Visual Miscellany

Haven’t had time to create any new tutorials, or sketchnotes, or infographics this week and I’ve come across a mixture of interesting articles and items in the visual thinking world that I haven’t had time to explore as much as I’d like, so I thought I’d post them here to share and explore later.

2012 Feltron Report

The 2012 Feltron report just came out this week. Produced by information designer Nicholas Felton, these much anticipated yearly reports are full of self-quantification data collected over the year and presented in a stylish data viz infographic. It’s always interesting to see how Felton displays his data. Fast Company Design published a nice little article, Nicholas Felton Unveils His Latest Annual Report, if you want more background.

Other Infographics

While the Feltron Report will get a bunch of Internet buzz, I came across a couple of other infographics this week that I thought were interesting as well. While I’m not a fan of many of the infographics on, I thought these two were worth sharing.

Through the Gyre

The 8 most frequent diseases of the past 91 days

Color Theory and Mapping

Miranda Mulligan, executive director of Northwestern University Knight Lab, and formerly design director for digital at the Boston Globe, wrote an interesting article on how subtle choices can affect how we read maps and visualizations.

SXSW Sketchnotes

SXWS Interactive just wrapped up and if you didn’t get a chance to go, check out┬áPatrick Ashamalla’s fantastic sketchnotes of the keynotes.

Ok, enough miscellany for one post. I’ve got some other things I want to explore and hopefully post this weekend.