One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways

flowingdata.com

This is one of the very best articles I've ever read on the topic of data visualization. It is an absolute must-read. Here's my favorite section:

As you learn more, you get more choices, which in itself can be a challenge. Resist the temptation to add so many things to your visualization that it obscures the original purpose. That said, don’t use this as an excuse to resist trying new things. You won’t know how far you should go until you’ve gone too far.
Iterate. Practice. Then let the data speak.

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