I found the infographic on page 62-63 of Best American Infographics 2013 to be very interesting. That got me thinking about how to cut out faces, or whole objects, out of the background like they did with the politicians. I chose to use photoshop for this and found this very helpful video tutorial that guided me through the motions.
I found it hard to make the edges look clean and curved, and there are many tools he was using to create the finished project. The hair especially is very troublesome. But I got the overall process and was able to produce something. This is definitely not my final product, but it was a good practice.