Every year, we see a glut of stories in the media debunking the myth of the holiday weight gain. The general narrative is one of disbelief that the average holiday weight gain is 5 to 10 pounds (see for example, this SF Gate story) and that the majority of weight gained by the average person in a year is gained during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas.Read More
This very simple visual on potato chips caught my eye. It is somewhat simple, but it does the job--simply reflecting different brand popular in different regions of the country. Not every graphic has to be complicated to convey a message. The original article from Thrillist can be found here: Guide to Regional Potato Chip Brands.
In this brilliant series of data visualizations titled design x food, Ryan MacEachern reports various metrics of his food consumption graphically using... FOOD! I was very excited to randomly find this pop-tart calorie graph on-line when searching for infographics, which led me to the beautiful colored bean chart used to report fat and protein content. These visuals are a truly striking and creative illustration of everydata. The full presentation can be viewed here. Ryan's other data visualization projects can be found on his behance page.