The Olympic Infographic
4th August, 2012
Artist Gustavo Sousa has reinterpreted the five Olympic rings as a series of infographics, comparing statistics across the five continents. The statistics range from comparisons of how many McDonald's outlets there are per continent, to more serious statistsics about gun ownership and hazardous waste.
Thanks to the excellent French site Fubiz, we came across this series of infographics that use the five Olympic rings to represent statistics for the five different continents.
Although the Olympic rings were originally created to represent the five continents that take part in the Games, the colours don't correspond to particular regions. One issue we would raise with Sousa's infographics is their lack of a key to explain which continent is represented by each ring. There's potentially a clue in the title of Sousa's Tumblr - oceaniaeuropeamericasafricaasia - however it's not entirely clear if the title corresponds to the infographics.
Sousa has also made a video version, which sees the rings morph into each infographic in a rather pleasing way.
Source: Creative Review
Author: Emma Tucker