni. I find his visualisation World City-to-City Connections to be absolutely stunning and very intriguing.

Look him up, it’s worth it.

26 July 2010, 9:01 am Jack says:

Purely from an entertainment point of view I very much enjoyed the Unified Bitch Theory


26 July 2010, 11:07 am Jennifer says:

Own Your C (Own Your Choices) is an interactive site that asks you questions on tobacco, health, culture, school, relationships and other topics. After each question you answer a graph pops up showing you how other people respond to the same question. You are able to narrow the results by choosing the age range, location or gender. It is an interesting site that uses interactive infographics to showcase how others in your community think. The infographics are simple but I think that highlights its success.


26 July 2010, 7:03 pm Francisco says:

What about Royksopp’s video REMIND ME?. That perhaps one of the best videos based on infographics. check it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo4u4JJAPGk&feature=avmsc2.
directed by the French motion graphics studio H5 (http://www.h5.fr/)

27 July 2010, 8:45 am sid says:

Visualizing randomness:


27 July 2010, 9:19 am rdrb says:

legend http://www.aaronkoblin.com/work/flightpatterns/

27 July 2010, 6:46 pm Christine says:

I love Kate Bingaman-Burt’s Obsessive Consumption series.

28 July 2010, 10:03 am elys says:

definitely the history of lolcats!
it’s ingenious!

31 July 2010, 2:01 am V says:

Johnathan Jarvis: The crisis of credit, for sure

04 August 2010, 2:56 am Giulia says:

I´m too late, but at least here i have a really good and interesting list of infographic!!!

24 July 2013, 5:39 am Bettie says:

Everything is very open with a really clear clarification of the challenges.
It was definitely informative. Your site is extremely helpful.
Many thanks for sharing!

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