'The Transformer: Principles of Making Isotype Charts' beautiful book using the International System of Typographic Picture Education, pictograms designed to communicate complex information in a nonverbal way, by Marie and Otto Neurath.
Artist Colin Pinegar created its impressive infographic from examining his facebook 'friends', scoring them after a lengthy survey, then making a wax bust for each person in the color that corresponded to their score.
The Scale of the Universe by Cary Huang takes you from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of space-time. Along the way you will see molecules, animals, countries, and galaxies; all putting you in your scale. Awesome!
A fusion of aesthetics, feel and handicraft. The pattern on the porcelain bowl by Ines Lang Porzellan is applied with shellac in a dry state, then scrubbed out using a sponge and water, to obtain the relief-like surface.