“A man does not exist until he is drunk.” -Ernest Hemingway
Don Draper drinks an Old Fashioned because he’s a man. Rocky Balboa drank his protein shakes—five raw eggs—for strength. Phil drank sweet vermouth because it was Rita’s favorite libation in Groundhog’s Day (he was trying to get her into bed)…
The Cocktail Chart of Film & Literature, a new print from Pop Chart Labs, features the signature cocktails of your favorite fictional boozehounds.
In our upcoming October design issue, one of the many fascinating feature stories we’ve lined up is a lengthy profile of Pinterest and its elusive CEO, Ben Silbermann. That story goes live later this week, but until then, here’s a teaser, in the form of an infographic about Pinterest, created by Fast Company’s staff and designed by our own Ted Keller.
In this profusion of figures, you find out a few key things about the image-sharing service. For one, it’s dominated by women. Second, something about its layout and culture stokes an enormous buying impulse. And third, major brands are getting in on the act. It’s not a stretch to say that soon, at least on retail sites, a Pinterest button might become as ubiquitous as a Facebook Like. Check out the full infographic via the link below.
People living with HIV. Oceania: blue. Europe: black. Americas: red. Asia: green. Africa: yellow. (via Infographics: Using The Olympic Rings To Show Vast Inequalities)
Before you click to enlarge, do you think the US is in the top 10?
This infographic crunches data on maternal health, economic status, education, contraception use, and other factors to show where women are doing well and where their lives can be exceptionally hard.
The Miraculous, Magical, Magnificent History Of Beer
“We hear a huge influx of people saying, ‘How can I get someone to help me create an infographic or a dashboard or an interactive visualization?’”
All of these charts are “true,” but each one represents a very different picture of reality.
A sweet treat for you on Valentine’s Day: Our Delectable Kaleidoscope of Candy Bars.
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Combining a map, tourist information, and data about the city’s services, a new system is making Helsinki truly transparent.
How To Lead A Creative Life.