(thanks to Stefan)
Lastgraph is a Last.fm data visualisation tool. Simply type in your username and a vector rendering is created in SVG and PDF. Here’s part of a medium detail poster:
This is an example of a super detailed poster:
And an entire timeline poster of my profile statistics from March 2007:
A book from my boss‘ shelves. The writer, Jaques Bertin, seems to just have passed away. Bertin, a French cartographer and geographer, is best know for writing “Semiologique Graphique — Les diagrammes, les réseaux, les cartes” (1967) or “Semiology of Graphics — Diagrams, Networks, Maps” after the 1984 translation which, according to WikiPedia, “represents the first and widest intent to provide a theoretical foundation to information visualization”. I made a proper scan of the cover since the best one I could find was on Amazon. The English translation version is yours for the modest price of $199.99. However, a reprint will be available from October this year that should cost considerably less.
Great infographic by a Dutch artist called Ruiter Janssen, based on a passage in the book ‘Het Zijn Net Mensen’ by Joris Luyendijk. Which reminds me, I was impressed by the winner of some design award which was exhibited in the Boymans van Beuningen Museum last year, a designer called Joost Grootens.
The full version can be found on the site.