My friend Paul has a chart from BP’s data, Visualizing Global Oil Markets: 1965-2007 (not my favorite chart porn in the world).
Lately, I have been greatly enjoying the way numbers are depicted in a visual context, vis Visualizing Data. The site tends towards an eclectic depiction of data, which provides different ways of thinking about numbers, modeling, and the world.
I find it to be a fascinating exercise. This approach has very much colored how I approach and contextualize data. Some recent examples from the site: