Superpowers, Monsters, Heavy Metal, and Game Controllers

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Superpowers, Monsters, Heavy Metal, and Game Controllers


Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Pop Chart Lab produces engaging visual taxonomies, cartographies, compendiums, charts, and graphs. There’s something so satisfying about seeing strange data organized visually. Topics covered include The Illustrious Omnibus of Superpowers (featuring 300 heroes, anti-heros, villains, and beasts), The Diabolical Diagram of Movie Monsters, the Periodic Table of Heavy Metals (covering 303 head-banging bands), The Evolution of Video Game Controllers, and The Myriad Monikers of Gotham’s Villains, to name a few. Shown here are some full and detail shots. Fullscreen zooms available on their site.

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I'm a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

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