New Book: The Best American Infographics 2014

Last year I was honoured to be invited by Gareth Cook, a Pulitzer Prize-winning magazine journalist, to join a group comprising some of the very finest minds and talents in this field (listed on page 156 in the book) to help contribute some personal recommendations for the best Infographics coming out of America during the year of 2013. The culmination of Gareth’s curation and editing efforts landed on my doorstep last night in the form of the published book “The Best American Infographics 2014”, which will be published worldwide on 14th October (Amazon US, UK).


There is an introduction from Nate Silver and a great front cover from Carl de Torres displaying (the range and frequency of) words those of us in the so-called ‘brains trust’ proposed as possible endings to the statement ‘Infographics have the power to…’.

The book contains a wonderful range of high quality work, as befits the filtering that went on behind the scenes, here are some sample images.

‘Everest Overrun’, by Martin Gamache and Matt Twombly, National Geographic


‘Baseball Parks’, by Jeremy Huggins


‘Bieber vs. Bieber’, by Richard Johnson of the National Post