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The Personal Touch on Informative Graphics

Monday 02.07.2011 , Posted by

Instead of using vector drawings normally associated with informational graphics, designer Peter Ørntoft has used carefully planned photographs to create a series of booklets based on opinion polls for 10 Danish social topics. Exploring statistics related to crime, religion and health, his work puts a very personal and hands-on touch to these social numbers, asking the viewer not only to learn from the information, but to feel it as well.

For more on Peter Ørntoft’s work, see his page on the Behance Network.

First image above and two below: Interest no. 4. Refugees and Immigrants. These images focus on whether the Danes feel it is ethical to wear religious symbols in public professions.

Following 3 images: Interest no. 5. Health and Science. Ørntoft focuses on the Danes fear of the H1N1 flu and whether they think the Danish healthcare system can handle an epidemic. He worked at the University of Copenhagen using living microorganisms to design and display the data.

Following 3 images: Interest no. 6. Law and Order. These images are based upon gang related crime and whether the Danes have changed their behavior because of it. Ørntoft used Danish caution tape along with typical ways people interact with their city environment to display the data.

Following 3 images: Presenting the Data. Using a format like a statistical year book, Ørntoft created a package of 10 individual booklets each describing one set of information.


Benjamin Starr

Written by Benjamin Starr

Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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