The Street Vendor Project, in conjunction with The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and designer Candy Chang, has put together an informative and visionary guide about vendor regulations, rights, history and what a more just system would look like.
According to a story in the New York Times, for many (foreign) street vendors, understanding the regulations that govern their trade is a really difficult prospect. Instead, the group attempted to design a brochure that uses as little language as possible to spell out the most critical pieces of the city's administrative code book. This graphical poster is the 3rd in a series of similar handbooks published by Street Vendor. The others are a guide to Social Security and a map of cargo shipping networks in North America.
A sample of this code-book-as-infographics can be found here [streetvendor.org, PDF]. Which brings me to the question: are such infographics really "universally" compelling, engaging and understandable?