I've been reading a lot of Tufte lately, thanks to my good friend Ryan. Today somebody linked a neat (wikipedia) map of the US Republican Primary results to r/dataisbeautiful. Unfortunately, the color scheme and lack of a legend made me want to gag (not the op's fault, mind you)
So, 10 minutes with gimp and this is the solution I came up with. Still not gorgeous, but at least you can stand to look at it for prolonged periods of time!
|The improved result, so much easier on the eyes.|
Here for reference is the original map... I put it down at the bottom so my blog wouldn't pick it up as the thumbnail for the post!
|The offending map...|