Happy 2012! Best collections from 2011

Well it’s a new day… And a new year! Perhaps the last year according to the Mayans(?!!)…

I love the year end lists of the “best of” this and that collections that pop up at the end of the year. Here are a few favorites that I’ve come across over the last few weeks that I thought I’d share with you.

Best visualizations

From visual.ly blog here’s an article on some of the best visualizations of 2011. I really have fallen in love with infographics, but I really like this list because it also includes some interactive information (http://cnn-ecosphere.com/ was my favorite for sure – zoom in and check out the tweets around the world!) as well as some great videos that are packed with interesting and useful information. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Another wonderful couple resources for infographics are Good magazine’s infographic page here: http://www.good.is/infographics and http://visualjournalism.com/


Best typefaces

Coming from venturebeat.com – here is a decent short list of  the best web and mobile typefaces of 2011:


Best cheat sheets

The best wordpress cheat sheets that I’ve found this year are from wptuts+ (love all the tuts+ sites!)


Best movies???

The best movie list of the year – errrrrrr… I have yet to find one that I totally agree with.

Rolling stone has a decent list here: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/10-best-movies-of-2011-20111207 but there are for sure a few in their list that I would swap out. They don’t really have foreign films or any documentaries listed. I could probably make a list of 10 top documentaries because I watch so many… One of my favorites from this year was Waiting for Superman. If you are a student, or work in any part of education – or if you have children or are the least bit interested in education as a whole it’s a must-see.  The hangover 2 and Sherlock Holmes were quite good, and Drive – although it was nicely done was a bit too slow for me – artistic and beautiful yes but also slow. The Tree of life was again beautiful but I like it more as a visual background than a story.

Best music!? Ahhhh that’s always a list too long and complex…

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