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Do we see what they see?


“How Animals See the World” by Mezzmer, an eyeglass online retailer. Found at coolinfographics.com.

“How Animals See the World” (left) is super-excellent-tastic (sp?). It shows how human and animal eyes see the world differently. For instance, a person sees enough White Castles for a whole family, but a dog sees two big mouthfuls to gulp down when no one’s looking.

“How Animals” (as I call it) uses a variety of forms – text, charts, graphs, icons, and simplified illustrations – to explain an interesting subject.

The best thing about “Team Names: An Etymological Venn Diagram” (right) is its terrific use of color. I would hang a poster like this on my wall. That is, I’d

“Team Names: An Etymological Venn Diagram” by Craig Robinson.

hang it there if this infographic made a more insightful or interesting point. The colors are amazing, but it doesn’t show much of a pattern or trend. Maybe there are too many categories with too few examples in each?

“Team Names” was taken from a book of baseball infographics, and it probably works better as part of a collection than as a stand-alone piece. But I don’t want to hang a book on my wall.



3 thoughts on “Do we see what they see?

  1. Hey Aaron,

    I agree with your analysis of “How Animals See the World.” Whenever graphic artists are dealing with more lighthearted issues, there seems to be more wiggle room for creative freedom. This piece is what I would deem functional art. It is visually powerful and founded on the presentation of information. It is a case where words wouldn’t even come close to telling the story.

    I am having trouble viewing the second infographic, though. Could you try reposting it?

    Posted by Philip Prouhet | October 17, 2012, 1:42 am
  2. The “bad” infographic is a really cool idea. It was just executed poorly. I’d love to see it done differently but with the same concept, perhaps incorporating some drawings/visual elements.

    In regards to the “good” graphic, I completely agree that it’s super-excellent-tastic. It provides a lot of information in a visual way that makes sense and is fun to look at/read.

    Posted by myannamatopoeialife | October 17, 2012, 4:59 am
  3. I would definitely agree with yours and Philip’s conclusions about the graphic. It really does have this sense of functionalist art that culminates in the best of both worlds for graphics. It almost reminds me of a much more involved and insightful version of the sorts of illustration diagrams you’d see in junior high biology textbooks, which makes it accessible to everyone, yet still fascinating and informative. Nice find!

    Posted by esst2d | October 18, 2012, 7:56 pm

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