This video by Xplane (link to their blog with details) is making the rounds on the Internet. (Watch it in the original format on YouTube as blogger cuts off the right side of the wide screen video)
It's a beautiful example of kinetic type or motion graphics. Some comments.
  • It is made with software available to everyone, the source files are here.
  • There are some interesting visualization concepts, for example pie chart overlays abour 2:30 minutes into the video (thank you Steven Levy for pointing this out)
  • Quotes are great to get one number across. Still I believe that comparing two numbers is not very powerful in 2 consecutive quotes. Rather the good old bar chart does a better job.
  • The real artistic power in this presentation is the subtle use of informal cartoon drawing techniques, I style that I like.