- Printing | The printing is done, on demand, by theprintspace in London (delivery to the UK) or Düsseldorf (delivery to the rest of the world).
- Shipping | Prints are dispatched by theprintspace within 48 hours to anywhere in the world. All orders are shipped, with tracking code, using Royal Mail in the UK, Deutsche Post in Germany, and DHL for the rest of the world. Prints are shipped laying flat inside a cardboard envelope with a sturdy backing board.
- Shipping Costs | There is a worldwide flat rate of €10 shipping costs.
- Quality | Each of the visualizations is printed using high quality (archival) paper and inks that should last for more than a century if not two.
- Paper | The exact paper used depends on each print and is mentioned on the product page. It's generally a beautiful, thick and nicely textured archival-quality paper. Before a new print (collection) is added to my store I first have it printed on several different paper stocks and inspect it myself to assess which paper gives the best results for each particular print design.
- Sizes | Most of the artworks are printed on A4 (210×297mm / 8.27×11.69in) or A3 (297x420mm / 11.69x16.53in) sizes.
- Frames | All the prints are sold without frames. I personally find the transparent IKEA FORNBRO frames to fit really well.
- Signature prints | I've had prints send to myself to make sure I approved of the quality, colors, readability, paper stocks etc. I don't need that many prints myself so I'm selling these as limited editions where I have signed them. You can check out the ones still available for purchase here.
Issues / Returns / Refunds
All sales are final, and I cannot offer returns unless there is an error and you receive the incorrect print. However, if a print is damaged, or the order is in some way defective, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a replacement (please include a photo of the damage).
Data Visualization Creation
In general I start my visuals with an idea, some topic that intrigues me or some question that I'm curious about. I start searching the web for data, any data, whether it's already in nicely formatted files, or I need to put in some hard manual labor to scrape or collect it from different places. Once I have the raw data gathered I clean and analyze it with R, to get an understanding of the data quality, but also to slowly wrap my head around what stories lie hidden within. I create tons of simple plots to build up this understanding, and once I've found an angle to visualize I'll grab my pen and paper to draw out some rough designs.