Infographics

Rocket Size Comparison

Rocket Size Comparison

After offering up a size shootout between Star Wars spacecraft, MetaBallStudios decided to do the same with some real world rockets and spaceships, from the diminutive 42 foot Black Arrow to the ginormous Saturn V, which was over 360 feet tall. They should have included some model rockets for comparison.

If You Never Pooped Again

If You Never Pooped Again

Despite people’s discomfort with the subject, pooping is something we all do. For shits and giggles, The Infographics Show decided to answer the hypothetical question of what kinds of horrors would happen if you never dropped the kids off at the pool again.

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Most Popular Websites: 1996-2019

Most Popular Websites: 1996-2019

Remember when Excite!, Lycos, and Geocities were a thing? In one of its more fascinating moving bar charts, Data Is Beautiful looks back at the history of the Internet over more than two decades, tracking the biggest websites based on monthly visits. Yes, there was a time before Google, Facebook, and YouTube.

Programming Languages 1965-2019

Programming Languages 1965-2019

If you look back at how computers have been programmed over the years, the languages used have shuffled around quite a bit. From the early days of Fortran, to the rise of BASIC, to the explosion of Java, PHP, and Python, Data Is Beautiful charted the changing popularity of each major language over more than 50 years.

Star Size Comparison

Star Size Comparison

Don’t feel small and insignificant enough today? Here, watch this. 3D graphics expert Álvaro Gracia Montoya of MetaBallStudio puts the size of the Earth and our Sun into perspective alongside some of the other stars and planets in the universe.

Star Wars Size Comparison

Star Wars Size Comparison

As we’ve learned before, Alvaro Gracia Montoya of MetaBallStudios loves to compare the sizes of things. This time out, he shows us the vast differences in size of everything from a lightsaber to Yoda, to Starkiller Base, to Yavin Prime… and everything in between.

The 50 State Nightmares

The 50 State Nightmares

Neil Cicierega’s amusing video pokes fun at the numerous infographics and clips listing unique state attributes. Here, he runs down the strange and disturbing dreams that each of America’s 50 states experiences, in all likelihood due to some sort of chemical in the water.

Marvel Superhero Size Chart

Marvel Superhero Size Chart

With Ant-Man and the Wasp hitting theaters, Marvel figured it would be fun to offer up a size comparison of the flexibly-sized hero with some of their other characters. We had never heard of Simon “Throg” Walterson, but we so need a Pet Avengers movie now.

Star Wars Super Graphic

Star Wars Super Graphic

A spectacularly fun book for any Star Wars fan, graphic designer Tim Leong’s lighthearted paperback is packed with infographics, facts, and figures from what each lightsaber color means, to the heights of popular characters, to the Jedi High Council seating chart.

Toxicity Comparison

Toxicity Comparison

Size comparison guru Reigarw Comparisons looks at the lethality of a variety of substances, and tells us how much of each one we’d have to take in before we dropped dead. We’re not sure how many cats it would take to kill you though.

Compound Interest

Compound Interest

Chemistry teacher Andy Brunning’s website is packed with amazing scientific infographics which educate and entertain. The charts explain everything from the composition of spirits, foods, and products, to the origins of element names. Be sure to check out Andy’s book too!

Late Registration Sample Infographic

Late Registration Sample Infographic

WhoSampled and The Grammys celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kanye West’s sublime second album Late Registration by creating an interactive infographic, featuring links to the many songs that Yeezy sampled on the record and more.

Common Mythconceptions

Common Mythconceptions

Information is Beautiful compiled some of the most googled falsehoods as well as the actual facts behind them. The image on the site is a partial chart; the art print and the PDF contain 26 more items. Sources here.

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Superhero Movie Timeline

Superhero Movie Timeline

Comics Alliance made this neat chart that catalogs the announced lineup of superhero movies from Marvel/Disney, Warner Bros., Sony and Fox. 2017 is crazy packed. We can’t wait for Black Panther and LEGO Batman.

Everything About Planet Earth

Everything About Planet Earth

If you didn’t have the time to watch COSMOS, animated infographic experts Kurzgesagt created this short film which does its best to condense everything need to know about the composition of the Earth in just 7 minutes.

The Songs of Summer

The Songs of Summer

Philip Niemeyer made an infographic for The Boston Globe that charts the summer hit songs in the US for the past 100 years, with links to the songs or their videos. Waterfalls came out 19 years ago?! Man we’re old.

Hip Hop Vocabulary Chart

Hip Hop Vocabulary Chart

Data scientist Matt Daniels looked at the variety of words in the first 35,000 lyrics of various hip hop artists and then ranked them in an infographic chart. The winner? Aesop Rock. And DMX needs a dictionary.

Infographic: Binge Watching TV

Infographic: Binge Watching TV

Thinking about watching every episode of a show you’ve never seen? Nielsen put together this handy chart which helps you plan how many sick days you’ll need to take from work to catch up. We’re guessing this website came in handy.

Famous Movie Quote Charts

Famous Movie Quote Charts

Back in 2005, the American Film Institute presented their list of 100 best movie quotes. Designer Nathan Yau of Flowing Data turned the quotes into simple charts and put them into one large poster. You’re gonna need a bigger view.

Beer & Whiskey Diagrams

Beer & Whiskey Diagrams

Crate Style’s family tree posters both decorate and educate. Their already available beer chart explains the countless varieties of brew, while the forthcoming whiskey chart schools us on distilled spirits from around the world.

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History of Music Players Chart

History of Music Players Chart

Pop Chart Lab tracks the history of music players with The Advance of Audio Apparatuses. The 24″ x 36″ print contains 219 notable devices across 173 years, cataloging the transition from apparatus to app. Zoom in here.

Super Graphic

Super Graphic

Tim Leong’s book presents trivia about comic books and comic book characters using stylish charts and infographics. Hardcore comic fans shouldn’t expect an encyclopedia though: Tim seems to have focused more on fun than facts.

Pixar in Chart Form

Pixar in Chart Form

The guys at Vulture took several of Pixar’s most popular franchises, removed all of the good parts (animation, art, characters, story), and turned them into informative infographics which belong in some executive’s PowerPoint deck.

The Many Faces of Superman

The Many Faces of Superman

Superman has been with us for 75 years, and he’s had a different look for almost every one of them. See 170 different Men of Steel in this massive infographic courtesy of SupermanHomepage.

Controllers T-Shirt

Controllers T-Shirt

Pop Chart Lab updated their Evolution of Video Game Controllers infographic, converting it from a poster to a t-shirt. The graphic contains more than 100 controllers spanning 60 years of gaming.

Beertone Reference Guide

Beertone Reference Guide

Know anyone who likes beer and colors? The 200 shades of the Beertone Reference Guide will begin with bright beers and end with dark ones, and each will have its own picture and description.

Asteroid Visualization

Asteroid Visualization

Hacker/Astronomer/Gamer/DJ/Scotsman Scott Manley created this visualization of asteroid discoveries from 1980 to 2012. Don’t call Bruce Willis yet – each pixel is 500,000 km in distance.

Constitutions of Classic Cocktails

Constitutions of Classic Cocktails

68 cocktails with corresponding diagrams, mappings of spirits, garnishes, and more adorn this clever signed and numbered, limited edition guide to classic cocktails poster from the Pop Chart Lab.

Scary State Infographic

Scary State Infographic

This rather amusing infographic offer some frightening speculation on what’s coming to get us depending on where we live. We truly want to know why the Succubi is coming for Minnesota.

The Future According to Films

The Future According to Films

(NSFW Language) (Spoilers) Michael Hobson made a massive (about five mouse wheel scrolls!) timeline showing what’s in store in the coming years, if movies and TV shows are to be believed.

Jurassic Park Infographics

Jurassic Park Infographics

Just a little DNA and a God Complex, and you end up with an island full of raptors. Tal Moskovich helps us understand our prehistoric pals in this video, backed by Sam Neill’s movie dialogue.

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