Edward Tufte: Posters and Graph Paper

Edward Tufte: Posters and Graph Paper.

This link does double-duty.  If you are interested in learning more about information graphics, information architecture, data displays, etc., you will need to read the work of Edward Tufte.  He has long been a champion of Charles Joseph Minard’s work, and calls it “the best statistical graphic ever drawn.”  Analyzed through McCloud’s language, Minard’s graphic is brilliant because it shows us something close to moment to moment progression towards and back from Moscow, but it also gives us aspect to aspect information: size of the army, temperature, date–all things happening at the same time.