State of the Union

Series of data visualizations about each president’s first State of the Union address, from Wilson to Trump. One illustrates the speeches declining reading levels while additional graphics illustrate the prevalence of different words. Bold, high-contrast typography feels exciting and authoritative while patriotic, saturated colors are lighthearted and modern.

Created: design & art direction


State of the Union Address Reading Levels
State of the World
State of the People
State of the Policy
Client:
datascience@berkeley, the online masters in data science from UC Berkeley
Copy:
Michelle Strom
Data:
Amanda Smith
Published:
The Language of Data: Analyzing the State of the Union