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A collection of powerful visuals showing how the world is changing. Infographic book diving into tech, markets, and the global economy.
A collection of powerful visuals showing how the world is changing. Now fully funded, and slated to be delivered to backers by late-February 2018.
A collection of powerful visuals showing how the world is changing. Now fully funded, and slated to be delivered to backers by late-February 2018.
950 backers pledged CA$ 132,703 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE: Oct. 31, 2017

Thanks to all backers! This campaign has now ended successfully, and the project has been fully funded. Delivery is expected for the end of February 2018.

The book itself can now be pre-ordered from our website - and every additional dollar helps us put more time into producing a world-class product.

If you have questions or requests, feel free to message us on Kickstarter or to email us directly.

Thanks again!

- JD and the VC Team

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Introduction

For years, Visual Capitalist has been creating the world's best visual content online on topics like tech, markets, energy, and the global economy.

As of today, we've made 1,000+ infographics and data visualizations - and as a result, we're now trusted contributors to Business Insider, World Economic Forum, and Zero Hedge. 

Our work has reached over 15 million people through our website, and we are often featured or quoted on Forbes, CNBC, Marketwatch, HuffPo, and other well-known outlets.

However, despite this growing presence online, many people have asked us: "When are you going to make a book?" 

Introducing "Visualizing Change" 

We've always dreamed of making a book - but if we did it, we wanted to do it right!

We thought a Visual Capitalist book should pique your curiosity, be designed with immaculate attention to detail, focus on the big picture, and look stunning on your desk or coffee table.

It's with this vision in mind that we are excited to announce our upcoming book "Visualizing Change: A Data-Driven Snapshot of Our World"

Mock up book cover and specs
Mock up book cover and specs

The mission of "Visualizing Change" is to take a big picture look at our increasingly complex world, and to examine the many ways we are being impacted by new technology, shifting human geography, and the evolution of money, markets, and the economy.

It sounds like a hard task, but it's been what we've been doing for the last 3.5 years. Our expertise is in fusing data, art, and storytelling together to create amazing visuals that explain the world of business and technology.

(Don't believe us? See here, here, and here for examples of what we do!)

Key themes covered in book (Subject to change)
Key themes covered in book (Subject to change)

To tell this fantastic story, we'll be scouring our vast library to find our best work, and to re-format it into book form. In addition, we'll be creating brand new and never-before-seen infographics to help tell the story.

A mockup spread showing highly illustrative infographic content
A mockup spread showing highly illustrative infographic content

But...We Need Your Help!

Creating and printing a book can be expensive and time-consuming even at the very best of times - but it's even harder when we are dealing with hundreds of pages of complex data visualizations and infographics.

Aside from the significant upfront printing costs to create a world-class, hard-cover book, we will also need to spend 1,000+ hours to design, layout, and edit this book to bring it to its full potential.

Example spread, adapted from our web-based content
Example spread, adapted from our web-based content

Unfortunately we're still a small team, and these are significant costs to handle upfront!

That's where you come in: by making a pledge today on this Kickstarter to pre-order the book, you'll not only get a sweet copy of "Visualizing Change", but it will help make the project a reality in the first place.

Detailed Book Specs

If you pre-order the book and our funding goal is reached, here is what you will be getting:

  • A hard-cover, coffee table style book that will capture your imagination with top-notch graphics that tie the worlds of tech, business, and the global economy together
  • 200+ pages of visualizations, including from 30+ of our best infographics, charts, and data visualizations of all-time
  • Including 40 pages of never-before-seen content that we will make exclusively for this book!
  • Including 60 pages of commentary from our team, as well as other experts in their fields
  • Guest contributions from other prolific data visualization practitioners that are hand-picked by our team
  • All laid out in a 12" wide, 9" high landscape format with high-quality paper and ink, that will be easy to read and beautiful to explore
Example spread, laid our from a recent chart we published
Example spread, laid our from a recent chart we published

As far as we know, it will be one of the first books of its kind, making it totally unique for your coffee table, office reception, or as a gift for someone curious about the world.

Sweetening the Deal!

While the book is the foundation of this campaign, we wanted to sweeten the deal even more.

Beyond just getting a copy of "Visualizing Change", here are some of the other incredible rewards available for your support:

Posters

We are often asked if we sell posters of our infographics. 

Well, we usually don't! But for this campaign, we've decided to make an exception: we'll re-create three of our most popular infographics from our Money Project in print form, as an extra for most backers.

Three posters to be adapted from some of our most popular infographics
Three posters to be adapted from some of our most popular infographics

Our posters are the real deal. They'll ship separately in a poster tube to ensure they are mint quality when you get them. They'll also look great on your office wall.

NEW: Premium Book Sleeves Customized With Your Logo

After receiving plenty of feedback on this campaign, this is the customization that people asked most for!

Custom sleeve design with your logo = perfect for corporate gifts
Custom sleeve design with your logo = perfect for corporate gifts

We've added 10-packs and 50-packs of "Visualizing Change" that are each individually wrapped in sleek custom book sleeves that will include your logo and slogan.

Not only will you capture the imaginations of your clients or employees with our unique book of infographics, but you'll stay on brand while doing it!

(Also: if you want a custom number of books and sleeves, send us a message!)

The Creator's Box

This special option not only includes our book, but it will also provide an exclusive behind the scenes look at how we put it together. Even better, we'll share the secrets behind how we fuse art, storytelling, and data together to create some of the world's best and most-viewed infographics.

This is the perfect option for the infographic fanatic.
This is the perfect option for the infographic fanatic.

The Creator's Box includes:

  • A hard-cover version of the book "Visualizing Change"
  • "Behind the Scenes" mini-book: A companion book that shows how we made "Visualizing Change", including the ideas, thought processes, and the design evolution of the book and its contents.
  • "How VC Makes Infographics" mini-book: A proprietary look at the strategies, techniques, and processes we use to create some of the world's best infographics and data visualizations
  • Three posters
  • Two prints (8.5" x 11") showcasing the careers of Elon Musk and Warren Buffett
  • Two Infographic Banner Pens: these super cool pens have infographics hidden inside them that scroll out!
  • For fun: Visual Capitalist stress piggy (a squishy stress ball, but in pig form - to help you 'bring home the bacon')

We also offer the option for this to be personalized by our team. If you order the "Signed Creator's Box", your book will be signed by all members of our office team, as well as personalized with a handwritten note on the back page of the book from our Editor-in-Chief (Jeff Desjardins) or Creative Director (Nick Routley) thanking you for your help!

Be a Part of the Book

If you really want to make a mark on this book and campaign, choose one of these special, but very limited options:

Be a part of history.
Be a part of history.

A Special Thanks: In the final edition of the book, we will include a custom infographic that documents stats around this Kickstarter campaign. In this graphic, we will also give special thanks to the names of the 100 amazing supporters that choose this option.

These supporters will also get a signed copy of the Creator's Box.

An Exclusive Thanks: We will draw special attention to these awesome five backers personally - mentioning their names on the very opening page of the book.

These supporters will also get a signed copy of the Creator's Box.

Custom Infographic Feature: Make history by helping us choose a specific topic to cover in the book. We'll work with you to pick a topic that fits in our editorial vision, and we'll create a new and exclusive infographic around your idea that will be printed in the book. We'll also provide a special thanks to you in that section, for your generous support of this endeavor.

These supporters will also get a signed copy of the Creator's Box.

Risks and challenges

Once this project is funded, our vision is to make this unlike any book made before. Luckily, we have the expertise and library of past work to do something incredible, and we expect this to be a low-risk project in this regard.

That said, timing delays can and do happen. To minimize these risks, we will be designing and ordering any merch-type items (posters, infographic banner pens, etc) early on in the process to have them in our possession, so they are ready to go when the books are done.

We will also closely monitor progress on the book design, implementing a "milestone" type approach. If we get behind on any milestones, we will allocate hours from someone else on our design team to the book to help catch up to stay on target.

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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $12

    eBook

    This is an option to support our team without receiving a physical version of the book.

    Includes:
    • eBook version of "Visualizing Change"
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    Pledge CA$ 46 or more About $37

    Hardcover Book: "Visualizing Change"

    One hardcover copy of the book "Visualizing Change" - a collection of our best infographics along with brand new material.

    eBook also included.

    Includes:
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    Pledge CA$ 74 or more About $59

    Hardcover Book + 3 Posters

    Hardcover copy of the book "Visualizing Change", and three 24" x 18" posters of some of our most popular infographics adapted for print.

    (Posters: "The Richest People in Human History", "All the World's Money and Markets in One Visualization" - updated based on recent data, and "Currency and the Collapse of the Roman Empire")

    Posters shipped separately in poster tube to ensure quality.

    eBook included.

    Includes:
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    • Three-pack of posters
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    Pledge CA$ 91 or more About $73

    NEW: Double Up - Two Hardcover Books

    Two hardcover copies of the book "Visualizing Change" - a collection of our best infographics along with brand new material.

    Note: NEW pledge added based on feedback

    eBooks also included.

    Includes:
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    Pledge CA$ 122 or more About $97

    Creator's Box: For Infographic Fanatics

    For those who want an exclusive and behind the scenes look at how we create things, the Creator's Box is an absolute treasure chest.

    Get the book and posters, but also get two exclusive mini-books (custom-made for this project: "How VC Makes Infographics" and "Behind the Scenes of Visualizing Change"), two infographic banner pens, two prints, and a Visual Capitalist "stress pig" toy.

    The extras in this box are custom made for this campaign, and will not be available elsewhere.

    *Posters shipped separately in poster tube to ensure quality.

    Includes:
    • Hard-cover book "Visualizing Change"
    • Three-pack of posters
    • Mini-book: "How VC Makes Infographics"
    • Mini-book: "Behind the Scenes of Visualizing Change"
    • 2 Infographic Banner Pens with hidden, infographic scrolls
    • 2 Prints (8.5" x 11") on careers of Elon Musk and Warren Buffett
    • Visual Capitalist "Stress Pig" toy
    • eBook version of "Visualizing Change"
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    Pledge CA$ 209 or more About $167

    Five-pack of hardcover books

    Great for the office, or for as gifts - this is a package of five of our hardcover book "Visualizing Change".

    Includes bulk discount.

    Includes:
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    • eBook version of "Visualizing Change"
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    Pledge CA$ 220 or more About $175

    Creator's Box w/ Signed Hardcover Book

    This is the same box as above, but your copy of the book is signed by every member of the Visual Capitalist team at our office, including our editor, creative director, and designers.

    We'll also write you a personalized note, thanking you for your generous support!

    As with the other box, this comes with book, posters, two exclusive mini-books, two infographic scroll pens, two prints, and a stress pig toy to help you bring home the bacon.

    *Posters shipped separately in poster tube to ensure quality.

    Includes:
    • Three-pack of posters
    • Signed copy of "Visualizing Change" hard-cover book
    • Mini-book: "How VC Makes Infographics"
    • Mini-book: "Behind the Scenes of Visualizing Change"
    • 2 Infographic Banner Pens with hidden, infographic scrolls
    • 2 Prints (8.5" x 11") on careers of Elon Musk and Warren Buffett
    • Visual Capitalist "Stress Pig" toy
    • eBook version of "Visualizing Change"
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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $399

    Special Thanks + Signed Creator's Box

    Be a part of our story!

    In the final edition of the book, we will include a custom infographic that documents stats around this Kickstarter campaign. In this graphic, we will also give special thanks to the names of the 100 amazing supporters that choose this option.

    On top of that, you'll also get our Creator's Box with a signed copy of the book, posters, mini-books, prints, infographic scroll pens, and stress piggy toy.

    Includes:
    • Three-pack of posters
    • Your name added to book, in Kickstarter campaign stats section
    • Signed copy of "Visualizing Change" hard-cover book
    • Mini-book: "Behind the Scenes of Visualizing Change"
    • Mini-book: "How VC Makes Infographics"
    • 2 Prints (8.5" x 11") on careers of Elon Musk and Warren Buffett
    • 2 Infographic Banner Pens with hidden, infographic scrolls
    • Visual Capitalist "Stress Pig" toy
    • eBook version of "Visualizing Change"
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    Pledge CA$ 565 or more About $451

    NEW: 10-pack books - customized design!

    This is the perfect fit for our corporate backers who want to give a customized, unique, and thoughtful gift to their clients.

    Each individual book in this 10-pack comes with a custom-designed sleeve that is tailored to include your logo and branding. (For a picture of this, see the updates section!)

    That means you can give the gift of "Visualizing Change" while staying on brand.

    Note: This is a NEW pledge added based on your feedback!

    Includes:
    • 10× Hard-cover book "Visualizing Change"
    • 10× Custom-designed book sleeve with your logo
    • 10× eBook version of "Visualizing Change"
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    Pledge CA$ 2,765 or more About $2,205

    NEW: 50-pack books - customized design!

    This is the perfect fit for our corporate backers who want to give a customized, unique, and thoughtful gift to their clients.

    Each individual book in this 50-pack comes with a custom-designed sleeve that is tailored to include your logo and branding. (For a picture of this, see the updates section!)

    That means you can give the gift of "Visualizing Change" while staying on brand.

    Note: This is a NEW pledge added based on your feedback!

    FREE shipping in Canada, US, EU, UK

    Includes:
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    • 50× eBook version of "Visualizing Change"
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    Pledge CA$ 3,000 or more About $2,393

    Exclusive Thanks + Signed Creator's Box

    Be an even bigger part of our story.

    We will draw special attention to these awesome five backers personally - mentioning their names on the very opening page of the book.

    On top of that, you'll also get our Creator's Box with a signed copy of the book, posters, mini-books, prints, infographic scroll pens, and stress piggy toy.

    Includes:
    • Three-pack of posters
    • An exclusive thanks to you on the first page of the book
    • Signed copy of "Visualizing Change" hard-cover book
    • Mini-book: "Behind the Scenes of Visualizing Change"
    • 2 Prints (8.5" x 11") on careers of Elon Musk and Warren Buffett
    • 2 Infographic Banner Pens with hidden, infographic scrolls
    • Mini-book: "How VC Makes Infographics"
    • Visual Capitalist "Stress Pig" toy
    • eBook version of "Visualizing Change"
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    Pledge CA$ 6,000 or more About $4,785

    Custom Infographic Feature + Signed Box

    Make history by helping us choose a specific topic to cover in the book.

    We'll work with you to pick a topic that fits in our editorial vision, and we'll create a new and exclusive infographic around your idea that will be printed in the book.

    We'll also provide a special thanks to you in that section, for your generous support of this endeavor.

    On top of that, you'll also get our Creator's Box with a signed copy of the book, three posters, and other merch.

    Includes:
    • Three-pack of posters
    • Custom infographic design to be included in book
    • Signed copy of "Visualizing Change" hard-cover book
    • Mini-book: "How VC Makes Infographics"
    • Mini-book: "Behind the Scenes of Visualizing Change"
    • 2 Infographic Banner Pens with hidden, infographic scrolls
    • 2 Prints (8.5" x 11") on careers of Elon Musk and Warren Buffett
    • Visual Capitalist "Stress Pig" toy
    • eBook version of "Visualizing Change"
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Funding period

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