This interactive version is an extension of a previous project exploring The New Yorker covers across nine decades. One problem with the earlier version was most of the data was abstracted away to focus on the dataset in the broadest of terms. It was as if I had a stack of artwork made from colorful construction paper but only allowed people to look at the edges; I needed to let them see more of what was on the page.
This update brings the colorful pages to the forefront by letting users view specific date ranges, color & percentage values, and the covers themselves. In this way, the visualization is more open to users, allowing them to better explore their own hypotheses about the dataset.
I encourage you to explore nine decades of The New Yorker covers and see what you can find. Some suggestions include finding your birthday, tracking cover price changes, exploring layout modifications, and seeing how the color palettes change from year to year. It is an extensive dataset and I’m sure you will discover some interesting gems.
Interactive Data Visualization: 90 Years of New Yorker Covers
Python, Raspberry Pi, & Image Color Summarizer
SET date range with dropdown menus
HOVER over bars to view cover thumbnail, color swatch, & color percentage
CLICK to view enlarged cover for selected row
Individual years can be viewed by setting dropdowns to identical years