I've got a dilemma – I'm off on my summer holiday from Saturday so set aside this evening for the penultimate Noisy Decent Graphics post, but there are two things that I really want to share. So I'm breaking a key blogging rule by publishing both at once.
So onto the first thing...
Stefanie Posavec evaluates words, rhythms, and punctuation within writing.
This image is taken from Part One of On the Road by Jack Kerouac. What Stefanie has done here is divide the text into chapters, chapters into paragraphs, paragraphs into sentences, and sentences into words. Everything is colour-coded according to key themes in the literature. It's a style of representing text that aims to visually compare the writing styles of different authors. A beautiful style of information presentation that I haven't seen before.