Transparency: GOOD's Most Popular Infographics of 2010
In the last year, we've released a nearly 100 original infographics. Here is a look back at the ones that drew the most attention, on topics from happiness to Burning Man (click on the images to launch the infographics).
1: Mean Happiness
2: The Almighty Dollar
3: Most Targeted Books
Stanford Kay's piece looked at the books that parents most often ask to have removed from libraries. Gay penguins, Twilight's vampires, and Holden Caufield all made the cut. See all of Kay's work for GOOD here.
4: Dead Man Walking
5: Someone in America Loves You
Also by OPEN, this piece looks at American sentiment about countries around the world with some cheeky postcards: "Welcome to Iran. It's Radical!"
6: Drugged Culture
Another piece by Stanford Kay, showing how many millions of prescriptions for psychiatric drugs are written in America.
7: How You Will Get Hurt at Burning Man
8: Data Removal Service
Governments are constantly asking Google to remove sensitive information from its search engines. This piece, by Mgmt.design, looks at which governments make the most requests, and for what reasons. See all of Mgmt's work for GOOD here.
9: Border Battle
After North Korea's attack on its southern neighbor, we produced this piece, also with Column Five, on the warring nations' fighting capacity.
10: Haitian Aid
Design Language's piece looked at who had given aid to Haiti just a few weeks after the earthquake. Note that these numbers are certainly no longer accurate, but they do show who was the fastest to react. See all of Design Language's work with GOOD here.
Text Messages You Can Smell This company's device and app allows you to send scents through your phone.
This Tree Produces Forty Types of Fruit The living, edible art of Sam Van Aken's grafted stone fruit experiment
Dear 14-Year-Old Me The intuitive, emotional side of yourself guides your experiences and shapes how you learn. You grasp information viscerally, which can make traditional schooling a little bit harder for you.
Danish Architects Reimagine the Zoo The search for a more ethical wildlife park
Learning to Farm Fish Responsibly Breakthroughs in aquaculture are winning over longtime skeptics.
Stories for Boys Sundance-winner Rich Hill picks up where Linklater left off.
The Human Side of Spam Spanish photographer Christina de Middel smudges fact and fiction with her staged images of Russian widows and Nigerian lawyers in distress.
Why Oysters are Shacking up in Old Subway Cars States scrap over metal in a race to boast the greenest reef.
A Cable Car Revolution in the World’s Highest City The future of Bolivia’s public transportation takes to the skies.
When Humans Fight, but Animals Win Penguins have resorted to using landmines to keep pesky humans away.
So You Think You’re a Foodie? Pop culture was onto these trends way before you were. A sampling of the screwball comedies, sob stories, and sci-fis that anticipated our culinary moment
Dear Nine-Year-Old Me The transition is going to be difficult for you, but whenever you feel a little lonely and left out, take comfort in the knowledge that you are honing one of your greatest superpowers.