A few years ago, Peter Gorman (photo: above) took a one-year, solo bicycle trip around the U.S. and Canada. he rode over 11,000 miles in one big loop. After the trip, Peter designed some graphic maps inspired by the places he visited and opened an online shop called Barely Maps. Since then, his designs have been […]

Readers: I am continuing my week-long review of the shortlist entries for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017. This entry was very powerful, engaging and chronicles the plight of Syrian refugees looking for new places to live in Europe, only to be “fenced out.” Below is more detail on this entry. Best regards, Michael […]

Readers: Here is another example of excellent data visualization work from one of the winners in the KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards 2016. This one was a BRONZE award winner in the Interactive category. If you click on the image below, you will be redirected to the actual article on the Bloomberg site. Best regards, Michael BRONZE (tied – […]

Source: Katie Park, Alyson Hurt, Tyler Fisher and Lisa Charlotte Rost/NPR, Map: How Per-Pupil Spending Compares Across U.S. School Districts, Education Week, April 18, 2016, http://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/map-how-per-pupil-spending-compares-across-us.html?override=web. An Education Week Research Center analysis of federal data shows spending levels per student in most U.S. school districts for fiscal year 2013. The school finance analysis comes from […]

Readers: It’s no secret I have been a fan of Charles Apple’s work for a long time. I have blogged about him and his work in the past (see “Charles Apple” in my Categories or do a search for “Charles Apple” on my blog). Charles Apple (photo, right) is a longtime news artist, graphics reporter, designer, editor and […]

In the December 28, 2013 digital edition of The Washington Post, Kennedy Elliott and Dan Balz published an interactive data visualization titled Party Control by State. The recent gridlock in Congress has been blamed on political polarity — increasingly antagonistic political ideologies among Democrats and Republicans, with neither party in full control. But states are circumventing […]

I though this interactive infographic from The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) was interesting in that it shows you visually how to “follow the money.” The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is an active global network of 160 reporters in more than 60 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. Founded in 1997, ICIJ was launched as […]