For our latest design challenge, our team tackled the alphabet. See their 12 fresh, fun, and sometimes freaky versions of the letter "L."

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Great Data Visualizations: The Iconography of Ink [Infographic]

Iconography of Ink, created by, maps out 90 celebrity tattoos and their connections to one another. You can find other interesting facts and tips about tattoos at Tattoos—originating from the Tahitian word &lsquo...

Getting Deep With Data Visualization and Neuroscience

In 2011 Mark Schnitzer’s Lab in Stanford came up with a brilliant technology: a miniaturized integrated microscope that can be

The Dangers of Visual Data Manipulation

To be great data visualizers we must first become great statisticians, examining large amounts of data and presenting it in a factual, yet rhetorical, context. When we are dealing with such a lot of...

Deconstructing Visual Storytelling

“A clever smuggler came to the border with a donkey. The donkey’s back was heavily laden with straw. The official at the border was suspicious and pulled apart the man’s bundles till there was straw all around, but not a valuable thing in the straw was found. “But I’m certain you’re smuggling something,” the official […]


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