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Fun to browse, but puts looks over content
on January 30, 2010
I enjoy leafing through this book, and always come across something thought-provoking. There is plenty of fascinating data and insight to keep anyone with a quantitative or aesthetic bent happy for hours. The designs are mostly intricate double-spreads, though some extend over several pages. Some are funny, some depressing, and the spare style leaves the reader to think about each graphic for themselves. However, sometimes I would have liked some discreet commentary, or more specific details of the data source. And some of the designs are abstract to the point of dumbness: maybe they look nice, but it's just not clear what they are about. Others are too large for their information content, or use colour too arbitrarily.