In the past few years, the world has lost several remarkable artists, musicians, and other public figures, many of whom died young. This infographic illustrates 40 famous people who died under the age of 40. It’s divided into rows, based on the type of public figure. The first is artists, the second composers, the third musicians, the fourth scientists, and the fifth writers. … [Read more...]
Any pieces of content about history. Includes American history as well as worldwide.
Artist Natalia Bronshtein, a researcher and interactives editor at STAT, created this infographic to illustrate when different groups of people immigrated to the United States. The infographic was originally published on Insightfulinteraction.com in March 2015. Bronshtein, an immigrant herself, said she was inspired to create this piece because of the fervent political debate … [Read more...]
This infographic delves into a somewhat morbid but very interesting topic of mortality bills. It uses data gleaned from the Bills of Mortality, mortality statistics published in London beginning in the 17th century. Besides the number of deaths, the bills also contain information on the causes of death most common during that period. Some of the causes of death listed are quite … [Read more...]
Language is always evolving. Certainly our ancestors couldn’t have anticipated the word “selfie,” after all, and many folks would have a hard time deciphering the story of Beowulf in its original form. This infographic beautifully illustrates the evolution of linguistics from old-world language families to their present-day incarnations. It depicts the languages in the form of … [Read more...]
W.E.B. Dubois created hand-drawn infographics to depict what African American life was like in the late 19th and early 20th century. The set of 12 infographics, published in 1900, illustrates subjects including: the average income and expenditures of African American families in Atlanta, Georgia; the number of African Americans living in cities vs. rural areas; the assessed … [Read more...]