Figures & Figures

Gabrielle Merite
Soulful Thoughts on Data and the Ordinary by Gabrielle Merite.
Created 17 Apr 2021
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  • The Devil is in the Details
    11 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    This week, I was asked to create less detailed work for a data illustration. Because the viewer, in the format we are working with, would probably not be able to notice the details. And that made me.....
  • The label may be wrong.
    13 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    I’ve lived in the U.S for now close to 6 years. Before this, I was raised in France for more than 20 years. Now, I’m stuck between two worlds. You’d think these shouldn’t be too different. They are. F...
  • Pardon my French
    24 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Some of you may not know that I’m a 100% Made in France product. I was born and raised in the French country side an hour away from Paris. Among horses, a green forest and catholic-families-of-5-kids,...
  • We're f*cking this up.
    09 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    I know, I know. You didn’t sign up for this. But man, as a species, humanity has been failing at sustaining its own environment. Or in simpler term, “we’re making a mess”. In 2015, I went almost a ful...
  • There was blood on the floor.
    26 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Mozart - named after the famous compositor due to his curious habit of meowing around without purpose - didn’t seem so well. After a whole week, I gave up on my hope of a natural recovery. It was time...
  • Buried behind words
    19 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    Before I get to it, I hope you are safe and happy wherever you are. It’s been hot, polluted, inundated and COVID-infected in all parts of the world. Climate Change & Human crisis you know. Back to the...
  • Should it even be beautiful?
    11 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    A couple of days ago, I posted on Twitter “I am grateful for those who call my data visualizations beautiful. But I don't want them to be. They are meant to be schoking, cheerful or exciting or terrif...
  • Soulful thoughts on data and the ordinary.
    17 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to Figures & Figures by me, Gabrielle Mérite. Proper noun. Former scientific journalist, turned Data Visualization Designer & Artist powered by plants and activism. Sign up now for some rumbli...
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