My first class at Central Michigan University was Advanced Typography, and this class let me experiment with different ideas. Our assignment was to display quantifiable data in a unique, visually interesting way.
The data I chose to present were ebook sales contrasted with print book sales, to show the relationship between the two reading media.
My first approach was fairly literal, using books on a shelf to represent print book sales. I had trouble figuring out how to show ebook sales within the concept. While I like the turnout of the first illustration, I had decided to go in a totally different direction for the second iteration.
The second way I chose to represent the data became very abstract. I used a radial graph to show the data over the years, making this version of the design much clearer and more readable.