[This is a guest post by Valerio Pellegrini*, about the data visualization he created for “Il Corriere della Sera – La Lettura #160″.]
This visualization, made for La Lettura #160 (an annex to Il Corriere della Sera, Italia’s top daily newspaper in circulation), focuses on world film production, in particular regarding the top 30 nations ranked.
The data I decided to display were taken from “2012 UIS international survey on feature films statistics ” and refers primarily to production and not to box office or distribution data.
In the central part I chose to focus on the above mentioned first thirty countries film production from 2005 to 2011, showing quantity changes over the years. To the left of each flow it is shown the ranking, while on the right the continent the countries belong to. In the lower left hand are reported the data relating to the world production, in order to be numerically compared to the central part of the table .
On year axes, I positioned sized circles which refer to films produced 100 % nationally.
Since the display showed a kind of snapshot, an insight into the phenomenon over the years, I wanted to aesthetically treat flows as if they were sediments.
I’ve added textures that would recall the aesthetics of geological representation, so that it could also remind a board to be hung on the wall.
*Valerio Pellegrini is a Milan-based information designer, currently working as a freelance designer for US, UK and Italian Wired, Corriere della Sera, Foreign Policy, Fast Company and Column Five, and I collaborate with DensityDesign and Accurat. His portoflio was featured here on Visualoop, and you can see more of his works on Behance: http://be.net/valeriopellegrini.