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blog.datawrapper.de

How to pick more beautiful colors for your data visualizations

Choosing good colors for your charts is hard. This article tries to make it easier.

medium.muz.li

7 Deadly Sins of Data Visualization

Snakes, seashells, mountains — this is something we, designers, might draw instead of showing data.

nytimes.com

What Happens to Viral Particles on the Subway

Many New Yorkers are avoiding the subway, fearful of jostling with strangers in crowded cars.

malofiejgraphics.com

The New York Times and National Geographic win the Endesa Best of Show Award

In this edition, 162 media outlets from 34 different countries have sent in their works.

pudding.cool

Defining the ’90s Music Canon

Quantifying the songs that will characterize the ’90s

observablehq.com

How to visualize periodicity?

An Observable notebook by Pierre Ripoll.

senseable.mit.edu

Sonic Cities

What did cities sound like during the lockdown?

pudding.cool

The Physical Traits that Define Men and Women in Literature

An analysis of 2,000 books and how body parts are described, by gender.

nytimes.com

How the Coronavirus Compares With 100 Years of Deadly Events

Here’s the outbreak’s toll in 25 cities and regions compared with hurricanes, heat waves and the Spanish flu.

kottke.org

A Time Lapse World Map of Every Covid-19 Death

In order to demonstrate the magnitude of the pandemic, James Beckwith made a time lapse map of each Covid-19 death.

economist.com

Tracking the coronavirus across Europe

How countries and regions are coping with the covid-19 pandemic

spoon-tamago.com

Japanese Aqarium’s Flowchart Illustrates the Complex Relationships of Penguins

Two aquariums in Japan keep obsessive tabs on their penguins and maintain an updated flowchart that visualizes all their penguin drama.

washingtonpost.com

The virus that shut down the world

From migration to trade, the disruption created by covid-19 is erasing decades of economic gains achieved through globalization.

slate.com

I Walked All 1,114 Blocks of My ZIP Code to Catalog House Numbers

Believe it or not, I learned a lot.

nytimes.com

The Gaps Between White and Black America, in Charts

Racism is at the heart of our nation’s inequality.

pudding.cool

You Know Karen

She’s been having a moment — and that’s not a good thing. Using baby name data, we found other names that are equally as “Karen” as Karen.

flowingdata.com

Data visualization wallpaper

As a 100-day project, Alli Torban has been imagining what a data visualization designer’s wallpaper might look like through the years.

flowingdata.com

Racial Divide

It's hard to think of much else. These maps show the racial divide between black and white people in major cities.

money.co.uk

Currency in colour: a visual guide to 157 banknotes around the world

Explore our interactive map to discover the most dominant colour of each currencies’ banknotes.

fastcompany.com

Move over data visualization. The era of 'data simulation' is here

“Flatten the curve” was just the beginning.