Oh, have we got something in store for the beautiful, data-loving nerds of Tumblr.
In collaboration with the Society for News Design and the U.S. Congressman Mark Takano (@repmarktakano) of California’s 41st District, we are proud to announce the existence of the first annual International Chart Day.
On Thursday, April 26, we’re asking you to celebrate the power of facts—the truth behind numbers. This isn’t just a holiday to celebrate D&D-inspired alignment charts (though they should be celebrated) and Math Lady (you knew what it is before you clicked, didn’t you?). This is about combating untrue stories. This is about celebrating the ability to extract and use pure information instead of relying on questionable secondary sources. This is about the unfortunate and grating fight against “fake news.”
Here’s how you can celebrate
We’re dropping a limited-edition sticker pack so you can make your own charts without ever leaving the Tumblr app. Starting midnight EST on April 26, you’ll be able to make whatever chart your brain or heart desires. Post ‘em, tag ‘em #ChartDay, and we’ll throw the best ones up on a brand new curated Explore page.
Get weird. Or get serious. Or do something silly. There are no rules here. You shouldn’t feel limited to a complex graphs representing a complicated issue. Try quantifying the emotional, like @coolnessgraphed, who lives up to their name by graphing the coolness of hundreds of different things. Nice.
Need some more #ChartDay-inspo?
Floor Charts (@floorcharts) curates some of the most visually-appealing government charts that have ever crossed the U.S. House and Senate floors.
Chart-like Charts (@chartlikecharts) really needs no explanation outside of their username. That’s good branding, @chartlikecharts.
I Got Charts (@igotcharts) gets a little more serious than the others on the list. The babies are comprehensive
Okay, that’s it. See you on April 26. No need to RSVP. Dress code: your finest charts.
#RootCat’s comprehensive #Tumblr #chart #buster. 🆗 that’s it. 👀 on April 26. dress code: your finest charts…