About

Chart Porn is compiled by Washington DC based economist/artist Dustin Smith.  This site grew out of an admiration for all the amazing data analysis work being done in the world, and the desire to pull it all together in one place to feed into my personal creativity- rolodex.  The blog’s original focus on economics and graphic design has expanded over time to cover a wide range of topics.

Please email me (dustin@chartporn.org) if you have any suggestions or comments. I don’t always have time to reply to every email – but I do read them all.

Enormous thanks to the bloggers who assist in finding this stuff, and to the wonderful researchers, analysts, and graphic artists who created them in the first place!  Please forgive the occasional lapse in blogger etiquette — I always try to link to the original source and credit any bloggers/artists appropriately, but I’m sure I miss the target occasionally.

 Thanks!
-Dustin

What is Chart Porn?

An addictive collection of beautiful charts, graphs, maps, and interactive data visualization toys -- on topics from around the world.

  • An Opinion: @Someone - you are either a very subtle satirist, or a very uninformed person. [...]
  • An Opinion: When you're disparaging the communications techniques of someone whose message is nearly universally [...]
  • Dan: It doesn't take into account where the shore is angled to(or with the most probability to be angled [...]
  • Someone: Where are the dead killed by Terrorists? [...]
  • Raphael: Also, it looks a lot like the Treasure Island casino logo, after their recent rebranding as "ti" [...]