Chart Lovers Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Know someone who loves charts? Or are YOU someone who loves charts? Either way, here are 10 great ideas for your wishlist based on my favorite "chartists" (chart artists):


(1) Cinemaps by Andrew DeGraff

Andrew's latest book includes 35 beautifully hand drawn timeline maps from movies ranging from The Breakfast Club to Star Wars: A New Hope (shown below).

(2) Chartography by Stephen Wildish

If you want the perfect combination of charts and humour, this is the book you need!

(3) Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi & Stefanie Posavec

Giorgia and Stefanie spent a year sending each postcards with hand drawn data visualizations and you can see them all in this stunning book.


(4) Minimalist Maps by Archie Archambault

If you like circles (I certainly do!), then you'll love Archie's letterpress prints. He's got cities, states, body parts, planets, and more!

(5) Data Visualization Art by Nicholas Rougeux

Nick's work is the perfect combination of data and art. Below is a visual representation of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. He's also got charts based on literature, transportation patterns, and flags.

(6) Typogram Prints by Aaron Kuehn

Aaron's charts are made entirely of text. His prints range from bicycles to the brain!

Really unusual...

(7) Mini Museum by Hans Fex

If you have a little more money to spend, this is super cool! Imagine being able to hold in your hand -- at the same time -- specimens that are millions of years old, important pieces of history, and a tiny bit of Steve Job's turtleneck!

(8) Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini

If you want to re-experience the child-like wonder of being pre-literate and finding a book with strange pictures and diagrams that are beyond your understanding, then you will love this high quality book.

(9) Art Prints by Casey Cripe

Many of the items above feature charts that look like art. Well, Casey's work is sort of the opposite... it's art that looks like charts. I'm a huge fan!

Shameless Plug

(10) UsefulCharts posters by... me!

My latest poster charts over 50 different writing systems from around the world. However, if you or your loved one is into history or science, I've got you covered there as well.

Know of any other great chart gifts? Add them in the comments below!

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