What about IPR?
The images on the cards are pulled from open sources on the Web. I try to provide enough attribution on each card to make sure that the source is findable. I would assume that the designers behind the work are generally happy with the extra dissemination and endorsement.
My selection and packaging in cards and box are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Other resources
Visual complexity is an amazing site with several hundred visualization examples. All carefully selected, categorized, presented and linked. Many of the cards in my catalogue come from there.
  Many Eyes is a site run by the Visual Communication lab at IBM, aiming to introduce interesting visualization techniques and foster discussion around them.

Last time I added cards
May 19, 2009


Good examples are always useful. Here is a collection of examples within information visualization, selected to cover a broad spectrum of possible approaches and packaged as 12 x 10 cm cards in a box.

The collection currently contains 128 cards. This is how to get it:
1. Download the PDF with the cards, print and cut.
2. Choose the box you like.
3. Download the box PDF, print, cut, fold and glue. (Or make your own box!)


The cards can be useful in a number of situations. For instance, drawing a random card can be an inspiring starting point or provocation in a visualization design process.

Another idea is to study the cards and sort them in different ways, in order to grasp some of the design space of information visualization.

The first version of the cards was prepared in the Pinpoint project as part of early visual research.