At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I've come across during the previous month. Here's the latest collection from September 2018.

Visualisations & Infographics

Covering latest visualisation, infographic or other related design works.

Vox | 'Every time Ford and Kavanaugh dodged a question, in one chart'

Reuters | 'Notes from the 2008 financial crisis'

The Guardian | 'Seven endangered species that could (almost) fit in a single train carriage'

Mike Maieli | 'Billboard's #1 Songs of 2017'

jwasilgeo | 'Earth at Night'

Data Viz Today | 'The Women of Data Viz'

MeTooMentum | 'Can social media become a vehicle to foster social change? MeToomentum addresses this question by dissecting the popular Twitter social Movement #MeToo'

Bloomberg | '250 Trillion in Debt: the World’s Post-Lehman Legacy'

Flowing Data | 'Cuisine Ingredients: Looking for the ingredients that make food taste different around the world'

WSJ | 'Gen Z Is Coming to Your Office. Get Ready to Adapt.'

Washington Post | 'In 649 days, President Trump has made 6,420 false or misleading claims'

New York Times | 'How Connected Is Your Community to Everywhere Else in America?'

National Geographic | 'How trees secretly talk to each other in the forest'

FT | 'Story of a House'

Behance | 'Visual analysis of the epistolary relationship between Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels'

National Geographic | 'More Animals Becoming Night Owls, Thanks to Humans'

Studio Kuijpers | 'The Kuijpers family tree'

MyEU | 'What has the EU done for your area?'

Perceiving | 'Daily Minimum temperatures in Sydney'

Washington Post | 'An issue of alternative storytelling'

FT | 'Ronaldo: Why Juventus gambled €100m on a future payday'

Infogram | 'The holy grail'

The Pudding | 'The Celebrity Billboard Project'

Bloomberg | 'The Jobs Numbers: Who’s Hiring in America—and Who’s Not'

Our World in Data | 'The map we need if we want to think about how global living conditions are changing'


These are references to written articles, discourse or interviews about visualisation.

Evergreen Data | 'Graph Text Should Be Horizontal'

Flourish | 'How to choose the right visualization for your data'

Learning & Development

These links cover presentations, tutorials, podcasts, academic papers, case-studies, how-tos etc.

Clever Franke | A process narrative of their annual 'Weather Chart' project

experCeption | Steve Franconeri's 'Data visualization 'chart chooser' quick-reference guide. '

Wired | 'How the Weather Channel made that insane storm surge animation'

Subject News

Includes announcements within the field, such as new sites or resources, new book titles and other notable developments.

Microsoft | 'Bringing AI to Excel—4 new features announced today at Ignite'

Ordnance Survey | 'Discover more with new OS Maps 3D feature'

Medium | 'How We Made Morph'

Google | 'Making it easier to discover datasets'

Morph | 'Make Art with Data: Morph is a free & open-source tool for creating designs, animations or interactive visualizations from data'

Amazon | New Book: 'Observe, Collect, Draw!: A Visual Journal Diary' by Giorgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec


Any other items that may or may not be directly linked to data visualisation but might have a data, technology or visual theme.

The Guardian | 'UK’s worst-selling map: The empty landscape charted by OS440'

Twitter | 'Last page of a fantastic 10-years-after-the-crisis NYT supplement.'

The Guardian | 'Ebb and flow: Britain's tidal coastline – in pictures'