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100 print infographics that summarize 2015 – I

The year in visual journalism, with pieces from the top newsrooms and graphic desks

December 10, 2015

After starting yesterday with the first half of our favorite 100 interactive maps of 2015, it’s time to turn our attention to the print infographics that we featured on a weekly basis in our column “This is Visual Journalism”.

These visual masterpieces depict in a unique way what the year that’s about to end was all about – filled not only with violent, terrifying moments, but also with exciting deeds and inspirational stories. Unfortunately, for a huge part of the world, the latter pales in comparison to the humanitarian crisis and economical and political chaos in Europe and the Middle East, but we decided not to focus solely on these topics – we’ll actually talk – and show – more about this particular issue in an upcoming post, early next year.

For now, we hope you enjoy the first part of this round up, that mixes infographics published in our gallery by our users with others collected from the Internet, all of which were featured in at least one of our posts during the year. So, like we always state in these types of posts, this should not be considered as a “best of the year” article, but instead an “infographic snapshot” of what happened during 2015. We also left out the ones from Brazil, to be featured in a single post soon, similarly to what we’ve done in previous years.

We did tried to pick mostly works that represent the major topics of the year, and from a variety of publishers, but it’s obvious that, depending on the subject in hand, this selection could include a lot more infographics. For example, you can explore more terrific infographics about the terrorist attacks in Paris early in the year, as well as the latest ones in November, 13; the Germanwings flight 9525 accident; the Pluto FlyBy or the solar eclipse; or about sports events, such as the Copa AMérica or the Champions League; and about historical dates, like the 200 years of the Battle of Waterloo or the 75 years since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.

Finally, when speaking of visual journalism, we need to mention the world’s most important event in this field, the Malofiej World Summit. We were fortunate enough to attend this past edition, so, in case you haven’t read it yet, don’t miss the complete coverage we made – including this post with the winners in the print categories.

Now, here’s the first part of our selection:

From the terrorist attacks to the final police assault | D. Aguirre, M. Vaquero, I. González | El Mundo

(image: El Mundo)

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Cuba-USA relationship | Le Monde

(image: Le Monde)

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Youth unemployment in EU | Mário Malhão | Diário Económico

 

10 years after the earthquake | Corriere della Sera

(image: Corriere della Sera)

(Via)

2015 AFC Asian Cup Venues & Schedule | Antonio Farach, Winie Ariany and Marcelo Duhalde | Times of Oman/Al Shabiba

 

Greece votes, Europe trembles | T. Gallardo, T. Nieto | La Razón

(image: La Razón)

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The infamy of Auschwitz | Alan Jürgens, Clara Penín | La Vanguardia

(image: La Vanguardia)

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The pixelated world of Mario | Norberto Baruch | Tiempo Argentino

 

The scourge of Boko Haram in Nigeria | Jules Grandin, Flavie Holzinger, Delphine Papin | Le Monde

(image: Le Monde)

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Two queens, 127 years | New York Magazine

(image: New York Magazine)

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All the Golden Ball winners | Corriere della Sera

(image: Corriere della Sera)

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Conquering the mountain | La Voz del Interior

(image: La Voz del Interior)

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A clear view into space | Cyprian Lothringer, Dirk Asendorpf | Die Zeit

(image: Die Zeit)

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The Nicaragua Channel | Erick Zepeda | La Razón de Mexico

(image: La Razón)

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Ukrainian civilians struggle to escape the fighting | Karoun Demirjian, Gene Thorp | The Washington Post

(image: The Washington Post)

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Measles, a race to eradication | Nature magazine

 

Europe’s space shuttle | Alan Jurgens | La Vanguardia

(image: La Vanguardia)

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The universe of Cinema around a statue | Mário Malhão | Diário Económico

 

Women in development | Valerio Pellegrini | Corriere della Sera – La Lettura

 

Most Powerful Leagues 2014-2015 | Times of Oman / Al Shabiba Graphics

 

One million deaths | Nature

[Update: this infographic shared in our gallery is actually from 2013, as pointed out by Nature’s Jasiek Kr on Twitter; so, in the second part of this post we’ll add an extra infographic, to make the 100 from 2015]

 

Tragedy in the Alps | El Correo

 

Water conflicts in the World | Corriere della Sera

(image: Corriere della Sera)

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Total solar eclipse | C. G. Simón | ABC

(image: ABC)

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The history of Voyager 1 | Marco Giannini | La Repubblica

 

Two centuries of magnificence | Billy Melgar Guzman | Prensa Libre

 

Jules Verne | Fernando Montoya Flores | La Razón

(image: La Razón)

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The world’s greatest storytellers | Raconteur / The Sunday Times

(image: Raconteur / The Sunday Times)

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A dark week | Óscar Ayerra | La Voz de Galicia

(image: La Voz de Galicia)

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Who killed the old TV? | Clara Penín | La Vanguardia

(image: La Vanguardia)

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Valar Morghulis | Shelly Tan, Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post

(image: The Washington Post)

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Supernova | Alan Martínez | Xinhua News

(image: Xinhua News)

(Via)

The super fight cheat sheet | Times of Oman

(image: Times of Oman)

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Avengers Age of Ultron: Drawing the lines of war | Gulf News

 

UK elections | Delphine Papin, M. Bailoni | Le Monde

(image: Le Monde)

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Berlin after the Second World War | Christian Schlippes | Berliner Morgenpost

(image: Berliner Morgenpost)

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Deadly migrant routes | Jules Grandin, Flavie Holzinger | Le Monde

(image: Le Monde)

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Hitler’s bunker | La Tercera

 

Russia loses control of satellite | Daniel Martínez, Alfredo Peralta | La Razón

(image: La Razón)

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A world of languages | Alberto Lucas López | South China Morning Post

(image: South China Morning Post)

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History is also a victim of ISIS | La Voz del Interior

(image: La Voz del Interior)

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The end of Napoleon | El Correo

(image: El Correo)

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Berlin’s divided once again | Fernando Montoya Flores | La Razón

(image: La Razón)

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The oldest sports tournament in the world | Miguel Ángel Fernández | AS

 

Global consequences of the eruption of the Tambora volcano | Courrier International

(image: Courrier International)

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Everything you need to know about the Mers outbreak | Dennis Wong | South China Morning Post

(image: South China Morning Post)

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Beaches with Blue Flag | Público

 

The catalog of extinct species | Federica Fragapane | Corriere della Sera – La Lettura

 

Jurassic world, ready to surprise | Jairo RMZ Murillo | La Razón

(image: La Razón)

(Via)

The mystery of Flight MH370 | Adolfo Arranz | Today

(image: Today)

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And that’s it for the first part of our round up of print infographics. Stay tuned for more outstanding examples of data visualization and infographic design from 2015 in the next days, and don’t forget to visit our gallery for over 2.200 of the best pieces published in the past few years.

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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