Off-Beat Graphics

Detail of HistoryShot's "History of the Political Parties, Part I)

Writing about critical elections made me aware of how difficult it is to describe all the different political parties that have existed in the US over time.  So I was fascinated to discover this firm, called HistoryShots, that makes some pretty remarkable graphical representations.  The one that caught my eye is a snaky-looking thing showing the tortuous history of the political parties, but there are others with titles like “The Genealogy of Pop and Rock Music”  and “The History of Dow-Jones Industrials.”

I love a good visual!