The Housing Crisis in 3D
What Donkey Kong has to do with the global economic landslide.
By Maria Popova
Last month, we loved FlowingData‘s 27 visualizations and infographics that shed light on the financial crisis. Today, we’re going even more abstract with subprime — a fantastic 3D piece of visual storytelling that shows us in simple yet crisply graspable terms just how the housing market went haywire.
And despite the video-gamesque sound design, subprime doesn’t fail to call out the 800-pound gorilla in the room: Our present housing situation is more King Kong than Donkey Kong.
Out of beeple, a delightfully irreverent studio for “audio/video works and art crap.”
Published April 21, 2009