This story totally rocks for two reasons. First of all, it’s a perfect example of what great graphic design does. Second of all, it’s using that great graphic design to make the world a better place.
Check out Andrew Blum’s article on BusinessWeek Online about Gapminder, a company that wants to make us aware of the inequality between cultures by illustrating the “gaps.” They’ve organized a bunch of numbers that we would have otherwise ignored into clear, colorful comparisons that can be grasped by the masses. These charts look way too beautiful to be showing us such chilling statistics.