The most creative annual report ever?

Wondering how Sainsbury’s have been performing in 2010? You betcha!!
Excited about downloading the latest 200 page annual report pdf? Then you’re going to explode when you see their 3D interactive Sims-style store, complete with shopping list of the year’s performance.
Brilliant solution to a largely dull subject. Click the image to visit the report.

The Times’ iPad Infographics

Great interactive infographics from Applied Works for The Times’ £9.99 iPad app. Video below…

Gorgeous interactive World Cup calendar

Very pleasing Flash World Cup calendar.

And a slightly less successful version for World Cup 94…

The Oil Spill Disaster Facts – at a glance

The thing about infographics, such as this one from Infographic World is that, when they’re done right they deliver information at breakneck speed. Even if this isn’t information you enjoy reading – such as this instant analysis of the current oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Infographics explain the complex quickly, even if the facts are grim

Designers all still at lunch? Choose a typeface the easy way…

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Hans Rosling on TED.com

I have never seen data presented quite like this, pure genius.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Google in one MASSIVE infographic

That’ll be the decade then!

Everything noughties in one lovely table.

Picturing the past ten years

Best wedding invite ever?

SO sweet!
SO sweet!

Kinetic Typography

Network won an Oscar, thanks to this brilliant speech, now someone’s gone and illustrated it in type.

Olly Moss

Remix infographic

foodchain

Really like this stuff by Olly Moss, who has lots more on his site and Flickr.
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A different way to look at copy

Word clouds are nothing new, but  wordle is an easy, fun way to create them. You can play with the number of ‘hot words’ used, the colour set, orientation of the words… there are also a funky set of fonts on offer. But the real reason for my post is this: have you ever thought of creating a word cloud to see copy you’ve written in a new light? Since the relative size of words within the cloud is dictated by its frequency in the excerpt you use, it’s a leftfield way of keeping an eye on repetition, or even just to get a feel for the kind of language you’ve been using. Try it.

Word Cloud

Word Cloud