Gareth Holt designed several charts and graphs for Rank: picturing the social order 1516-2009 at the Leeds Art Gallery. Above is a divided shirt that depicts the social classes. I guess you could call it a stacked shirt chart. There’s another that uses forks. I call it picture with forks. [Gareth Holt via We Love Datavis]
Picturing social order
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Great concept…. it should be ‘Leeds’ art gallery BTW.
Very cool. I reposted this on my blog (giving proper credit, obviously). I love the visualizations that you guys find :)
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The picture is nice and translates well a popular idea, but the picture is simply misleading. In fact since the 1960s social research has shown that there is no simple social hierarchy of up & down, but usually a mixture of hierarchies : where do you place the rich pizza baker without highschool graduation in comparison to a poor PhD who became a taxi driver ? Social hierarchy is not simply based on income.