UPDATE: This post has been updated on 05 April 2008. The original contents of this post can be found in this text file.
Well here’s version 2 of Monday’s edition. I like to think of this as 1.0, and the previous was just the beta. Software gets beta’d all the time, why can’t posters?
Anyways, I felt I ‘copped out’ a bit on the first effort. I think it had a strong message, but I don’t think it was being communicated in the best way possible. A bit of typography and a wee jiggery pokery and here we are.
And there’s a story behind the nutritional information bit. I was watching a programme on the BBC about Britain’s addiction to microwave meals, and how people would stand in the supermarkets and read the whole packets of the meals before deciding if they wanted to put that in their mouths or not. Well why not with information? I think with information as with food, some ingredients are better than others.
This is one day in a series that takes the news from one week of the Guardian newspaper, and visually represents it as a series of static visualisations. You may also be interested in:
- Monday - A typographic and layout based piece previewing the contents of the paper as ingredients.
- Tuesday - A list of headlines contained in the paper illustrated with references to the article or subject.
- Wednesday - A polar graph inspired layout mapping the stories and categories on colour coded concentric circles.
- Thursday - A content map showing the relationships between information inside of a circular container.
- Friday - A text heavy piece highlighting the sheer amount of information contained within in the paper.
- Saturday - A grid based typographic piece, showing patterns and author relationships through the paper.