Afrographique – Charting Africa

Thanks to okayafrica for this one, which, though not strictly musical…is well worth writing about. Afrographique is a Tumblr site run by Ivan Colic, art director/information designer at the South African advertising agency Zoom Advertising. The blog focuses on what is labelled as ‘visual literacy': presenting data in ‘exciting and digestible format’. The well-designed and engaging ‘info-graphics’ show data such as mobile phone usage, Sino-African trade and internet penetration across Africa. Here is Colic talking about the project at a Tedx Stellenbosch event and some examples of the graphics:

 

For more, go to http://afrographique.tumblr.com.

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