Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Stop Making Sense

Big and messy ideas have a way of becoming something else entirely when they are constructed to explain and categorize. Once removed from context they they make for pretty and slightly surreal objects. From The New York Times comes a pretty pink and green chart of the federal government's 2011 proposed $3.69 trillion budget.

Alphonse Bertillon, 1909, Summary Chart of Physical Traits for the Study of the Portrait Parlé

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