Droughts on display
Chris Fennewald, an editor with the Missouri Farm Bureau Publications, sent me these photos of our recent drought graphic on display at the Missouri State Fair. Nice to see the maps out in the wild! Also, if you missed it, Shan Carter and Mike Bostock revisited the drought data for a recent piece in the Sunday Review.
All the passes - U.S. women's soccer
A few months ago, during the Euro 2012 soccer tournament, I remember watching the Spain-France match, and like everyone who’s ever seen Spain play, was really surprised by how easily they outpassed their opponents. I wanted to make a chart of their passes – not a network diagram of who passed to who, but a chart of where the passes themselves were. My colleague Xaquín G.V., who had done many...
Shifts in rankings
Although it’s not the sexiest of our graphics, we made a couple widgets, for lack of a better word, that lived on the Olympics results pages. One of them documented the shift in rankings for events with lots of splits. Shan Carter had written a small charting framework for Flash in 2010, and it included some methods to do a chart like this (which happens to be from the 2010 women’s...
"Just for laughs" from Bob Costas
A few people sent this to me the other day. Looks familiar!
Why Amanda Cox should be in charge of audio
The last few seconds of the Bolt video might seem familiar to some of you, especially if you were a fan of NYT graphics in 2010 during the Vancouver Olympics. One graphic done during those Games, “Fractions of a Second: An Olympic Musical” by Amanda Cox, let users hear the difference between finishers. It was a totally new and awesome way of thinking about close results. At least, it...
Sketches from One Race, Every Medalist Ever
One of our most recognizable Olympics graphics is probably “One Race, every Medalist Ever,” a 3D rendering and video that imagines what a race of every athlete ever to medal in the men’s 100-meter sprint might look like. I’d love to take credit for the idea, but it’s not new. The first time I ever saw the idea was in 2009, when my colleague Bill Marsh had a small...
The Olympics Are Almost Over!
Closing ceremonies are this weekend, which means the Olympics are almost over. As many readers/skimmers/aggregators of Chartsnthings might know, the New York Times graphics department published one or two things about the Olympics recently, and I’ll try to post little tidbits where I can instead of making a few massive posts. What better place to start than in the Olympic pool, where we...