I love a good wall chart. Over the next few days, newspapers will be printing their free guides and charts. I will probably buy them all. I also really like David McCandless's work. His book, Information is Beautiful, is fantastic. In the book, he shows how complex information can be shown in a more exciting and readable way. His website is worth a weekly visit.
In fact, I have been inspired to try my hand at producing my own World Cup wall chart. So since early May, I've tried to learn Illustrator (a painful exercise) to help design some of my ideas. My work-in- progess can be seen below. It will be finished by the start of the Finals. I'm posting it because this morning I saw the Spanish newspaper Marca's excellent chart. It's brilliant (9/10). It's a professionally designed version of my little old idea! Oh well, I need to get back to the old drawing board.