Synopses & Reviews
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, to tweet, to share, to go viral.
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.
"Not only is it a thing of beauty its also a good read, with thoughtful explanations of each winning graphic and an entertaining forward by David Byrne." Nature
The newest volume — fresh and visually arresting — in the acclaimed Best American series, showcasing the finest examples of data visualization from the past year
About the Author
GARETH COOK, series editor, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a columnist at the Boston Globe,
and the editor of Mind Matters, Scientific American
s neuroscience blog.
DAVID BYRNE is a renowned artist, the force behind the Talking Heads and creator of the highly regarded record label Luaka Bop. He is a photographer, film director, and author.