Infographics In Context by Peter Orntoft

Infographics In Context by Peter Orntoft

Infographics In Context by Peter Orntoft

Infographics In Context by Peter Orntoft

It seems like the cool thing these days is to shit on infographics, despite how useful they are to really convey information easily to a broad audience. I don’t see what the problem is, especially when they’re done as well as these by Peter Orntoft. He calls them Infographics In Context and they’re exactly that. The top image for example, shows gang related crime and whether the Danes have changed behaviour because of it. So he literally wrapped people in caution tape to get the point across. In the second image he visualizes whether or not the Danes thinks its ethical to wear religious symbols in public professions. Context is important when it comes to graphics like these and I love that these get the point across at a glance. Not to mention how well done these are, the photography looks great and the punch of colors help illustrate the point even more clearly. We need more infographics like these everywhere.


3 Comments Infographics In Context by Peter Orntoft

  1. veggietestkitchen February 22, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    these are very cool. i write a recipe blog but i’m very interested in global macro issues and I feel as if im imposing on my readers to bring up those issues since they visit on the basis of food. BUT, now i can bake multi fruit pies and edit the pics to present stats. this is very cool. thanks!!

  2. Thom February 23, 2011 at 6:00 AM

    I think a lot of people associate infographics with 2 sources – USA Today and those spammy SEO sites. But a lot of good ones have been put together lately.

    These are a great idea and, in particular, I love the take on the religious symbols.

  3. Michelle February 24, 2011 at 6:16 AM

    Could you possibly link to larger versions? They look great but I’d love to see the copy and it’s just a little too small.

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