Make Your Walls Way Cooler With Data

Posted to Projects  |  Nathan Yau

Like I said, data graphics that aren’t interactive are a lot better in print. I’m not sure what it is exactly but it’s the same feeling as holding a physical book in your hands over reading an electronic version online. It just feels right.

And now that I have our very first FlowingPrints series physically in my hands, I can say that these designs from Robert, Atley, and me are no exception.

The colors are vibrant, the paper feels good in your hands, and all the lines are very crisp – something you don’t get out of a computer monitor no matter how high the resolution. Not to mention, each print shows you a topic we should all know about.

This Week: Buy 1, Get 1 Free

If your walls are looking a little bare, why not spruce up the place with some data prints? Your walls will become both pretty and smart :). In fact, even if you don’t have a lot of wall space, you can still enjoy these in your hands or on a table. Some people are buying several and then sharing them with others, which I think is an excellent idea, and so this week, I’m making it easier to do that. When you buy one print, you get the second free.

What Others Are Saying…

Of course, I’m a little biased (just a tiny bit) when it comes to these prints. I think they’re great, but here’s what others are saying about FlowingPrints:

“FlowingData goes tactile! Proving that variety is the spice of life, the posters comprising the first edition of FlowingPrints employ precision, whimsy and iconography to deliver three distinct representations of education in America. A solid start to an exciting initiative—I’m looking forward to the next batch!” – Greg J. Smith, Serial Consign

“Incredible.” – Iman Moradi, Running in the Halls

“These charts take education data, and educate the viewer with clarity and grace. They also serve as an education in how to educate: Hang one in your office and emulate its example.” – Philip Kromer, Infochimps

“Infographics at its best!” – Randy Krum, Cool Infographics

Anyways, you can judge for yourself :).

P.S. Thanks to everyone who’s ordered so far. You should be getting your prints soon (if you haven’t already). Not only are you getting cool prints on an important topic, but you’re also supporting FlowingData, and that means a lot to me. Thank you. This project would literally not be possible without you.


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