Data Posters: FlowingPrints
Yellow buses, Scantron sheets and why teachers prefer California.
By Maria Popova
We love data visualization. And FlowingData is among the smartest, most compelling curators of the discipline. Today, they launch the long-awaited FlowingPrints poster series — gorgeous original prints, in sets based around specific data themes.
The inaugural set features three prints about education. Enrollment and Dropouts reveals historical patterns of attendance, illuminating both the progress made so far and the need for further improvement. College High exposes the staggering disconnect between average income and yearly cost of higher education. How America Learns: By The Numbers was inspired by the nostalgic tangram puzzles of childhood, divulging the complexity of all that goes into learning.
The series is both beautiful and revelational, offering a conceptually and aesthetically sophisticated way to explore fascinating data stories.
Besides, let’s face it, no matter how inspired and creative a piece of data visualization may be, the sheer size of the computer screen often sells it short. (GOOD Transparencies, we’re looking at you.)
And now for a special Brain Pickings treat: Get $20 off when you order the set here and use the discount code CQ4W9GWH.
Enjoy — we certainly are.
Published September 28, 2009