the art of data

These days I’m getting more interested in data visualization, like this collaborative project between two designers called Dear Data that combines visualizations, handmade art, and the postal system. 

Every week Giorgia and Stefanie pick something they can track about their daily lives, record the data for a week, then figure out how to show it visually on a postcard before swapping them by mail. The results are abstractly beautiful. They both write in detail about the process they took and then compare their approaches. Often the exact manner by which they tracked the week’s concept varies in fascinating ways.