Friday, May 25, 2007

Mapping Relations

Concerned that the guests at their wedding reception wouldn't have much to talk about, a bride and groom researched the relationships between the guests and then developed a fascinating (and beautiful) "map" of the links between virtually everyone. It's an excellent conversation piece, as well as a fantastic example of how even a relatively simple visual style (words, circles, and arcs) can convey a huge amount of information. A slice of the map appears below; click here to see the whole thing at "original size.")
Wedding-Guest Connections
(The map was developed by Andrew Coulter Enright and Heather Samples, the happy couple; read more on their Flickr page.)