Paula Scher, the hugely talented graphic/ typographic designer and partner at Pentagram, has created graphics - maps, diagrams, charts - that appropriate the style of information visualizations without adhering to any of the 'principles' of good information design (see Tufte's 'Fundamental Principles of Analytical Design'). This image accompanies an article in the NYTimes Book Review. The graphics are clever and beautiful — an example of how popular these visual forms have become. Others invoking this style, and producing notable designs are Andrew Kuo, and Nicholas Feltron. Martin Wattenberg writes about aesthetics and data visualization here.