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The true art of Infographic design from the top news outlets in the world - and a few words about plagiarism

December 11, 2014

No matter how hard you try, or how condemned the practice of plagiarism is, when it comes to visual journalism you still come across some shameless examples such as the one pointed out early this week, by professor Alberto Cairo. And this one, unfortunately, involved us.

The works in question belong to Nature magazine and the Spanish newspaper La Razón. We featured the graphic from La Razón in two occasions (here and here), and as soon as we got the notice from Alberto (who’s also a member of our editorial board), and checked the whole situation, we took down the infographics, leaving the update message you now see.

We also warned our good friend Saúl Castillo, from the blog (inconsolata) who published originally the plagiarized version, and he immediately wrote a post not only warning about the situation, but also demanding a correction from La Razón’s graphic desk – something we also hope it happens soon. You can read Saúl’s post in this Google Translate link.

We’d like to thank Kelly Krause (@kellybkrause), Nature’s Creative director, for reaching out, and Alberto also wrote about the Tumblr blog run by the magazine’s art desk. Lots of great examples of scientific information design over there, so we decided to feature some of those works as the opening picks of this post, besides the original work about the Ebola outbreak, that was published in Nature 514, 284–285 (16 October 2014).

Ebola by the numbers | Nature magazine

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Life under threat | Nature magazine

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Power Trip | Nature magazine

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A world of Depression | Nature magazine

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Science was definitely among the ‘hot topics’ of the week, and much due to the successful test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft – a great way to close a spetacular year for space exploration. Here are some of the infographics depicting the flight test:

Orion, a space capsule to go to Mars | Alan Jürgens | La Vanguardia

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Orion, the first step towards a trip to Mars | Daniel Martínez, Alfredo Peralta | La Razón

(image: La Razón)

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Orion | Fermin García, Juan Carlos Ramírez | El Universal

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And now, here are the remaining infographics of the week:

The CIA interrogation methods | El Pais

(image: La Razón)

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Timeline of Guantánamo Bay releases | The Telegraph

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25 years of The Simpsons | Cristina Claverol, Francina Cortés | El Periódico

El Periódico

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The tricks of climate politicians | Dieter Duneka, Dirk Asendorpf | Die Zeit

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Farewell to the master of Journalism | Diana Estefania Rubio | La Razón

(image: La Razón)

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America and Toluca in the semi finals | Visual Sports

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Two months of corruption scandals in Spain | El Periódico

(image: El Periódico)

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Spiritual and intellectual legacy | Juan Colombato, Enzo Oliva | La Voz Del Interior

(image: La Voz Del Interior)

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A new strategy against cancer | Daniel Martínez, Erick Zepeda | La Razón

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The full scale of Mexico’s disappearances | Telegraph

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The third project of the City of Justice | El País

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Plastic waste in the oceans | H. Anders | Berliner Morgenpost

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The events in Ferguson | Heglar Fleming, Francisco Solorio | La Tercera

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George Osborne launches £8bn tax raid on big business | Telegraph

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Pure Aztec Power | El Debate de Los Mochis

(image: El Diario Montañés)

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A sea of whales | David Vázquez Mata | El Diario Montañés

(image: El Diario Montañés)

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Berlin compared to other German cities | Christian Schlippes | Berliner Morgenpost

(image: Christian Schlippes | Berliner Morgenpost)

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Oil producers | El Periódico

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His heartbeat on a backpack | Erick Zepeda, Daniel Martínez | La Razón

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How to create a £500 luxury hamper on the cheap | The Telegraph

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Tragic robbery in Vigo | Óscar Ayerra, Alexia López | La Voz de Galicia

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Pikachu, the Japanese Mickey Mouse | Norberto Baruch | Tiempo Argentino

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Food Industry | El Pais

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Under siege, the ‘biased’ BBC fights for its life | Telegraph

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Lewis vs Nico | Martina Gil, M. Sanz, Miguel Á. Carbonero, Sofía Valgañón | Marca

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Among men | A. Fuchs, D. Momiroski | Die Zeit

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And now, the infographics from Visualoop Brazil:

Building companies quotes in the “Lava Jato” case | Eduardo Asta | Folha de S. Paulo

(image: Folha de S. Paulo)

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Brazilian-Chinese satellite | Estado de S. Paulo

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Projects built by the companies investigated | Veja

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How to behave at the company’s party | O Tempo

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Bus operating in São Paulo | Estado de S. Paulo

(image: O Estado de S. Paulo)

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The PCC connections | Estado de S. Paulo

The PCC connections, Infographic by O Estado de S. Paulo

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Chocolate | O Tempo

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IPTU 2015 | Gustavo Queirolo Pereira, Pedro Ivo Tomé | Folha de S. Paulo

IPTU 2015, Infographic by Folha de S. Paulo

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We’ll be back next week with more infographics – our last round up of the year, before we move on to the best infographics of 2014! Meanwhile, you can join thousands of Pinterest users who are following our boards – including the one with all the infographics published in this weekly column.

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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