Recently I’ve been working on some static visualisations of news, and decided to create a poster with all of the news printed in the Guardian newspaper for one day. I played about with a couple of versions, trying to create relationships between the stories and the authors.
The visual is based on serial relationships between elements, but more on serial and parallel relations later. :)
Colour coded articles put the stories into categories.
The pipes connect the categories to one another in serial relationships.
Overlayed some quick and dirty scribbles to relate the stories to the authors.
…And a quick tally of stories by category and total.
There’s a fair bit to learn just from looking at this. For example, how the paper starts off by having varying subject categories before progressing into special dedicated sections with concentrated subject areas, seeing what were the most popular story categories, or which authors have the most published articles for that day.