The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia

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HarperCollins, Nov 10, 2009 - 256 pages
22 Reviews

The Visual Miscellaneum is a unique, groundbreaking look at the modern information age, helping readers make sense of the countless statistics and random facts that constantly bombard us. Using cutting edge graphs, charts, and illustrations, David McCandless creatively visualizes the world's surprising relationships and compelling data, covering everything from the most pleasurable guilty pleasures to how long it takes different condiments to spoil to world maps of Internet search terms.

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Review: The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia

User Review  - Betterthanfiction - Goodreads

MacCandless' book is an example of graphic design at its finest - a perfect combination of attractive art and a clear message. From the serious (carbon footprints) to the frivolous (dictators mustaches) creative graphic design makes the data beautiful and useful. Read full review

Review: The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia

User Review  - Quinton - Goodreads

This is indeed good for nice visualizations of information, but the content is not as good as the presentation value. It's supposedly "the World's Most Consequential Trivia" but that's debatable. It's a fun idea though and I hope more books like this are made to experiment with different ideas. Read full review

About the author (2009)

David McCandless is an award-winning writer and journalist. His work has appeared in over 30 magazines in the UK and the US and all over the web. He currently works as creative consultant for Orange and the BBC and writes about the Internet, underground culture and Ďanything interesting' for Wired and The Guardian.

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