Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.
Be sure not to stare at these gifs too long or your brain will start to melt away. Motion designer Mical Reynaud pushes us into a psychedelic haze with these “living” images. The photos from the piece above were taken by Michael Jang.
via [Change the Thought]