Vogue‘s September issue hits newsstands in the US today. But how achievable are its aspirational fashion recommendations? Last year we investigated by calculating the total cost of everything mentioned on the editorial pages of Vogue UK‘s September issue. As it turns out, a cool £638,713 would have bought you a full September issue wardrobe, while £3,654 would have covered the cost of just the ponchos.
Previously on ‘Infographics’
Tuesday marked one year since the death of Robin Williams. Back in DG #16, we honoured the much-loved actor by mapping his entire film career, plotting critical reception against box office takings – and assessing the impact of his facial hair on a film’s reception.
On 10th December 2014, 100,000 people in Ireland marched in protest of newly introduced water charges. But what preceded the demonstrations and how did they lead to a week of candlelit vigils in Buncrana for hunger-striking protesters? Here’s the story of how the Irish water crisis came to a boil, in numbers.
If online magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is to be believed, the end is more nigh than ever. Their Doomsday Clock project tracks how close we are to a possible apocalypse, taking into account factors such as nuclear proliferation and global warming.
Here’s how humankind has been doing since 1947. Read more about the Doomsday Clock here.
As new exoplanets are discovered, we examine how long it would take us to travel to the 30 potentially habitable planets we know exist. Here’s hoping warp factor 6 technology will come along before the next big meteorite.
Our annual meta-analysis of the film awards season is back to determine the year’s biggest winners. We aggregated the results from 13 award ceremonies and found that judges collectively deemed Boyhood the film of the year, with Birdman a close runner-up.
As plans were made for the production of lab-grown chicken meat, we visualised the position of poultry in the world. Hens outnumber humans nearly three to one, and the demand for them is growing unabated. Behold the steady march of the chicken.
On 27th February, Netflix released the third season of the US version of House of Cards. Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood continues to manipulate, cheat, lie and worse in his usual blackhearted manner – but is he more evil than the Francis Urquhart, his UK House of Cards counterpart? We settled the matter once and for all by tracking every bad deed committed by the twosome, and ranking them with our patented evil-ometer.
Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, its military became increasingly assertive abroad. We mapped the 14 ‘high-risk’ and ‘serious’ incidents in which Russia came too close for comfort to Western targets in the eight months following the annexation, as compiled by the European Leadership Network.
Unhappy in your current locale? We compiled the definitive meta-list revealing which country is the best in the world. Our sophisticated mathematical formulas give New Zealand reason to cheer while Chad sees most room for improvement. For city dwellers, Vienna comes out on top.
Back in December 2014, Denmark submitted its claim to the North Pole at the United Nations. Here’s how their claim compares to those of the other countries who planted their flag in the Arctic.
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