Saturday, January 11, 2014

More about WSJ's charts and infographics

After becoming a happy subscriber to the The Wall Street Journal, I began gathering good examples of graphs, maps, and infographics to use in classes and, perhaps, in my next book. Let me take advantage of the fair use doctrine to give you a glimpse of what I saw in today's edition. It's all quite nice.

First, pretty decent small multiples (photo's blurry; sorry about that):

This is how elegant most sets of graphs and charts are on the print paper:

Locator maps with two scales —international readers will probably be thankful:

And my favorite piece today, an explanatory illustration that can be of great help next time your kid asks for a $3,000 monthly allowance (I guess that I'm not the right audience for this one):