Projects

These are graphics I made, borne out of everyday curiosities, learning experiments, and mild insomnia.

Rivers know this

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”…

Famous Hope Quotes as Charts

I thought we (i.e. me) could use a break, so I made these abstract charts to represent the most popular quotes about hope.

Who Funds the World Health Organization

A couple of weeks ago — or maybe it was a couple of years ago, I’m not sure — the administration announced it would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization. Here's what that does to the overall picture.

Game of Distraction

They say a watched pot never boils. So here's a game where you try to make the pot boiling by looking somewhere else.

Toilet Paper Calculator

Maybe you're starting to run low. Here's how much you'll need when you go to restock.

Hope

I read and read and read and read. But almost everything I read…

Dry Hands

I spend 50% of my waking hours washing my hands. I spend the…

For Everyone Else

In a Channel 4 clip, Hugh Montgomery does some back-of-the-napkin math contrasting the normal flu against the coronavirus. Here's a chart version.

Guessing Names Based on What They Start With

I'm terrible at names, but maybe data can help. Put in your sex, the decade when you were born, and start putting in your name. I'll try to guess before you're done.

Best Directors Who Were Not White Men

From 1928, the year of the first Academy Awards, to 2019, there have been 455 nominations for Best Director. Of those, 18 of them went to non-white men.

Occupation Growth and Decline

We looked at shifts in job distribution over the past several decades, but it was difficult to see by how much each occupation group changed individually. This chart makes the changes more obvious.

Shifts in Job Distribution

In the 1950s, almost half of all employed people were either in farming or manufacturing. As you can imagine, work changed a bit over the years.

All the Foreign Bodies That Got Stuck

Many things get stuck in people's bodies. This is the percentage breakdown for the most common objects that end up in the emergency room.

Salary and Occupation

Salaries vary across occupations. Here are some charts that show by how much for 800 of them.

How Much You Should Be Saving for Retirement

There are a lot of variables to consider, but for people of middle income, here's a suggestion, based on when you start saving and when you want to retire.