Tag Archives: visualization

Visualize your browser habits with browser plugin. It sequences the favicons of all the URLs you have visited lately. Mine was just full of braille symbols because of Flappy Braille, so these images are from here. 

Made by Shan Huang. More info here. Get the plugin for Chrome here.

Archeological maps from 1975. A good way of visualizing spatial and other information simultaneously, and obviously a forerunner to both text adventure maps and modern cartography, as noted here.

Also check typewriter maps, fat font for text mode infovis & the virus map.


This is the Big Bang, sort of. It shows the gravitational waves of the oldest light in the world, discovered by macho science d00ds calling themsevels BICEP2. 

So yeah. Only a textmode-ish style can describe the origin of everything.


Virus world map, ASCII-version. Updated in real-time – see video. Made by Jyrki Muukkonen, 2012.


Stamen Design mapping energy efficinecy, in text mode style, via.



Specifically designed for decimal numbers whose boldness corresponds with it’s value, for use in data visualization:

The FatFonts technique is based on a new type of numeric typeface designed for visualization purposes that bridge the gap between numeric and visual representations. FatFonts are based on Arabic numerals but, unlike regular numeric typefaces, the amount of ink (dark pixels) used for each digit is proportional to its quantitative value. This enables accurate reading of the numerical data while preserving an overall visual context. 

Fatfonts are designed so that the amount of dark pixels in a numeral character is proportional to the number it represents … This proportionality of ink is the main property of FatFonts. It allows us to create images of data where you can read the numbers, and represent tables that can be read as images.

You can find out more about the project here