Tag Archives: Animation

Art Graphs and Charts Visualizations

2015 NYT Year in Visual Stores and Graphics – [VISUALIZATION]

2015 has been a breakthrough year for the New York Times in terms of the breath and reach of its storytelling techniques. Whether it’s through data visualizations or maps, we’ve seen an increase in the scope and breath of graphics to drive narrative and explanation. The news organization has gathered together some of its best examples in 2015: The Year in Visual Stories and Graphics.

My favorites of each category are below:

Visual features

The Dawn Wall – El Capitan’s Most Unwelcoming Route

Longform Stories

Buying Power – The Families Funding The 2016 Presidential Election

Data-Driven Articles

What Drives Gun Sales: Terrorism,Politics and Calls for Restrictions


The World According to China

Motion Graphics and Video Stories

Three Hours of Terror in Paris, Moment by Moment

Data Visualization

TThe Flight of Refugees Around the Globe

Earth Video Visualizations

Planet Earth’s Big Ocean – [VIDEO]

A superbly informative Ted-Ed animation from Scott Gass explaining the immensity of planet earth’s ‘one big ocean’. Some astonishing facts here – “The oceans hold the greatest geological features of our planet” including the largest waterfall, mountain and mountain range.

(h/t broadsheet)

Art Video Visualizations

Mobile Phone Data Mining – [VISUALIZATION]

Michael Rigley beautiful animation below – titled “Network” – provides a thought provoking analysis of the sheer mass of personal data being captured and stored by mobile phone companies. The video was created  for his BFA design thesis project at the California College of Art.

(via boingboing)

Art Video

Art of Animation – [VIDEO]

The latest short-film in the PBS Off/Book arts series exploring the art of animation:

From classic forms like hand drawn and stop-motion, to cutting-edge techniques like motion graphics and CGI, animation has a long history of creating style and poetry unachievable through live action film-making. It is a tool for educating, a place for experimentation and play, and a way of telling personal stories that reach the viewer with powerful visual metaphors.

(h/t broadsheet)

Art Time-lapse Video

Dancing Books – [VIDEO]

What happened with Sean Ohlenkamp and his wife have  decided to start organizing their book self.  Well, the results of their efforts last year are below, but this year they’ve taken it to the next level. They spent “many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto”, and in the process created the beautiful stop-motion animation below.

You can’t do that with a kindle that’s for sure.

(via BoingBoing)

Video Visualizations

99% v 1%: The Occupy movement

Is the US really split 99% v 1%? As poverty and inequality reach record levels, the Guardian has created an animation highlighting the gap between rich and poor in the United Status, and how this has developed over the course of many administrations.

From the Guardian blog post on the animation above:

The super rich – the top 0.01% of the population – own more of the national wealth now than at any time since 1928, just before the Great Depression. And the richest 1% of the US population? They own a third of US net worth.

There are now over 3.1m millionaires and the US has over 400 billionaires, more than any other country in the world.

One in every seven Americans lives below the poverty line – that’s a record 46.2 million people (although it might actually be higher).
• One in six Americans have no health insurance – 50 million people, a population twice the size of Texas (27m people). Of every 17 Americans, at least one will be earning below the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
• 14.5% of Americans households are defined as “food insecure”. That means for every seven households, one will have trouble putting enough food on the table

(via The Guardian)