Friday, May 25, 2007

I'm into this artist's work. Chris Jordan uses photo illustration to convey large, abstract statistical numbers.

For instance, Americans use 2 million plastic beverage bottles every five minutes. So there is one big-ass photograph that shows 2 million bottles. Another shows 426,000 cell phones (the number discarded every day in the U.S.) another shows 29,569 handguns (the number of gun-related deaths in the U.S. each year) and on and on.

Smart, effective, if it looks this good on my monitor, I can't imagine how intense these must be at full size.