1) The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People

This interactive data visualization is a simple concept executed fantastically. (Click on the image to interact with it.)

Using information from the book Daily Rituals by Mason Currey, the site showcases the daily schedules of famous creatives broken down by time and activity. Not only is this an example of engaging data (as you can explore the schedules by individual activity), it is a fantastic editorial piece for a brand.

2) The Year in News

The best data visualizations communicate information and do so in an intuitive and beautiful way. Echelon Insights nailed it with this piece — it visualizes the most talked-about news stories of 2014 on Twitter. What do 184.5 million tweets look like? Rad spin art.

3) Designers will appreciate The 892 Unique Ways to Partition A 3×4 Grid the most. At first glance, it looks like a grid of grids, but if you look closely, you’ll see that the colors are not random, they indicate the symmetry of the partitioning. Next time you need to design a layout, this might be a good graphic to turn to.

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