It was Apicius, a Roman gourmet of the 1st Century, who allegedly coined the phrase “We eat first with our eyes” (Delwiche, 2012). Although you probably won’t start to salivate just by looking at these beautiful-made infographics, it is definitely a feast to the eyes. Enjoy the delicious visual exploration of foods and drinks, as well as practical tips and techniques that are indispensable in the kitchen and for throwing the best stress-free parties.
“Excellent science needs excellent design”, is the motto of The Science Communication Lab, an award-winning company located in Kiel, Germany. Their design is mesmerizing. They specialize in developing innovative and interactive visualizations for the sciences, such as interactive posters, information graphics, animations, digital exhibits or data visualization for the transfer of knowledge inside teams, as well as for public communication.
What is a solar eclipse? Where can you see it? How can you see it? And why should you watch it? – to answer these questions the World Science Festival team created this awesome infographic for all curious people looking forward to August 21, 2017. Unfortunately for many of us, including me, only America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse on this date.
Compound Interest is an impressive collection of graphics that take a closer look at the chemical compounds we come across in our daily life. Answering questions such as “Why does smoking meat change its flavor?” and “What causes the bitterness and dry sensation in red wine?”, Andy Brunning, a chemistry teacher by day and the mastermind behind Compound Interest by night, sparks not only the curiosity of his students but also of an audience beyond the classroom – Brunning has more than 17 000 followers on Twitter and 227 000 Facebook likes.
While attempting to inspire his students with visually appealing posters, Brunning found that there was not so much choice on the internet. He, therefore, started to create his first infographics for his class and later posted them on the Internet for others to download. Over the past three years, he published his first book Why Does Asparagus Make Your Wee Smell? And 57 Other Curious Food and Drink Questions and his work has been featured on websites including The Guardian, Huffington Post and Smithsonian.
To see more of Brunning’s work, go to http://compoundchem.com. All the graphics are free to download for educational purposes.
Manuel Lima is a data designer & the founder of Visual Complexity, a resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. He speaks frequently at seminars, schools, and festivals around the world about the field of Information Visualization.
Following the popular “The Book of Trees” (about the history of tree diagrams) and “Visual Complexity” (about the representation of networked information), Manuel Lima brings us now a new book called “The Book of Circles”, a compendium of 300+ detailed and colorful images of circles from around the world that date from thousands of years ago up to the present day. You can read more about it here or buy the book here.