An art historian and an art editor have teamed up to produce Information Graphics, a new Taschen publication (slated for release on May 27) that encyclopedically chronicles the images that make sense of the torrent of data rushing past us. The book itself provokes information overload with four hundred infographics about subjects from sleep to politics and four essays about the history of graphic design. Preview a few highlights from the collection below.
A circular wheel links Edgar Allan Poe with his influences and contemporaries.
The Guardian, in a graphic pegged to the 103rd Crufts Dog Show, lays out the costs of keeping pets fed, watered, and groomed.
Christoph Niemann humorously relates his attempts to get a night of sleep in a series of charts for the New York Times.
Do wars and earthquakes have a symbiotic relationship in our country? This infographic suggests they may be more closely connected than you think (just don’t let the pretty colors trick you into mistaking correlation for causation).