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Information is Beautiful

A part of my job requires me to take data and make it visually understandable quickly and easily by someone who may or may not be familiar with the information presented. Sounds boring right. Sometime it is, but sometimes it is anything but boring especially when this raw data is in the right hands. I ran across a site today called Information is Beautiful by David McCandless that shows off  some amazing information designers. The post that really grabbed me features work by London-based data artist, Stefanie Posavec. The graphic above looks a lot like a dandelion to me but is actually an interpretation of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road. Who knew literature could be so visually beautiful? I am inspired to make my next bit of data a work of art. This is the breath of fresh air I needed today when I was feeling a little mired in the everyday.

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