Tag Archive for 2012

Clip: Ring out Orange County’s 2012

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I first got the idea for this graphic when I saw this website that shows the average color of the New York sky, updated every 5 minutes and based on webcams.

I wondered if there would be a way to visualize Orange County’s sky over the course of, perhaps, a year. I started by searching for weather data for the year. Then I thought we could attempt to show the county’s year through data – and to weave it all together in a circle. Artist Maxwell pulled it all together visually.

Clip: Sand slipping away

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Reporter Fred Swegles brought me in to work on visualizing the San Clemente beach erosion and replenishment proposals.

The first step of reporting involved sifting through the hundreds of pages of the environmental impact report. I also found a letter written by an Army major general containing details on the project that city planners had not seen before.

Then I set to work collaborating with artist Scott Brown on deciding what details should be shown and how they should be illustrated in order to explain the beach problems.

Clip: Searching the dark

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While searching for graphic ideas I stumbled across an Associated Press article on a dark matter experiment buried under the Black Hills. The article helped the reader understand the importance of the research, but the “how” was glossed over as it would be almost impossible to explain in words.

I worked on the graphic with artist Maxwell Henderson. We sought to unravel the experiment – to explain only what was necessary while not skipping over difficult subjects.