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Top 15 Albums of 2008 from Michael Surtees Visualized

Just like last year, I’ve thought it would be interesting for me to plot out my top albums for the year. I changed the data axis of the 2 x […]

Following News Online + Getting Information on the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

For my own sake I thought it would be interesting to flow how I tend to get my news. Last week w/ the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks that changed slightly after […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 10th (October 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… At this point in the news cycle it would be hard not to be influenced by what’s going on in US politics and the economy. Interestingly enough a lot […]

Learning from laughing

The Mister O comics strip by Lewis Trondheim above illustrates some great points depending on your point of view. I’ll let you decide for yourself what it means, but for […]

Remember those Girl Talk mp3’s from a couple months ago? Here’s the diagram to the music

Remember a while ago when the latest Girl Talk music files were floating around? Now that you’ve probably stopped listen to it there’s a diagram from Wired Magazine that illustrates […]

Flow sex

I’m not sure who designed the above flow sex chart though I can recommend that you should take a look at it full size. Just in case you’re lost for […]

Why can’t I embed these to show their cool interactivity?

I’m really liking how the NYT’s Map of Olympic Medals is designed. Nice interactive features that show the medal count via geography and ranking. But as I took the screen […]

Did you like Clerks because of the dialogue?

I was clicking through a lot of links this morning when I came across the above gem. It wasn’t exactly easy to figure out who designed it though I think […]

Twitter time and date viz. tool

Always on the lookout for tools that can show me something new viz. wise w/ twitter – I came across the above tool at http://xefer.com/twitter/michaelsurtees. In a simple timeline it […]

Visualize your delicious tags in a cool way

I luv visualization tools – you’ll luv http://wordle.net/create too if you have a delicious account. The above image illustrates my top 50 tags from http://del.icio.us/Michael_Surtees. The site has a really […]

What Size Matters?

I can honestly say I’ve never seen a diagram or chart like the one above that suggests the preference women have to that certain part of the male anatomy. You […]

Mapping Animals – what is the name of this kind of diagram?

If you’re a vegetarian you might want to look the other way instead of reading this post. When I used to work near the Meat Packing District I would often […]

Raymond Biesinger flow-charted history of Edmonton bands

The talented illustrator Raymond Biesinger has created a fascinating 16 lane chart that covers Edmonton’s (Alberta, Canada) music scene between 1956 through today in 2008. While I wasn’t much of […]

Boredoms NYT Chart

I don’t always understand the visualizations that Andrew Kuo does, but the above chart is quite interesting to look at. I really like the form he used and the way […]

Multiplatform Complaining

I luv how communication works today when something doesn’t work… Here’s the diagram in action. photo + twitter + overheard in the studio = late L Train

Keeping Track of You

A couple weeks back I was have tea w/ Jack Cheng and he mentioned how he was keeping track and organizing things in work and life. One site that he […]

For Fans of the Approval Matrix from New York Magazine

If you enjoy going through New York Magazine’s print version of the Approval Matrix you’ll want to check out the live web version that someone has put together blog style […]

My Top 20 Albums of 2007 Visualized

The great thing about year end lists in music is that chances are you’ll find something that you missed through out the year. The album that I found (or so […]

The Matrix Chart (2 x 2)

I found myself in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) last night heading back to NYC on a red eye with a couple people from work. At Vino Volo in the […]

New Wave Diagram

Here’s another example of a great diagram from Earl Boykins’s blog emo+beer = busted career. If his method looks familiar, it’s probably b/c you’ve seen him in the NYT.

Watching all those options before the move

I think there’s always an advantage to having the ability to see your opponents way of thinking. If you can see how they react to a move, the ability to […]

Nice blog and media spatial map demo

outside.in and Jonathan Cousins have created a pretty cool diagram of neighborhood buzz in relation to bloggers and mainstream media. Watch the demo at http://outside.in/buzzmap.php As the pie graphs grow […]

Sector Snapshot

While I’m not entirely sure why I would need this type of diagram yet, I have to give credit to the designers that thought about it and actually were able […]

Diagrams that make sense, but what’s really going on?

While incredibly strange, the diagrams from Smokers’s Style actually do make sense. But why and how does someone think about these things like this are interesting to consider. Get inspired […]

Nigel Holmes on Information Design

I picked up the book Nigel Holmes on Information Design by Steven Heller last night and was immediately drawn to the image Nigel created above. I haven’t finished the book […]

Telling time visually

After talking about my new Nooka watch a couple posts ago, I wondered out loud about other forms to tell time. After doing a little searching I came across Tokyoflash: […]

Tree Map app for Macs

Tree Map app for Macs, originally uploaded by Michael Surtees. Here’s a pretty neat app for Mac’s for no other reason then it indicates where all your space is being […]

Dense Charts

I still love Junk Charts and so should you. The latest posting about the chart above makes an interesting observation on the specialty like chart. In their own words “In […]

The battle of the blogging platforms

Here’s an interesting comparison with wordpress and blogger. I dropped my design*notes url into the website as graphs website at www.aharef.info/static/htmlgraph This is what the colour coding means: blue: for […]

The Agony and Ecstasy of the Diagram

Ticker Factory is one of those sites that has turned static diagrams and leveraged dynamic data entry into something for “the rest of us”, counting down to that great day […]

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