Saturday Newspaper Graphics (1 of 2)

2 very different newspaper graphics caught my eye at the weekend when I was reading the papers in the pub. Firstly this infographic from the Guardian, it shows which European countries people Polish people are emigrating to. I looked at it for ages and after thinking it was really good and clear, I realised that the lines weren’t actually really to scale, so I was a bit put out and thought it was a bit misleading. (e.g. the German line should be almost 3 times the thickness of the UK line, and it’s not even double).

But it does get the info across quickly. The real power of this as an infographic though is when you use it as a tool to compare against other countries. If you view it alongside the graphics for Slovakia and Czech Republic you get an impression of migration patterns really quickly.

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