Who sang what?

March 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

Sometimes you discover online something that combines two things you love and then you realize that all that procrastination was actually worth it. So for today’s pleasure combo I present to you one three Beatles infographs, charting the instrumentation of all of their songs, in their three phases.

I consider the haircut chart a bonus:

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By Pop Chart Lab

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Data never sleeps

July 30, 2012 § 1 Comment

Data never sleeps? Well yes, if you consider that 206.166.667 mails are sent, 342 blog posts are published, 100.000 tweets are sent, 751 new websites are created every single minute of the day.

Infographic created by Domo

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A girl with colitis goes by…

March 29, 2012 § 4 Comments

In the early days of the web, Am I Right was one of the funniest sites there was: a database of misheard lyrics. The misunderstanding of the psychedelic Beatles lyrics “A girl with kaleidoscope eyes” with the absurdist “A girl with colitis goes by” is still one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard.

The Beatles mondegreen

And now there is a wonderful infograph by direct lyrics, to summarize the most common mistakes. Wasn’t it about time?

Adele mondegreen

By the way, Am I Right has also published a collection of misheard lyrics in Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza: And Other Misheard Lyrics.

See the full infograph after the jump.

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Are you part of the 1 percent?

March 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

What are the odds that you are part of the 1 percent ? Martin Venezky answers the question with this amazing Op-Art piece for the New York Times Opinion Page on the 1-percenters of the US population.

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The crazy world of visual hallucinations

March 7, 2012 § 3 Comments

An infographic on hallucinations? Well yes. Insanely cool.

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What happened on the internet in 2011?

January 24, 2012 § 1 Comment

We know what happened last year on the internet, but this year? The London design agency Syzygy weaves together “20 greatest, funniest and most insane internet events from 2011.”

Can you recognise them?

20 Things that happened on the internet in 2011

via Fast Company Co.Design

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The history of Western typefaces

December 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

You know it already. itsasmallweb loves words and their design, we are obsessed with fonts and typefaces and that is why we got really excited with Mashable’s infographic: A History of Western Typefaces. Here is their story:

See the full infographic after the jump

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What goes with what?

October 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

What goes with what? Do oysters go with asparagus, bacon and mozzarella? Taste Buds: Complementary flavours, an extremely interesting and accurate infographic created by David McCandless and Willow Tyrer, recommends different herbs, spices and ingredients, for different types of food in order to create a good-tasting meal.

via Information is Beautiful

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In 60 seconds

August 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Every 60 seconds, 168 million emails are sent, more than 13,000 iPhone applications are downloaded, over 600,000 search queries are made,  more than 98,000 tweets and more than 1,500 blog posts are published.Pretty amazing, don’t you think?In 60 seconds

via TechPages

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What a bloody mess

July 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Thanks to Dexter and CSI, we all became expert in identifying the profile of a murderer through the spatter of blood in a crime scene. We know what a bloodstain pattern analysis is and we can define the date and time of the crime, the type and velocity of the weapon and if the assailant was left or right handed. Is this normal?

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1984, A brave new world

June 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

How did the future that George Orwell and Aldous Huxley visualised turn out to be? The following infographic, created by Column Five for Akorn Entertainment, compares the concepts of 1984 and Brave New World to the current state of the Internet, as it has been evolved through the Internet censorship techniques of the East and the continuous stream of trivial information of the West.

via Visual News

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Making (non) sense

June 14, 2011 § 2 Comments

There is an infographic for everything. From comparing the most controversial figures, like the Beatles & Jesus or even Kanye West to Bob Dylan, to unraveling the universe of your social self and from exploring theories, genres and art movements, such as science fiction or graffiti and street art to explaining the form of the infograph itself in a rather self-referential mode.

It is the new form of conveying easily and visually appealing information, but Chad Hagen’s ‘Nonsensical Infographics’ convey no information, they play rather with form than function and remain visually challenging.

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If the world were a village of 100 people

June 3, 2011 § 1 Comment

If the world were a village of 100 people, how things would be divided?

We have seen all sorts of infographics, but these infographs in the form of a poster by Toby Ng Design display the spread of population around the world under various classifications.

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The internet in 2015

June 2, 2011 § 2 Comments

How different will our digital life be in just four years from now? Watch this superb infographic video, “Digital Life: Today and Tomorrow,” created by NeoLabels and Inés Leopoldo to find out. It lasts almost 8 minutes, but worth every second.

via Fastcodesign

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The universe of social networks

May 23, 2011 § 3 Comments

The Geosocial universe

Infographic created by JESS3

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How big is our universe?

May 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

We often feel alone and unprotected in this vast universe. But really, how big is our universe? This fascinating interactive animation explores the known universe, from Quantum foam to the Virgo Galactic Group.

via PSFK

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The world, what a bloody place!

May 13, 2011 § 2 Comments

We already know that the world is not a peaceful place and that the reality of war counts million casualties. 100 years of world cuisine, a project by Clara Kayser-Bril, Nicolas Kayser-Bril and Marion Kotlarski, depicts, in an innovative, but shocking way, the last bloody 100 years of wars and conflicts.

Replacing blood with red liquid and using measured amounts, 100 years of world cuisine visualises 38.000,000 deaths caused in 25 conflicts from 1915 to present.See the graph after the jump

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The end of computers

May 11, 2011 § 2 Comments

Almost every year, we spend hours or days thinking about the new, faster, smaller, lighter computer we will buy. But what if we can’t buy new computers anymore? Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore  noted in 1965 that the number of components used in integrated circuits had doubled every year from 1958 until 1965 and predicted that the trend would continue for “at least ten years”.

Computers continue to get faster every year by packing more microscopic transistors onto the surface of a microchip, but for how long? According to Moore’s law, the end of computers will arrive around 2023, the date that they won’t be able to get any smaller.

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The Beatles, more popular than Jesus?

April 26, 2011 § 1 Comment

Since there is not another band or musician that can challenge the popularity of the Beatles, the only one who can is Jesus.Beatles more popular than Jesus?

So, which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity?

via Daily Infographic

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Read it elsewhere

April 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Mainly infographs on this set of quick links:

  • The great toilet paper debate (infograph) – buzzfeed
  • This kind of video is not my cup of tea, but this one is really incredible: skiers jump off a cliff to escape an avalanche (video) – youtube
  • How to chart roads on Google Maps – GOOD.is
  • MoMA, you call yourself a museum? – Alltop
  • Interactive tweet topic infograph – Tweet topic explorer
  • 10 consistent songwriters – flavorwire
  • Infographs created in physical space – geekosystem
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