Useful snapshots of data or mere eye candy?

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A friend directs me to this page at Web Design Ledger for some “pretty cool” data graphics. For example, this depiction of the plot of Jules & Jim.

Jules & Jim

Most are beautiful to look at but don’t really express their information in a clearly intelligible way. Given my druthers I’d call these “data art” rather than “data visualization.”

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