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What is this?

Photographic representation derived from raster dots showing a vertically oriented, double head parking meter, orange and black,
Each raster dot is a small analogue clock face which represents the violation time of one of 143702 violations between 1998 and 2005.

Why is this in our collection?

This is one of six posters in the Flocking Diplomats series. In each poster, data is translated into a graphic that maps the parking violations of diplomats in New York City. The posters are grounded in humor, both in the concept of tracking the diplomats’ transgressions and in the visual presentation of the information. Infographics—quantitative information that is visually displayed through graphs, charts, and other formats—highlight the immense volume of data available to us today as well as the subjective nature of its representation. Catalogtree, the design team behind the Flocking Diplomats series, took their name from a technical term for the organizational structure of files within folders... more

This is a poster from Netherlands. It is dated January 2008 and we acquired it in 2009. Gift of Joris Maltha and Daniel Gross.

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Its medium is

offset lithograph on white wove paper

Its dimensions are

100.2 x 68.9 cm (39 7/16 x 27 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Each raster dot is a small analogue clock face which represents the violation time of one of 143702 violations between 1998 and 2005. Printed in black ink: Based by kind permission on data from: Ray Fisman and Edward Miguel, "Corruption, Norms, and Legal Enforcement: Evidence from Diplomatic Parking Tickets," Journal of Political Economy (Dec. 2007).

This object was printed by Plaats Maken and designed by Daniel Gross and Joris Maltha and firm: Catalogtree

This object was donated by Daniel Gross and Joris Maltha

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