Thursday, 30 September 2010


Saturday, 18 September 2010

all of these characters below (minus the bankers) represent only the lowest income decile of the overall sections of the population they are from. each character = 100,000 people and the numbers have been rounded to the nearest 100,000. although these are the poorest people in the country, the lowest five income deciles are all below average in terms of income

note: the pregnant woman is now a symbol for a single mum as i thought that they are probably worse off in general

Saturday, 11 September 2010


not to scale yet

number of workers in financial services in London = 333,162 = 0.005% of entire U.K. population
. number of adults of retirement age in U.K. = 20% = 12,358,400
. number of live births in U.K. (2009) = 698,323
. number of disabled people in U.K. (working/not working) = 19%/9.5% = 11,740,480/5,870,240
. number of under 16's in U.K. = 20% = 12,358,400

averages calculated from U.K. population for 2009 (61,792,000), percentages from Office for National Statistics website, Disabled Living Foundation website and the City of London website

Thursday, 9 September 2010

isotype i

isotype is the name of the picture language invented by otto neurath that aimed to transform complex statistics into self-explanatory pictographs made up of signs and symbols. one of his examples below + more info and pics here

here's my own take on that idea that i'm probably going to make into some kind of infographic.

the City banker...

the old age pensioner...

the pregnant woman...

the disabled person...

and the child
the winners and losers of the emergency budget and the forthcoming spending review

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

genius ii

this animation explaining the recession is a bit old now but the goal Jonathan Jarvis had when he made it - to make the complexity of the issue easier to understand for those unfamiliar with it - still has great potential for areas in media and design relating to political, social issues, etc. and it's what i'm hoping to do with my work