There are some tasty designs in this archive from Sainbury’s.
Thursday, August 25th, 2022
Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
A lovely website (or web book?) dedicated entirely to colour contrast, complete with interactive illustrative widgets.
A comprehensive guide for exploring and learning about the theory, science, and perception of color and contrast.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
The design process in action in Victorian England:
Recognizing that few people actually read statistical tables, Nightingale and her team designed graphics to attract attention and engage readers in ways that other media could not. Their diagram designs evolved over two batches of publications, giving them opportunities to react to the efforts of other parties also jockeying for influence. These competitors buried stuffy graphic analysis inside thick books. In contrast, Nightingale packaged her charts in attractive slim folios, integrating diagrams with witty prose. Her charts were accessible and punchy. Instead of building complex arguments that required heavy work from the audience, she focused her narrative lens on specific claims. It was more than data visualization—it was data storytelling.
This is a story about pizza and geometry.
The interactive widget here really demonstrates the difference between showing and telling.
Saturday, February 19th, 2022
A fascinating four-part series by Lisa Charlotte Muth on colour in data visualisations:
Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
This is a great combination of rigorous research and great data visualisation.
Sunday, November 28th, 2021
I like the split-screen animated format for explaining this topic.
Thursday, October 7th, 2021
Download this PDF to see 100 beautiful literary visualisations.
Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
Visualising the growth of the internet.
Sunday, February 28th, 2021
A beautiful interactive visualisation of every paper published in Nature.
Saturday, February 20th, 2021
Draw an iceberg and see how it will float.
Sunday, January 31st, 2021
There are some beautiful illustrations in this online exhibition of data visualisation in the past few hundred years.
Sunday, January 17th, 2021
A lovely visualisation of asteroids in our solar system.
Monday, November 16th, 2020
A handy tool for getting an overview of your site’s CSS:
CSS Stats provides analytics and visualizations for your stylesheets. This information can be used to improve consistency in your design, track performance of your app, and diagnose complex areas before it snowballs out of control.
Friday, November 13th, 2020
What you see is the big map of a sea of literature, one where each island represents a single author, and each city represents a book. The map represents a selection of 113 008 authors and 145 162 books.
This is a poetic experiment where we hope you will get lost for a while.
Sunday, October 18th, 2020
A timeline showing the history of non-digital dataviz.
Friday, July 31st, 2020
A really lovely unmonetisable enthusiasm:
All 2,242 illustrations from James Sowerby’s compendium of knowledge about mineralogy in Great Britain and beyond, drawn 1802–1817 and arranged by color.
Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
This is a nifty visual interactive explainer for the language of CSS—could be very handy for Codebar students.