The Blast

Charting the Beatles
January 20, 2010, 7:58 pm
Filed under: design, infographics, music, uncategorized

Michael Deal designed a series of visualizations based on the Beatles and their work. Here is part of one showing the Beatles work schedule (click to enlarge):

There are several others, including composition credits over time, song keys, and self references. Click here for all of them.

What a great idea… I’d like to see this done with all sorts of other kinds of music, such as hip-hop, classical and jazz.

via Kottke


Salary and Wages
July 24, 2009, 6:46 am
Filed under: economics, infographics has released their 2009 Payscale College Salary Report, and contains a few interesting tidbits of knowledge. One example, of many, are the top paying degrees by salary:

A couple things to note: these figures are for annual pay for those with Bachelors degrees, and not higher degrees; and this data is purely extracted from their 1.2 million users, and is not necessarily a representative sample of the real world. Of course, by excluding those with higher degrees, the median salary figures are skewed higher than if they would be otherwise. Payscale’s full methodology can be found here.

Along these same lines,effective today the federal minimum wage rises by 70 cents to $7.25 per hour. Not all states meet this level, and others exceed it. Some don’t have any minimum wage law requirement at all. Here’s a map:

via Economix and The Economist

Little Red Riding Hood – Infographic Style
April 20, 2009, 10:41 pm
Filed under: design, humor, infographics

My favorite part has to be the nutrition facts of grandma. What’s yours?

See for yourself on Vimeo

Reducing your water footprint
April 10, 2009, 6:50 pm
Filed under: design, environment, food, infographics

Good Magazine has a great infographic detailing how much water you use in a day, and some things you can do to use less.

Beef is crazy bad. Who knew?