WYSIWYG Food Pyramid?

The old iconic Food Pyramid has received a serious upgrade today, the MyPlate. Gone is the notion of a pyramid. Instead, we’re shown a plate, with the food portions on it, in all it’s What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get glory. The USDA’s food pyramid originally started out in 1943 as, ironically, a donut

It’s not clear to me if the slices are intentionally the same size, but this is where the concept of what graphically showing people what food they should be easting. While the USDA has gone back and forth about what food groups need to called out, the biggest problem has always been how to communicate to Americans how much they should be noshing, gnawing and guzzling. Read more

IL Infographics

I came across this amazing magazine the other day, IL. An Italian magazine that accompanies a newspaper, it is supposed to be for “addressed to men and dedicated to male passions and consumptions, with a strong connection with current events.” But don’t the machismo fool you, it also won the European 2009 Design Award for a Magazine.  Read more

Infographics Examples

I found this overview of infographics last week. While the writing is more for beginners, the examples at the bottom are a great example of infographics! A good blend of art and information, which make a lot of potentially boring topics far more interesting for the casual audience. Read more