Pulp Fiction in Chronological Order
Yesterday was crazy busy for me, so distractions were very much welcome. And this poster by Noah Smith was one of those distractions. This wonderful graphic presents the entire movie of Pulp Fiction as a convoluted timeline with a running clock and some really nice little details for those who are big fans of the film. Fun!
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Ray Bradbury’s fulfilled predictions
Sixty years ago, the great science fiction author predicted the appearence of various devices, which have now become common place. Ray was a wise man.
How Weather Tweets Compare To Real Weather Data
Each year, Dutch design studio CLEVER°FRANKE steps away from client work for just a little while, to work on their side project. A side project that normally involves creating a beautiful graphic that’s based on a topic very close to their heart, well, close to their namesake C°F at least: the weather.
And this year they do not disappoint. This stunning graphic takes a look at how Tweets about the weather compare to real weather data. Is the way how people rate the weather on the internet in accordance with the meteorological facts? It turns out that we really, really like to complain and exaggerate a whole lot, unless it’s sunny and warm. Only in March and April did people really rate weather well on social networks, the rest of the year they were rather quite negative.
To do this, CLEVER°FRANKE analysed over 700,000 Tweets about the weather and then compared them to official weather reports. Each day of the year has its own axis taking a look at wind speed, temperature, sunshine and rain. The weather for each day is rated on a meteorological scale of 1-10, with social sentiment also plotted on a 1-10 scale. From these two scales alone, you can quickly see that they don’t quite match up, revealing our tendency to refer and comment on the negative rather than the positive.
View more details on this project over on their website
(Story and images via FastCo Design)
The Avengers, Visualised
NYT data artist in residence Jer Thorp visualises the history of the Marvel comic The Avengers, 1963-2010. Taking a look at the 570-issue archive he tried to find some interesting patterns regarding the appearances of some of the main characters in the series as well as some of the recurring key themes. What a fun personal project! View the whole set over on Flickr.
Influence: A Brief History
A really nice visualisation summarising 200 years of transformative moments. I love the combination of simple, line illustrations mixed with old photography and bold, bright colours! Some great, unique ways of displaying information beyond the standard timeline format.