I’m finding it hard to get back into the blogging game after such a* historic election. Doesn’t blogging about megapixels and keyboard shortcuts just seem kind of… trite?
In an effort to spool back up, here are some interesting visual bits I’ve encountered:
- Oh yeah!: "The Final Endgame Go Time Alpha Action Lift-off Decide-icidal Hungry Man’s Extreme Raw Power Ultimate Voteslam Smackdown ’08 No Mercy: Judgement Day ’08." That’s what I’m talkin’ about. Peep The Daily Show’s ode to/mockery of over-the-top motion graphics.
- Jason Kottke has aggregated a huge list of election maps from around the world, from whiteboards to the Onion. I love the way various maps, including the one on the NY Times site, let you zoom into states to see a county-by-county patchwork of voting. Also check out the way the NYT map features "county bubbles" and a voting trend comparison slider.
- Mark Newman’s maps offer insight into voting patterns by geography and population. [Via]
- The Guardian features a gallery of newspaper front pages from around the world. [Via]
- In The Living Room Candidate, the Museum of the Moving Image features TV ads from US presidential races, 1952-2008.
* Not "an". Hah; I knew it. We’re not Cockney, for crying out loud.