One of the key issues in non-photorealistic imagery is the process of selective abstraction, a characteristic shared with data-mining and – as shown wonderfully in this article by Robert Kosara – information graphics. The level of abstraction profoundly effects the interpretation of content. Fantastic article.
Flowing Data correctly highlights a revealing infographic by Krisztina Szucs. Films of a certain genre (rant: animation isn’t a genre! end rant) are laid out on a bar according to their RottenTomatoes rating. This point is the source of a lightbeam which illuminates the film’s budget on one end and the profits on the other. An appealing way to present a matrix of information. Like!
I wrote a while back about the top 1% of American wealth owners, and the 10% who believe they belong to that exclusive club. Well now, thanks to the New York Times – king of meaningful interactive info-graphics – there’s no guessing to it anymore, just check on your own.
On average, you need an annual income of $383,001 to belong to the exclusive 1% and the 50% line is at $50,742.
fakeisthenewreal has a wonderful page of scaled line drawings of public subway systems from cities around the world. Surprising: the size and sprawl and the felt character of the respective cities via what look to be simple scribbles.
Transportation has such an impact on how you experience a city. It would be interesting to see how you could reflect further characteristics… ie. the NewYork system of local and express trains vs. the one-track-leads-to-all-destinations systems you often encounter in Germany. Payment systems are also profound… NYC is a gateway – once inside your inside. Berlin has an identification system… you can be controlled at any time.