A growing list of books, blogs and other useful resources. Just started, it will grow in the coming weeks and continue to expand over time. We earn a small percentage of the sales on Amazon links.


Visual compilations

Look Inside: Cutaway Illustrations and Visual Storytelling

Juan Velasco and Samuel Velasco. Taschen, 2016

First, our own book :). A compilation of the best cutaways and cross-section diagrams, with profiles of some of the great masters in the field. It’s also available in Japanese and Chinese (coming up in September 2021) editions.


Functional Art, The: An introduction to information graphics and visualization (Voices That Matter)

Alberto Cairo. New Riders, 2012

The first of Alberto’s Cairos guide is an essential book.

Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks

Jonathan Schwabish. Columbia Univ. Press, 2021

A practical and comprehensive guide. Very useful and clear.

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos and Don’ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures

Dona M. Wong. W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

A former Graphics Director at The Wall Street Journal and former colleague at the NY Times, Dona Wong’s wrote one of most useful books for dataviz beginners. The best practices, do’s and dont’s of creating charts.