Recently came across this website, and my inner artist was tickled! Check out Information is Beautiful’s Visualizations, designed and created by David Candless: they are some of the most elegant info graphics I have seen. McCandless is an author and designer who has worked with publications like The Guardian and Wired.
Here’s an example of one of my favorites:
I just love that he has taken the text and turned it into an outline of the nation (a little geography lesson thrown in!). There are plenty of other infographics on the website, and McCandless has even published a couple of books.