Posts Tagged ‘Best of 2010’

The 15 Best Speculative Fiction Books of 2010 [Best Of 2010]

07 Jan
We couldn't narrow it down to just ten, so here are our fifteen favorite books of 2010, including everything from the fantastical and epic, to the horrifying and futuristic. More »

The best infographics of 2010, according to Xan Sabarís

16 Dec
Xan Sabarís, former chief on infographics of the local spanish newspaper Diario de Pontevedra and now ruling the infographics department of China Daily News (what a change!) already chose his favourites for 2008, and now he does again. Comments on graphics are his.

Megagraphic: El Mundo on the Gran Vía of Madrid
One in a million. An authentic encyclopedia. And it's obvous they did an enormous effort with it. Something to keep in your house.
More on La Iguana Ilustrada (Juantxo Cruz's blog, chief of infographics at El Mundo)

Cutting the budgets: do it yourself (The Guardian)
Easy and direct, with a lot of information and makes the reader walk in the 'cutters' shoes. YOu can find very interesting things palying with it.
Click on the image for the interactive infographic

Netflix rents (NYTimes)
The big thing of this graphic is that stereotypes are true. Being a topic aparently uninteresting with the raw data, the infographic converts the information into a kind of sociodemographics lessons of the US.
Click on the image for the interactive infographic

And now, hs own three picks...

Rythm of the city
Now it's me (Chiqui) talking: I chose this infographic as one of the best of 2010. So I don't have much more to say...

(On we're back with Xan)
This and the next infographic were published in Diario de Pontevedra, and they were the only ones with some (good) feedback from the readers. I'm specially glad with the second one, about saving banks merging in Spain, that, being risky for what readers of the newspaper are used to, was useful for them.

Saving banks mergings

Terracota warriors
I choose it because this was my first feature at China Daily and because of the difficulty of the fact-cheking. I had to use a source abroad, because after a very difficult burocratic process, the chinese sources (the museum where warriors are) didn't want to give any information at all.


Best infographics of 2010 according to Pedro Jiménez

15 Dec
Pedro Jiménez, infographics journalist ar El Mundo de Valencia, picks his favourite infographics of 2010. He already chose his favourites for 2008, so I thank him twice his collaboration. The only problem  is.. that he didn't get the name of the media that published them, so corrections or any clues are welcome.

Formula 1. Arab Media Group
More infographics of this department in Haga clic para continuar

Tax cuts and the federal budget

Battle over Britain's skies. Daily Telegraph

And these are his own favourites, published at El Mundo (Valencia edition, Spain). You can see more on his blog. Interesting variety of styles

Carbon footprint

Formula 1 circuit

Two giants face to face