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 April 2019.

Visualisations & Infographics

Covering latest visualisation, infographic or other related design works.

Visual Cinnamon | 'Adyen's Shareholder Report'

The Economist | 'American inequality reflects gross incomes as much as taxes'

JetPack | 'Brussels. A lovely Melting-Pot'

@amycesal | 'When you're marrying the human you met while collaborating on #dataviz together, you're basically required to collaborate on some viz for the wedding, right?'

The Pudding | 'Why Budapest, Warsaw, and Lithuania split themselves in two'

Washington Post | 'An illustrated guide to all 6,887 deaths in Game of Thrones'

Reddit | 'Angle of sun and daylight as year progresses showing day, night, poles and whole world [OC]'

@AlexCEngler | 'And so begins the annual thread of projects from my #dataviz class: If you like graphs that matter, this is the place for you. '

@chartball | 'How Charlotte beat Toronto, Friday, Apr 5th 2019 #gamecharts'

New York Times | 'Easter Sunday Attacks Add a New Dimension to Sri Lanka’s Sectarian Tensions'

@chartball | ...and related, 'As these NBA game charts build, they leave behind a useful little slope chart that shows how the game played out. Working now on using those to show a team's entire season history...'

The Pudding | 'Colorism in High Fashion'

New York Times | 'The ‘Dumb Choice’ That James Harden, Stephen Curry and the Rest of the N.B.A. Increasingly Avoid: The 2-Point Shot'

Fathom | 'Understanding the Mueller report through word association'

Financial Times | 'FT Data Crunch: "Numbers behind the news" - FT statistics journalist Federica Cocco and data journalist John Burn-Murdoch investigate the numbers behind the news'

Volkskrant | 'The YouTube stars of the reactionary right' [Translated from Dutch]

Small Multiples | 'How to plan a holiday using data'

Siemens | 'The atlas of digitalization'

Boring Bar Chart | 'They gave colour to our history'

SRF | 'The income is distributed so unequally in Switzerland' [Translated from Swiss]

Axios | 'Israeli moon landing to mark milestone in lunar exploration'

@leenkededonder | 'I made a visual exploration tool to analyse the wrappers of chocolate easter eggs. One egg = one egg. A first step towards a universal legend for wrappers'

The Guardian | 'Mapped: historical public transit systems v their modern equivalents'

The Economist | 'MPs’ Brexit votes reveal myriad divisions among the Tories'

Washington Post | 'The issues 2020 Democrats are running on, according to their social media'

Washington Post | 'Mapping America’s wicked weather and deadly natural disasters'

BMJ | 'Primary care management of chest pain after coronary artery bypass surgery'

The Guardian | 'Spain's general election 2019: all you need to know'

The Upshot | 'Spanish Grand Prix 2019: 60-Second Animated Recap'

New York Times | 'Stephen Curry has a Popcorn Problem'

Why do cats and dogs...? | 'You know, cats and dogs can be utterly strange sometimes...'

Scientific American | 'To Prevent Women from Dying in Childbirth, First Stop Blaming Them'

@worville | 'Quick thread on a few more of these age vs. mins plots'

@tjukanov | 'Visualizing Finnish elections [thread]'

New York Times | 'Why Notre-Dame Was a Tinderbox'


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

Sandra Rendgen | 'Input: What is a Dashboard?'

Datawrapper | 'Two charts in one'

Data Journalism | 'Putting data back into context'

Medium | 'Fine. is an investigation of how emotion visualization could look like and work. It is the web-abbreviated master’s thesis from Anna Wiederkehr, published in spring of 2017'

@srendgen | '...a brief summary of all talks at #malofiej27 in Pamplona last week, incl. slides and live Twitter threads'

Visual Cinnamon | 'Techniques for Data Visualization on both Mobile & Desktop'

Learning & Development

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

Esri | 'I’m excited to introduce dot density as the latest visualization tool available'

Ken Flerlage | 'More Sankey Templates: Multi-Level, Traceable, Gradient, and More!!'

Visual Cinnamon | 'The Design Process of “Why Do Cats & Dogs ...?”'

Subject News

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

Information is Beautiful | A huge collection of datasets that have shaped lots and lots of graphics by David McCandless/Information is Beautiful team

SITE | 'Data Visualization: A History of Visual Thinking and Graphic Comminication' - the upcoming title of a new book with Michael Friendly and Howard Wainer as co-authors

Publications office of the EU | Announcing EU DataViz 2019, an international conference taking place on 12 November 2019 in Luxembourg, organised by the Publications Office of the European Union

Missing Numbers | 'Introducing Missing Numbers: a blog on the data the government should collect, but doesn't'


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

It's Nice That | 'Ellen Evans’ latest film zooms into the tiny world of miniaturism'

TED | 'How to take a picture of a black hole'

Atelier des Lumieres | 'Van Gogh, Starry Night Created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi - Renato Gatto - Massimiliano Siccardi - with the musical collaboration of Luca Longobardi'