Joseph Heller’s chart outline for Catch-22. Check out the full gallery of Famous Authors’ Handwritten Outlines.
What colors are the insides of your favorite novels? Well, sure, the off-white of a book page — but what about the worlds they create? In artist Jaz Parkinson‘s color charts project, he has created graphic signatures of novels’ visual content, building mini rainbows that correspond to classic works.
Ray Bradbury’s Predictions Fulfilled. Source.
Shakespeare on a Tube map - an oldie but a good one.
Madrid’s equivalent Oxford Street, the shopaholic Puerta del Sol stop, has been snapped up by Samsung in a month-long deal and renamed Sol Galaxy Note. What would you rename stations on the London Underground?
Liking newenergyspace’s suggestions:
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And (another!) literary map of the United States. [Literary Gift Company]
Shown here is a visualization A Year and a Day by Virginia Henley, a novel that takes place in medieval Scotland (think Braveheart) and tells the story of a romance between a conquering warrior and a woman whose castle he invades.
A book isn’t a flat, two-dimensional thing, so book summary statistics – such as that a book is 17% about Vampires – only partially represents what a book is about. Any reader will tell you that a book has ebbs and flows, like currents in a river. Like a Thematic Current. And visualizing it can be interesting…
…As you can see, the thematic currents [in A Year and a Day] deal heavily with ancient or medieval setting, strong romance, family (much of the story deals with having heirs), and warfare. More specifically, you can see where major battles occur, where major romantic engagements occur, and where pain and suffering occurs during and after combat.
Image: Detail from Visualizing the Thematic Flow of a Book. Via Booklamp.org.
H/T: Chart Porn.
“Using technology not just for the sake of it but as an aid device in order to design with it, we built some custom tools. Those tools allowed us to experiment with the type of Shakespeare’s «Romeo & Juliet». Along this text the word Juliet appears 180 times and the word Romeo another 308 times. We finally brought them together with 55,440 red lines.”
We Are The Friction is a full-color publication created by Sing Statistics
I’m not the squealing type, but couldn’t help but let out a delighted squeak at the sight of this illustration of famous writers’ favorite snacks by Wendy MacNaughton for the New York Times. MacNaughton confesses to munching on garlic croutons as she works, which I can totally get behind. Personally, I go for Red Vines.
Friends, Lovers, and Family – visualizing the relationships between literary greats
The giant is Dickens, followed by Thackeray and the now largely forgotten Hall Caine. Lesser mortals, left to right, are Thomas Hardy, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Marie Corelli, Rudyard Kipling, Mary Augusta Ward, J.M. Barrie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stanley Weyman, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter Scott, Henry James, Charlotte Brontë, George Meredith, Anthony Trollope, Charles Kingsley, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Israel Zangwill, Charles Reade, and E.F. Benson.