Here at Visual News, we’ve been looking for designers/illustrators to participate in an ongoing design series called the Data + Design Project. As an off-shoot of Column Five Media, we are ardent supporters of the union between data and design. Last month we started curating the Data + Design Project gallery as a way to show how flexible and beautiful data visualizations can actually be. With the Visual News website getting over 1.1 million monthly visitors, 13,000 Facebook fans and 2,900 Twitter followers, we hope this can become a valuable resource for inspiration.
Each month, a few designers are invited to create a data visualization piece, using data about a subject which interests them. We will be assigning a featured visualization theme at the beginning of the month, then it is up to the designer to decide how complex or simple they want to make their graphic based on that theme. Each week we will post another designer’s creation for all to learn from and enjoy.
Data is everywhere, and we want to see the many ways data from everyday life can be interpreted. If you are interested in taking part in this project, feel free to email us with a link to your work at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the excellent designs contributed for “Pie Chart February” below, then click here or the images below to see the main Data + Design Project page. You can always find the project through the button on our front page.