Data + Design Project

This Interactive Visualizes Every Important Supreme Court Ruling Since 1946

Tuesday 07.08.2014 , Posted by
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Last week’s controversial Hobby Lobby ruling sparking heated debate across the web. The furor over the decision inspired visual agency Column Five to visualize The Supreme Court Database in one easy to navigate interactive that tracks Supreme Court rulings from 1946 to present times.

Everything from segregation to life insurance benefits for adoptive siblings, it’s all there at the hover of your mouse. The interactive timeline feature allows you to quickly flip through rulings that have long been forgotten or taken for granted. Accompanying the timeline is a rich amount of information on each case just a click away, including whether the Court leaned more conservative or liberal during its particular time of operation:

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One Cob, Many Flavors: These Recipes Will Have You Rethinking Your Next BBQ

Monday 03.24.2014 , Posted by
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Did you know peak corn season is in the springtime? That’s right, just as the days are getting warm and the BBQ is begging to be fired up, one of the most mouth watering crops springs forth ready to be munched… in so many tasty ways. That’s because, although corn originated in the Americas, it’s now grown on every continent except Antarctica – and each area has at least one regional recipe for your next cookout. [Read more...]

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Heading to SXSW? Check Out Column Five’s Unreal Paper Craft Animation

Friday 03.07.2014 , Posted by
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The crafty people at Column Five now have offices in California and New York, so what better way to announce their country spanning convergence on SXSW this week than this stellar paper craft animation? Whether you prefer mustard covered hot dogs, fresh zesty tacos or a juicy rack of ribs, the short animation will keep your eyes well pleased and your stomach… well… fiber filled. It’s paper after all. [Read more...]

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Beautiful Animal Kingdom Series Pairs Unlikely Animals in Symbiotic Illustrations

Monday 01.20.2014 , Posted by
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If there’s one word to gauge a good natured working relationship, it’s symbiosis. From understanding the needs of both parties and acting when we observe them, to giving back in unexpected and surprising ways, it’s all a beautiful dance we must follow each day. In that spirit, visual agency Column Five gives a gift to their partners and publishers every holiday season. This year they’ve created a stunning series of fine art limited-edition letterpress prints and a gift set inspired by one of the Five Columns of their mission statement: “Be Good to Each Other.” The result is 3 nature inspired images to ponder and enlighten. [Read more...]

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Know Your Roots: Column Five Hometowns

Tuesday 06.19.2012 , Posted by

In this digital age, we work and have contact with people who we’ve never met in person. The only thing we may know about them is through email exchanges, Twitter feeds, and maybe Instagram photos — if we’ve been lucky enough for even that. With face-to-face interaction giving way to online interactions, it’s still nice to humanize your company and team every once in a while. Column Five, our parent company, put together this interactive to show where everyone on their team was originally born, and how some 20+ years later they all ended up working together under the same roof. [Read more...]

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How Do You Spot a Tumblr User?

Thursday 02.16.2012 , Posted by

Tumblr is one of the most popular micro-blogging platforms on the internet, with nearly 43 million blogs and counting, reblogging animated gifs and feminist Ryan Gosling memes have never been so popular. Tumblr is an interesting ecosystem, with a large part of it looking as if it was designed for 15 year old kids who sneeze glitter while needing everything cool and hip under the sun… and while this sounds pretty great, it isn’t exactly what the community of Tumblr looks like down deep. [Read more...]

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How Much Money Do You Need to Be Considered Rich?

Thursday 01.12.2012 , Posted by

I once read the book “How to Get Rich” by publishing magnate Felix Dennis, in which he defined being “rich” as having a net worth of $30 to $70 million of cash-on-hand. At the time, I can remember thinking that was an astounding, even crazy number, but I’m sure many in the so-called 1% would agree completely. As this graphic, The Rich Index points out, the definition of “rich” is very much in the eye of the beholder. [Read more...]

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In Caffeine We Trust: A Print to Track Your Consumption

Saturday 12.24.2011 , Posted by

What better companion in the cold winter months than a nice warm cup-a-joe? That black liquid warms us up, energizes and seems to even sweep the clouds away. For those of us who make it a daily ritual this new poster will be quite a tasty treat: created by Column Five, the print features three of the main staples that keep the company ticking: data, design and caffeine. The attractive black and white print is ‘interactive’, allowing you to track your coffee consumption and preferences over a month… coloring in the coffee themed data with some good old dark roast. [Read more...]

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How Many Pumpkin Seeds? Halloween by the Numbers

Sunday 10.30.2011 , Posted by

Have you ever wondered how many seeds are in each pumpkin? Have you pondered the amount of candy consumed by an American in a year or the number of parents who admit to sneaking some of that candy out of their kids trick-or-treat bags? If you’re that kind of person (and we are) this graphic is for you. Created for History.com by Column Five, this exploration is sure to get you in the mood for the 31st. Happy Halloween everybody [Read more...]

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Going Local vs. Fair Trade: What Food Buy Is Better?

Wednesday 10.12.2011 , Posted by

We all want to make the world a better place, and one of the best ways is with your fork. Next time you hit the grocery market you’ll have two ethical food choices: buying local or buying fair trade. These two philosophies of how we acquire our food both have their benefits and drawbacks so Column Five along with Ethical Ocean put together this excellent graphic to help guide your decision. Tasty [Read more...]

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