I’ve admired designer Nicholas Felton’s “Annual Reports” for the past several years, though always found them a bit creepily self-involved. This year’s report focuses instead on his late father, Gordon; it’s a beautiful, obsessively-detailed object as well as a moving tribute. The report takes the form of a series of infographics, but because the metrics are so quirky (example: “postcards” and “lenticular postcards” are categorized separately) one comes away with a sense of both father and son’s personalities. The man led a pretty interesting (and itinerant) life; check out the two-page “Atlas” spread.
Addendum, Feb. 11: Atlas Spread sounds like a much better book than Atlas Shrugged.