We briefly mentioned the Felton Report in class, but never went over it at length. Specifically, the 2010/2011 report has an excellent color scheme, typeface selection, and beautiful representations of day-to-day minutiae.
New York Magazine recently took all of this coming Oscar’s Best Picture nominees and analyzed them as simple infographics. Nothing mind-blowing, but it’s an easy distraction and something to get you in the mood for this Sunday’s telecast.
Yet another entry from Infographic of the Day, I spent a good chunk of time after class reading and digesting an article about this infographic from Pop Chart Lab. Not just for the pretty graphic above, but for how the designers went about collecting and processing data, and then drafting multiple graphics to come up with the image you see here. I find it particularly relevant given today’s themes about process, showing your work, and the importance of leaving a paper trail to show how far you’ve come since the first draft. Definitely worth a read if you have some time, and some needed inspiration for the final.
After clicking through Levi’s last post, I stumbled upon this article in the archives. I’m a huge fan of subway maps and how metro systems are designed for wayfinding, so this image really resonates with me. In my opinion it does a better job of diagrammatically laying out the US Interstate Highway system than previous attempts, and uses a color scheme/logic that is halfway between the iconic London Tube map and Madrid Metro’s latest map design. Click the map for the full-scale version.
One of my all-time favorite New Yorker covers by Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz. After 9/11, the duo remade the map of New York and it’s neighborhoods as a collection of places based on Middle Eastern countries. Part zeitgeist, part humor, and part response to the nation’s growing Islamophobia, this cover is both cheeky and controversial.
As per the shorter Viegas and Wattenberg article from today’s discussion, here’s a link to the New York Times infographic on charting unemployment from 2007-2009 for “people like you”. The infographic allows the user to highlight specific cohorts to help identify which demographic group is most like them. The graph also changes in real time to reflect the inputs.