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Poster, FD-5: Flocking Diplomats New York: Time of Violation, January 2008

This is a poster. It was designed by Joris Maltha and Daniel Gross and printed by Plaats Maken and firm: Catalogtree. It is dated January 2008 and we acquired it in 2009. Its medium is offset lithograph on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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 within folders. In 1999, Joris Maltha and Daniel Gross founded Catalogtree while enrolled in Werkplaats Typographie, a two-year graphic design program in Arnhem, Netherlands. Their systematic approach to organizing information produces data that is graphic and imagery that is information. T

This object was donated by Joris Maltha and Daniel Gross. It is credited Gift of Joris Maltha and Daniel Gross.

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).

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Poster, FD-5: Flocking Diplomats New York: Time of Violation, January 2008. offset lithograph on white wove paper. Gift of Joris Maltha and Daniel Gross. 2009-30-5.

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