Chartist-in-Residency – Maggie Takes Over

Goooooooood morning chart-enthusiasts!

Welcome to a full day of chart-and-quote-related postings and reflections. I’m Maggie Appleton (I go by the pseudonym ”mappleton”) and I’ll be hosting I Love Charts here for the day. You can find a lot more of me and my illustrative chartings on my blog and my twitter @mappletons.

Charts have been a deep and lasting love of mine ever since I first stumbled across the work of legends such as David McCandless and began spending more time on than I did sleeping. While trying my hand at infographics a few times, keeping track of numbers and proportions in my art drove me up the wall. Eventually I compromised by tossing out accuracy, embracing oddity, and doing whatever the hell I wanted with my charts… this is the internet after all!

For the past few months I’ve been on a kick of doing “Illuminating Quotes, Visualised,” combining my passion for chart-like visualisation and great quotations – a project theme that has seemingly taken on a life of its own.

To give you a better idea of the hours ahead, lets start ourselves out with some old favourites:


Wake up with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and coffee!



Simply perfecting my acute observation skills…



I often try to solve the world problem of too few charts in order to avoid boredom.