FatFonts is a graphical technique conceived and developed by Miguel Nacenta, Uta Hinrichs, and Sheelagh Carpendale. For a more detailed description of the technique and how to use it, click here, in the image below, or go to FatFonts in the menu.
Below are news related to the FatFonts project.
All proceedings reinvested in research!!
A1 Poster of the World Population in Fatfonts
Now on sale: FatFonts World Population Maps
Looking for a gift for a visualization aficionado? We are happy to announce that the first ever FatFonts World Population Map is now available in the Axis Maps store. All proceeds from the maps will be used to fund more FatFont-related research.
The map shows how the population of the world is distributed. It uses a typographic visualization technique – FatFonts –which allows you to read the exact number of people living in a particular area with a precision within 100,000 people. Each number in the world map corresponds to the population in an area of approx. 40,000 km².
Find more information:
A blog post by Miguel, with some personal comments.
A description of the map in the SACHI Blog.
The store page.
A cool experiment using FatFonts by Santiago Ortiz, the FatFonts Player:
Santiago Ortiz discusses FatFonts in his lovely article on “45 Ways to Communicate Two Quantities” on visual.ly
In his article, Ortiz sets out to “find all possible ways to visualize a small data set of two numbers”. He ends up exploring 45 visual representations – FatFonts is one of them (#45). The article stimulates an interesting discussion about scalability, context and possibilities to combine different visual representations.
FatFonts have been featured in the Calgary Herald and, a bit earlier, on UofC today.
FatFonts have been featured on Wired.co.uk.
FatFonts are featured on FastCompany’s blog on business + innovation + design.
FatFonts are featured on Calculated Images, a blog by Richard Wheeler, who helped us convert some of our FatFont types into regular font files. Thanks again, Richard!
FatFonts are featured on infosthetics.com, Andrew Vande Moere’s blog on information aesthetics.
With the help of Richard Wheeler, we have created regular FatFont font files that you can install on your computer.
Please, check the new downloads page, and the instructions on how to use them.
FatFonts has been featured in the New Scientist (Issue 2863)!