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Some of the most impressive infographics of the year

December 12, 2013

Welcome to the first part of our picks of impressive print infographics featured here on Visual Loop, during 2013. As we explained here and here,these compilations are not an award, or anything like that. Instead, just a personal selection, picked among the hundreds we brought to you on a regular basis.

We started this weekly round-up of visual journalism back in February 2013, and it is by far the most challenging one of all of our compilations. Why? Well, simply because, despite all the ‘crisis’ in the print media industry, infographics in newspapers and magazines are far more popular than interactive ones. And the number of professionals doing them is huge, compared to the ones working for the Internet, as we see, for example, in our Portfolio of the Week section.

Also, it’s important to notice that only a very small fraction of the infographics published in major news outlets gets to our hands, either by submissions from the infographic designers themselves, or by getting published in the Internet by the newspapers and magazines, usually on their online galleries.

With all that said, there’s no question that the works we’re bringing here are definitively worthy of our attention and appreciation, and we sincerely hope you feel the same.

Here’s the first part of our favorite 100 print infographics of 2013:

City of Anarchy | Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post

City of Anarchy, infographic by Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post
(image: Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post)

Christianity then and now | Richard Johnson | The National Post

Christianity then and now, infographic by Richard Johnson | The National Post
(image: Richard Johnson | The National Post)

Active Ingredients | Luke Knox | The Boston Globe

Active Ingredients, infographic by  Luke Knox | The Boston Globe
(image: Luke Knox | The Boston Globe)

Oscar 2013 | Elizabeth Cuevas | La Razón de México

Oscar 2013  , infographic by Elizabeth Cuevas | La Razón de México
(image:Elizabeth Cuevas | La Razón de México )

The memorable jump | Mario Palomera, Carlos López | La Razón de México

The memorable jump, infographic by Mario Palomera, Carlos López | La Razón de México
(image:Mario Palomera, Carlos López | La Razón de México )

Google Glasses | Estefan Cuanalo, Teresa Moreno | Xinhua News Agency

Google Glasses, infographic by Estefan Cuanalo, Teresa Moreno | Xinhua News Agency
(image: Estefan Cuanalo, Teresa Moreno | Xinhua News Agency)

Julio Verne | Ivan Ciro P. Huamani

Julio Verne, infographic by Ivan Ciro P. Huamani
(image:Ivan Ciro P. Huamani )

Horse slaughter in Canada | Andrew Barr, Richard Johnson | National Post

Horse slaughter in Canada, infographic by Andrew Barr, Richard Johnson | National Post
Andrew Barr, Richard Johnson | National Post

A life dedicated to Socialism | Benildo Concoguá Gutiérrez | Prensa Libre

A A life dedicated to Socialism, infographic by Benildo Concoguá Gutiérrez | Prensa Libre
(image:Benildo Concoguá Gutiérrez | Prensa Libre)

Border Security | Danielle Rindler | Arizona Republic

Border Security, infographic by Danielle Rindler | Arizona Republic
(image: Danielle Rindler | Arizona Republic)

The Faberge Eggs | Dancsák András | Népszabadság

 Faberge egg , infographic Dancsák András | Népszabadságby
(image:Dancsák András | Népszabadság)

Caught in the Blast | Graham Roberts | The New York Times

Caught in the Blast, Infographic by Graham Roberts
(infographic: Graham Roberts | The New York Times)

In majors, a Swing and a Mistery | Shan Carter, Kevin Quealy, Joe Hard | The New York Times

In majors, a Swing and a Mistery, Infographic by Shan Carter, Kevin Quealy, Joe Hard
(infographic: Shan Carter, Kevin Quealy, Joe Hard | The New York Times)

Dengue | Gonzalo Hernández Arias

Dengue, Infographic by Gonzalo Hernández Arias
(infographic: Gonzalo Hernández Arias)

2013 Chinese budget | Gabby | Digital Review

2013 Chinese budget, Infographic by Gabby

(infographic: Gabby | Digital Review)

Iron Man 3 | Christian Dominguez | LPG

Iron Man 3, Infographic by Christian Dominguez  | LPG
(image: Christian Dominguez | LPG)

Mining for Gems | Joe Ward, Kevin Quealy | The New York Times

Mining for Gems, , Infographic by Joe Ward, Kevin Quealy - The New York Times
(image: Joe Ward, Kevin Quealy | The New York Times)

Picking a New Pope | Richard Johnson, Mike Faille, Andrew Barr | National Post

Picking a New Pope, infographic by Richard Johnson, Mike Faille, Andrew Barr | National Post
(image:Richard Johnson, Mike Faille, Andrew Barr | National Post )

Capital Sins | Oscar Corvera, M. Duarte, Jorge Contreras | La Prensa Grafica

Capital Sins, Infographic by La Prensa Grafica
(infographic: Oscar Corvera, M. Duarte, Jorge Contreras | La Prensa Grafica)

Fashion in Baseball | Oscar Iván Castro García | Récord

Fashion in Baseball, Infographic by Récord
(infographic: Oscar Iván Castro García | Récord)

The road to civil war in Syria | Nigel Hawtin | New Scientist

The road to civil war in Syria, Infographic by New Scientist
(infographic: The road to civil war in Syria | Nigel Hawtin | New Scientist)

Saturn | Charles Apple | Focus

Saturn, Infographic by Charles Apple | Focus
(infographic: Saturn | Charles Apple | Focus)

Messi’s injuries | Manuel Cabrera Patiño | El Telegrafo

Messi's injuries, Infographic by Manuel Cabrera Patiño | El Telegrafo
(infographic: Messi’s injuries | Manuel Cabrera Patiño | El Telegrafo)

Lolo Fernández | Jean Izquierdo Villalobos | La Industria

(image: Jean Izquierdo Villalobos | La Industria)
(image: Jean Izquierdo Villalobos | La Industria)

Czech radio broadcasting 90th anniversary | Jan Turnovec | Denik

Czech radio broadcasting 90th anniversary. infographic by Jan Turnovec | Denik
(image: Jan Turnovec | Denik)

Fingerprint security | Estefan Cuanalo, Teresa Moreno | Xinhua News

Fingerprint security, infographic by Estefan Cuanalo, Teresa Moreno | Xinhua News
(image: Estefan Cuanalo, Teresa Moreno | Xinhua News)

Mount Everest | Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post

Mount Everest, infographic by Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post
(image: Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post)

Rafael Nadal: the King of Roland Garros returns | Douglas Okasaki | Gulf News

Rafael Nadal the King of Roland Garros returns, infographic by Douglas Okasaki | Gulf News
(image: Douglas Okasaki | Gulf News)

Oval Office in the Sky | Andrew Wong, Gustavo Pabon, Judy Weinberg | Newsday

Oval Office in the Sky, infographic by Andrew Wong, Gustavo Pabon, Judy Weinberg | Newsday
(image: Andrew Wong, Gustavo Pabon, Judy Weinberg | Newsday)

Shelf Life | Marcelo Duhalde | Times of Oman

Shelf Life, infographic by Marcelo Duhalde | Times of Oman
(image: Marcelo Duhalde | Times of Oman

Humboldt Penguins | Billy Melgar Guzman | Prensa Libre

Humboldt Penguins, infographic by Billy Melgar Guzman | Prensa Libre
(image: Billy Melgar Guzman | Prensa Libre)

Too Many Children Go Unvaccinated | Jan Willem Tulp | Scientific American

Too Many Children Go Unvaccinated , infographic by  Jan Willem Tulp | Scientific American
(image: Jan Willem Tulp | Scientific American)

Rafel Nadal | Mariano Zafra | El País

Rafel nadal, infographic by Mariano Zafra | El País
(image: Mariano Zafra | El País)

World’s largest Column | Raúl Camañas, Clara Penín | La Vanguardia

World's largest Column, infographic by Raúl Camañas, Clara Penín | La Vanguardia
Raúl Camañas, Clara (image: Penín | La Vanguardia)

Superman,the man of steel | Christian Dominguez | LPG

Superman,the man of steel, infographic by Christian Dominguez | LPG
(image: Christian Dominguez | LPG)

Yankee Stadium | Marca

Yankee Stadium, infographic by Marca
(image: Marca)

Urumaco Giants | Nicolas Ramallo | Rio Verde magazine

Urumaco Giants, infographic by Nicolas Ramallo | Rio Verde magazine
(image: Nicolas Ramallo | Rio Verde magazine)

High heels can be a pain in the feet | The Washington Post

High heels can be a pain in the feet, infographic by The Washington Post
(image: The Washington Post)

Riots in Brazil | Le Monde

Riots in Brazil, infographic by  Le Monde
(image: Le Monde)

“Isch bin ein Berliner!” | Christian Schlippes | Berliner Morgenpost

50th anniversary of the Kennedy-Speech in Berlin, infographic by Christian Schlippes
(image: Christian Schlippes)

Cyber Attacks | Pedro Javier Arbeláez | El Colombiano

Cyber Attacks, infographic by Pedro Javier Arbeláez
(image: Pedro Javier Arbeláez )

Tour 100 | Raúl Camañas | La Vanguardia

Tour 100, infographic by Raúl Camañas | La Vanguardia
(image: Raúl Camañas | La Vanguardia)

Nuclear Weapons | Sheikh Parveez Ahmad | Greater Kashmir

Nuclear Weapons, infographic by Sheikh Parveez Ahmad | Greater Kashmir
(image: Sheikh Parveez Ahmad | Greater Kashmir)

Six years of French domination | El Correo

Six of French domination, infographic by El Correo
(image: El Correo)
Six of French domination, infographic by El Correo
(image: El Correo)

Cyber Spionage | Nicolas Rapp | Fortune magazine

Cyber Spionage, infographic by Nicolas Rapp | Fortune magazine
(image: Nicolas Rapp | Fortune magazine)

Nelson Mandela | Jean Izquierdo Villalobos | La Industria

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Nelson Mandela
(image: Jean Izquierdo Villalobos | La Industria)

Train accident in Santiago de Compostela | El País

Train accident in Santiago de Compostela, infographic by El País
(image: El País)

The best and worst major areas for poor, middle-class and rich children | Amanda Cox, Shan Carter | The New York Times

The best and worst makor areas for poor, middle-class and rich children, infographic by Amanda Cox, Shan Carter | The New York Times
(image: Amanda Cox, Shan Carter | The New York Times)

Little Dragon | Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post

Little Dragon, infographic by Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post
(image: Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post)

Perilous Journey | Fernando G. Baptista, Victoria W. Mason, Daniela Santamaría | National Geographic

Perilous Journey , infographic by Fernando G. Baptista, Victoria W. Mason, Daniela Santamaría | National geographic
(image: Fernando G. Baptista, Victoria W. Mason, Daniela Santamaría | National Geographic

 

Next week, part two of this post, so keep watching this space!

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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