I Made My Own Clock Contest

I found a contest that challenged people to make their own clocks and thought that some of the entries were pretty cool. I don't know if these really fall under the category of data vis but it certainly gets you thinking about different ways of viewing everyday objects. I also like how they attach the concept of time to things that we wouldn't necessarily associate it with like shoes, burnt toast, or a shopping cart. I personally liked this one of Dunkin Donuts because it ties in nicely with their tagline of "American runs on Dunkin." Check it out here: David Stark's "I Made My Own Clock Contest"

Christina Dimitriadis,

New Yorkistan

One of my all-time favorite New Yorker covers by Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz.  After 9/11, the duo remade the map of New York and it's neighborhoods as a collection of places based on Middle Eastern countries.  Part zeitgeist, part humor, and part response to the nation's growing Islamophobia, this cover is both cheeky and controversial.

Wawaverse

I looked everywhere for a higher resolution version of this infographic, but this was the best I could do.  The accompanying article in PhillyMag talks about how Wawa has gone from a gas station/convenience store to having a near-cult following in the small area it inhabits.  I still remember the first time I saw the Wawa on 38th and Spruce before even coming to Penn and wondering what a Wawa could possibly be - now I can't even imagine not having one!  

The Wawaverse - Foobooz