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Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Envisioning Information
Visual Explanations
Beautiful Evidence
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Visual and Statistical Thinking $2
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Data Analysis for Politics and Policy $2
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Presenting Data and Information
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Image Quilts

Our website imagequilts.com shows the new work of ET and Adam Schwartz on quilts (a variety of small multiples) that show 100 to 500 images on a single screen.

There is also a free Chrome app that composes, sorts, and edits the results from Google images.


Video demo:




Georges Vantongerloo

Vantongerloo was a painter and sculptor associated with the DeStijl group. This quilt places images of his small sculptures in the top row, above an assortment of paintings (with some repeats). The paintings served as design-sketch for stucco cladding of a studio/barn.

Vantongerloo


Subatomic Particles

This quilt shows images of collisions of subatomic particles. Many of the original images were decorated in strong colors, now desaturated to black and white.

subatomic particles


Hillside Vineyards

Description of the Hillside Vineyards quilt.

Hillside Vineyards


Terrace Farming

Description of the Terrace Farming quilt.

terrace farming


Paul Klee

Description of the Paul Klee quilt.

Klee


Paul Klee, High-resolution Elements

Description of the Paul Klee, High-resolution Elements quilt.

Klee, high-resolution elements


Paul Klee Palette

Description of the Paul Klee Palette quilt.

Klee palette


Pablo Picasso

Description of the Pablo Picasso quilt.

Picasso


The Quilts Of Gee's Bend

Description of the The Quilts Of Gee's Bend quilt.

Quilts of Gee's Bend


47 Animal Sounds Over And Over

Description of the 47 Animal Sounds Over And Over quilt.

47 animal sounds


Feynman Diagrams

Description of the Feynman Diagrams quilt.

Feynman diagrams


Feynman 32

Description of the Feynman 32 quilt.

Feynman 32

Feynman ET


Eadweard Muybridge

Description of the Eadweard Muybridge quilt.

Eadweard Muybridge


Sorting Algorithms

Description of the Sorting Algorithms quilt.

sorting algorithms


Crime Scene Fingerprints

Description of the Crime Scene Fingerprints quilt.

crime scene fingerprints


Georges Vantongerloo Paintings

Description of the Georges Vantongerloo Paintings quilt.

crime scene fingerprints


Chinese Calligraphy

Description of the Chinese Calligraphy quilt.

crime scene fingerprints


Agnes Martin

Description of the Agnes Martin quilt.

crime scene fingerprints


Syed Haider Raza

Description of the Syed Haider Raza quilt.

crime scene fingerprints


Josef Albers

Description of the Josef Albers quilt.

crime scene fingerprints





Taking a line for a walk / on the margins

Below, original graphic from "Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines," published Feb. 11, 2015 by Tynan DeBold and Dov Friedman for the Wall Street Journal as part of Project Tycho. (article here)

The number of infected people, measured over 70-some years and across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, generally declined after vaccines were introduced.

The heat map shows number of cases per 100,000 people.

Measles original

Here, the graphic re-worked, without active whitespace.

Measles reworked

-- ET (email)