I came across an interesting visualized presentation of popular science magazine over the past 138 years: Visualizing 138 Years of Popular Science Magazine

The chain-like circle clusters make the piece abundant in data while well organized. While the work is basically a historical record of the magazines, it is presented in such a stimulating way that readers can get much more than just statistics.The whole piece consists of two main sections: 1) a glance of all the magazines from 1870 to 2000 formed in an unclosed circle. Each dot in the huge circle is a single issue of magazine with colors extracted from the issue colors. The dot size is associated with the number of words in each issue. Here readers can grip the trend of the cover colors and word count of the magazines over the century. 2) The decade clusters on one chain which in turn extend into year clusters. There readers can get a closer comparison of the cover colors, issue number and word count among decades without slipping into too much detail. Overall, this work is a creative combination of sophisticated data and simplified presentation.

The whole piece consists of two main sections: 1) a glance of all the magazines from 1870 to 2000 formed in an unclosed circle. Each dot in the huge circle is a single issue of magazine with colors extracted from the issue colors. The dot size is associated with the number of words in each issue. Here readers can grip the trend of the cover colors and word count of the magazines over the century. 2) The decade clusters on one chain which in turn extend into year clusters. There readers can get a closer comparison of the cover colors, issue number and word count among decades without slipping into too much detail. Overall, this work is a creative combination of sophisticated data and simplified presentation.

While it has done a good job in graphics, the words at the background might be a bit confusing-I don’t know if they are associated with the visualized work or they are just a background. So it might be even better if the words can serve the graphics in some way.