Allison McCartney

Sculptural Maps Tell the Story of Cities’ Darkest Moments

Design

Sculptural Maps Tell the Story of Cities’ Darkest Moments

City maps are the tools of the modern urban explorer, but they also carry the scars of the history that helped create ... keep reading
4 Tips on Using Dual Y-Axis Charts

Design

4 Tips on Using Dual Y-Axis Charts

The dual Y-axis charts raise many eyebrows in the data visualization circles. They are often considered to confuse and ... keep reading
Updating Our Visual Traffic Language

Design

Updating Our Visual Traffic Language

Traffic signs are among the most frequent forms of visual information display. On top of that, they provide extremely ... keep reading
How Much Personal Space Do You Have?

Design

How Much Personal Space Do You Have?

If you live in an urban metropolis, you know how densely packed the population can get. With buildings growing ever ... keep reading
Coloring with Association

Design

Coloring with Association

Much color work for designers requires avoiding unintentional associations: Red and blue make any map seem partisan, ... keep reading
Stamen’s Map Stack

Design

Stamen’s Map Stack

For a long time, making highly stylized maps has been an extremely manual process with tedious Photoshopping or drawing ... keep reading
Chart.js Personal Dashboard Challenge

Design

Chart.js Personal Dashboard Challenge

Visually is pleased to be helping out Chart.js and ChallengePost with their Personal Dashboard Challenge. Stew ... keep reading
Free Art and Education For All

Design

Free Art and Education For All

No one believes in free education more than those who’ve experienced it. At Cooper Union, one of the the ... keep reading
Visualizations in Stone

Design

Visualizations in Stone

Geological changes are typically very slow processes. They take place over hundreds, if not thousands of years or ... keep reading
The Proof Is in the Process

Design

The Proof Is in the Process

Chuck Close employs an atypical process to achieve atypically good results. Of course, that process is due in part to ... keep reading