Six Infographics for Independence Day

Six Infographics for Independence Day

The Declaration of Independence, signed on July 4th, 1776, is both a symbol of American liberty and an enduring monument to the philosophy of America’s forefathers. The ideas expressed in the document were those of John Locke and the Continental philosophers, but Thomas Jefferson presented them in a new way: as absolute “self evident” truths. This appealed to the general public, and helped Jefferson to justify his breaking of ties with Europe.

Today, Independence Day is more than a celebration of this important moment in history. It’s also an opportunity for robust American fun: fireworks, hot dogs, excessive drinking, and lounging about in the summer sun. Here are infographics that explore the history, patriotism, pyrotechnics, and personal excesses of one of this country’s favorite holidays.

Interesting Facts About Our Nation’s Birthday

America was a different place back in 1776 with only 25 million people. Benjamin Franklin was the Declaration’s oldest signer (at 70)... keep reading

Communicating Temperature

Temperature is an interesting value. It’s something all of us experience at every moment of every day. We feel the temperature of so many things that it becomes second nature; the air around us, our clothes, the things we pick up with our hands, the food we eat, the water we drink and bathe... keep reading

Animated GIF Infographics

Animated infographics are a relatively rare thing, but they can be a powerful way to convey certain types of information. Sometimes an animation is simply the best way to show a process, but there are still stats and charts that work great in a static form. That’s where the animated GIF infographic comes in.... keep reading