Readers of this site will know that the otherwise venerable British business magazine, the Economist, could use some help with their data graphics. I have on two obsessions in particular, the awful donut chart and appending of an additional data series to a line chart.
Readers familiar with the USA Today newspaper will know about their one-a-day graphic on the lower left corner of the front page. I have avoided commenting on them because they usually violate every rule in the book. Here are two from the pile:
It is with some sadness that I must report that the Economist has joined the race to the bottom. Its recent publication called "The World in 2006" contains a score of exasperating, over-adorned graphics of the USA Today variety. Consider these specimen (thanks to Patrick for alerting me).