Introducing the Snail Chart

Yet Another Alternative for Bar Charts

Joseph (Geolic)
Aug 12, 2019 · 7 min read
A snail that fades into a snail chart.
The snail chart is a variation of a bar chart that alters the orientation of the bars to create a spiral look (just like a snail’s house).

The bar chart - the mother of data graphs. Since its introduction in the 18th century by William Playfair, it underwent several alterations, mainly regarding

  • its orientation (vertical and horizontal bar charts)
  • and its arrangement (e.g. grouped and stacked bar charts)