A graph without any graphic

Great. German marriages are increasingly stable. Even better: the graph in the German newspaper „Welt am Sonntag (WamS)“. It’s creator also lives in the deaf dog area. That’s where you are immune against any kind of chartjunk. No coloring of areas with confusing legends. No 3D-bars. Neither a church, nor a wedding dress or an attorney’s robe as decoration. Germany is flat. No pseudo-pie floating in outer space. The map achieves its goal. We learn about divorce rates in the south, north, east and west, the larger states and the city states of Hamburg, Bremen, Berlin. Without unnecessary digits. Per 100 marriages. That’s a self-explaining basis.

A small dot and a name, Neustrelitz, the only location which is addressed in the accompanying text. Marriages are most stable in Neustrelitz. Only 8.5 divorces per 1000 residents.

All state borders as clear as necessary while as thin as possible. A thin, narrow spaced font for compact labels. Finally, a small visual goody in the headline.

German marriages stronger
A graph without any chartjunk