Man as Industrial Palace, Animated

Feb 24, 2010

In 1926, Fritz Kahn illustrated man as a working factory in his famous poster, Man as Industrial Palace. Tiny guys in each body system perform their own specific job. A camera man controls the eyes, groups of thinkers sit up top, and the guys at the bottom handle the dirty work.

Designer Henning Lederer brings the poster to life in animated and interactive form (below). I love the little guys working the switchboards.

In the end, the interactive stood as an exhibit at Art In Transit:

Favorites

Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep …

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but …

Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.