On 11th August, Robin Williams was found dead in his California home. To honour the late actor we tracked his entire film career, plotting critical acclaim against box office success, and looking into how facial hair affected his performance and reception.
Previously on ‘Infographics’
Last Sunday, Erbil’s citadel in Iraqi Kurdistan was officially recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fortified settlement was one of 26 sites added to the list in June 2014. Here are some World Heritage winners and losers, taken from issue #15 of Delayed Gratification.
On Monday, John Tory ended Rob Ford’s four-year tenure as mayor of Toronto. In issue #13 of Delayed Gratification, we traced the controversial Canadian mayor’s approval ratings over a year punctuated by conflict of interest charges, crack cocaine videos, shocking statements to journalists, and his knocking over of a female councillor. Here’s how Ford’s troubled year compares to Clinton’s year of Lewinsky and Nixon’s year of Watergate.
How did 50,000 tonnes of Asda Golden Delicious apples end up in artificial caves in the Dolomites? It all started with the bankruptcy of a poncho business and has a lot to do with commemorative stamps. Sophie Yeo connects the dots in issue #15′s Butterfly Effect.
The issue is available in the DG shop.
After a tight race for the title, Manchester City snapped up the Premier League for the second time in three years on 11th May. But if Pellegrini had opted for an English-only team, Manchester City would have faced relegation. With the help of Opta, we threw some extra factors into the mix to show you how the last Premier League season could have ended.
On 28th May 1905, Japanese recent naval graduate Isoroku Yamamoto lost two fingers in the Battle of Tsushima. A hundred and nine years later, the UAE issued a fatwa warning muslims not to go and live on Mars. How do the two link up? We traced the steps in ‘The butterfly effect’, printed in issue #14 of Delayed Gratification which is available in our shop.
For issue #14 of Delayed Gratification, we visualised Philip Seymour Hoffman’s career, plotting critical and box office success as well as the awards he snapped up. Like the infographic? We posted a ‘making of’ by DG art director Chris Tate several weeks ago. Read it here.
Issue #14 of DG is available in our online shop.
In issue #14 of Delayed Gratification (available from our online shop), we used data from the CPJ to track every journalist killed since 2004, thirteen of whom died between January and March 2014. The most dangerous place for journos over the last decade has unsurprisingly been Iraq, but interestingly Russia also makes it onto the top ten most unsafe countries. Here’s the infographic.
To celebrate the reuniting of Monty Python at the O2 tonight, we thought we’d post this infographic from issue #13 of Delayed Gratification in which we tracked the careers and collaborations of Cleese, Jones, Idle, Chapman, Gilliam and Palin.
Issue #13 of Delayed Gratification (Oct-Dec 2013), is available to order at the DG Shop.
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