Project 4- (Calendar Research)

Research into the stories for each month

January- Haiti Earthquake

February- Famine in South Sudan

March- Conflict in Syria

April- Notre Dame Fire/ Bangladesh factory disaster

June- Grenfell Tower

July- Famine in Somalia

August- Ebola Crisis in DRC

September- Australian Wildfires began

October- Afghanistan War

November- 2018 California Camp Fire

December- Indian Ocean Tsunami 

Haiti Earthquake

Country Cash Given ($)
US 168
Canada 131
Spain 45
UK 32
France 31
Sweden  23
Germany  20
Brazil 15
Australia  14
China  13


Country Funding Not Yet Delivered 
Sweden  278,000
UK 450,000
Spain 13,200,000
Brazil 10,000,000
China 5,000,000
France  250,000,000
Japan 50,000,000


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Famine in South Sudan

-1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation

-6 million – two-thirds of the population – are facing extreme hunger

-45,000 people are experiencing “catastrophe phase 5” famine-like conditions 

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Syrian Conflict

-6.2 million Syrians are internally displaced

-5.7 million have fled abroad

-13 million people were estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance

-500,000 people have been killed or are missing 

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Coronavirus Visualisation

I saw this on Instagram recently and was instantly drawn to it due to the way in which they have simplified the data and made it so clear to understand. These pieces were produced by "Information is Beautiful." I think though these infographics conform to more usual structures of displaying data like graphs, it just shows how successful graphs are at displaying data. I also think these graphs are so successful because they play around with size and colour. Both these elements are easy to understand making them vital to the success of infographics. 

Notre Dame

-9% of the $955 million pledged to reconstruction efforts had actually shown up

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Grenfell Tower

-202 Grenfell households the council is working with

-178 have been rehoused in permanent accommodation

-Of the remainder, 16 households are still in temporary accommodation, three in hotels, four in serviced apartments and one is staying with family

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Famine in Somalia

-2 million people now threatened by severe hunger

-3 million people are uncertain of their next meal

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Ebola Crisis in DRC

-3,444 cases of Ebola in DRC

-2,264 deaths from Ebola in DRC

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Australian Wildfires

-113 animal species need emergency help

-13 bird species need emergency help

-17 fish species need emergency help

-19 mammal species need emergency help

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Afghanistan War

-In 2019 the number of civilian casualties had surpassed 100,000

-An average of nine children have been killed or maimed every day in Afghanistan so far this year

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Californian Camp Fire

-17% of the debris had been cleared

-7,200 people were still living in FEMA trailers and relying on federal aid

-To replace the 14,000 homes that were destroyed in Paradise, all of eight building permits had been issued

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2004 Tsunami effects on Indonesia

-1,500 villages destroyed in northern Sumatra

-8 million litres of oil escaped from oil plants in Indonesia

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Image Factories, Fritz Kahn



The information that is being presented is from was from Fritz Kahn and Otto Neurath. News and information was being presented in their work and they used shape and colour to represent their subject of data which was very successful because it is so clear. I think I was drawn to the symbols that they used to represent the data. The data is very easy to understand because of how clear and concise the diagrams due to that the symbols are a reflection of what the infographics are showing. I think this concept is something I need to experiment with because it means that it is alot more digestible and instant. 


Wendy MacNaughton

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Wendy Macnaughton is an illustrator and graphic journalist based in San Francisco. She combines illustration and journalism. I think her work is very different to other forms of infographics, and actually, the majority of her work does not come under conventional infographics. However, I think it's the format that she uses to display her messages is what is so attractive. The use of colour throughout her work really differentiates the different elements that makeup one illustration and makes it clear and concise. Something that I really need to place a lot of emphasis throughout my work is colour. I also really like the handwritten font is this context because it makes her work personal due to it's connotations to diaries and journals. 

Mona Chalabi

Mona Chalabi is a data journalist who does the works for the likes of the Guardian. I was initially attracted to her work due to her humorous take on subjects and her ingenious graphics that really use the context of what she is displaying for her benefit. I think her work stands out to such an extent because it is so clear and instant. I think that infographics have to be particularly easy to understand very quickly because its purpose is to simplify data and make it more accessible.  I think I defiantly need to take away from this that my infographics need to be very easy to understand and comprehendible. I also really find the style of her work very successful, because it is very different from what I imagine.

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Infographica- Martin and Simon Toseland






The data the designers used ranges from the untimely deaths of rock legends to the most expensive weddings to the countries with the most bored people. The designer has used a variety of visual language to represent the data including colour, size, illustration, and composition- the visual language always relates to the subject of the data because it most often takes its shape through illustration. I was drawn to the pages with text on them rather than illustration because though at first there was slight confusion about what was going on on the page and so almost a struggle, but after there was a sense of satisfaction, and the information was more memorable. The labeling and subtitles play a massive role in the practicality of his work though the illustrations alone tell you about the context. I think the data is easy to understand because of how minimalistic and clean the illustrations are. I think this work has made me come to a realisation of how important labelling in infographics, particularly when the data visualisation is more abstract.