I always sketch my ideas to help me to understand the subject matter, to come up with concepts and ideas for the visuals, and to be able to look back and see what my thoughts and ideas were. Here are a few from a recent commission from Scientific American, published in the November 2018 issue on the subject of gravitational lensing.
18 December 2018
I have been using Flourish.app for a few weeks now and thought I should showcase some of the chart types it has and what you can do with it using a small data set from the NHS, looking at hospital admissions from drug use.
Same data just different ways of using it and showing what is going on using the stories format.
Lots more recent work over on my blog
But here are a couple of things I have had published lately
These are my latest for BBC Future Now looking at methane gas
BBC FutureNow -Methane gas reserves
This from Anthropocene magazine looking at forest land area and carbon emissions
New report by EMCDDA and EUROPOL
“Drugs and the darknet”. The report presents how darknet markets function, the threats they pose to health and security and how Europe can respond.
BBC Storyworks and JaguarUSA Jaguar
After a while not being able to show anything, I have a couple of graphics that have recently been published.
These from the latest issue of BTO news
and this from BBC Earth (click the image for a large! version
thanks for looking and more to come soon
I recently had the opportunity to work again with Corinne Le Quere of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research on updating an important graphic on the global carbon budget.
I worked on this last year and it was proposed to update the graphic to keep with the original style. Updating the data and storytelling between the signing of the Paris agreement last year and the Marrakesh plan of action this year. The graphic was launched at the Marrakesh COP22 conference on climate change.
Here’s 2016 version…
plus last years version as a comparison
Global Carbon Budget 2015
06 Dec 2016
Once again I have just managed to get my hands on the latest SciAm issue for August.
Jen Christensen (Senior Graphics Editor) commissioned me to produce a couple of charts for the feature ‘Health check for Humanity’ looking at cancer rates and chronic kidney disease int he developing world. Pleased to see them in print and to be amongst other great illustrations and graphics.
18 August 2016
I am working with the good folks at the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) on some of the graphics across their wide range of publications in print and online.
Yesterday their latest research ‘Cuckoo declines linked to migration routes to Africa‘ was published in Nature Communications.
To coincide with the publication I produced a graphic for the publication online showing the different routes used by the tagged Cuckoos on their way to Africa and back.
For sharing on social media we also produced an animated gif showing the same information. This was produced to be readable on a mobile screen and a useful thing to do for promotional purposes. The animation doesn’t work here so please look at pic.twitter.com/Fkj2dEP1lC
Thanks to all at the BTO including Mike Toms and Viola Ross-Smith for all their help and a great paper.
Yesterday, the EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) launched its latest report, the European Drug Report 2016: trends and developments in Europe’s drug situation (download here)
I have been working with the teams in Lisbon, looking at the visual design and graphics included in the report, especially how we can improve the storytelling aspect, giving the data more of a focus and appeal to the reader, both policy makers across the EU and the public.
It’s a comprehensive and fascinating report, looking at health risks of high-potency products, the emergence of new substances, and changing patterns of drug use.
As well as the report, they also have online sections, focusing on specific drugs, such as Cocaine trafficking routes and the cannabis market as well as a study on wastewater analysis
Thanks to all the team at EMCDDA
1 June 2016