A nifty infographic, courtesy of the History Channel, detailing some fun facts about the silly season.
While much of this graphic relies on a simple “bucket” system into which various pertinent facts have been dropped, it’s effectiveness stems from the aggregation of so many details into a visually pleasing format that makes you want to explore. Many infodesign purists will eschew this approach, favoring visuals that directly support the graphic and avoiding gratuitous graphics that distract, rather than draw attention exclusively to the data at hand, but I’m not so sure they’re right. There is something to be said for adding visual appeal to otherwise dry information. Thanks for the early Christmas present 😉