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Visual Design Solutions: Principles and Creative Inspiration for Learning Professionals by Connie Malamed

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Chapter 16Make Numbers Interesting

“Data and visualization don't always have to be just about the cold, hard facts.”

— Nathan Yau

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Typography of Numbers

Numerals are an exceptional case in typography, so this is a good place to begin. How you work with numerals is often different from how you work with text. For example, did you ever try to line up a list of numbers only to end up with an unruly column? The design gods were not working against you. If the numerals didn't align properly, you were probably ...

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