Mycorrhizal networks diagram by Kevin Beiler
(via Golan Levin)
Episode 31- The Feltron Annual Report
(Above: A page from the 2009 Feltron Annual Report, by Nicholas Felton.)
Nicholas Felton is an information designer. Since 2005, he has tabulated thousands upon thousands of tiny measurements in his life and designed stunning graphs and maps and created concise infographics that detail that year’s activities. The results were originally intended for his friends and family, but the “personal annual reports” have found an audience with fellow designers and people that really geek out on seeing lots of data, beautifully presented.
In 2010, Nicholas Felton’s father passed away, and Felton decided to turn his annual report into a full biography of his father. He took 4,348 of his father’s personal records and created an intimate portrait of a man, using only the data he left behind.
(Below: A page from the 2010 Feltron Annual Report- The Paternal Report, by Nicholas Felton.)
When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem.
But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.”
R. Buckminster Fuller via Moritz Stefaner