Two award-winning information designers seek to show that data needn’t always be used for improving efficiency.

Every week for a year, award-winning information designers Giorgia Lupi and Stephanie Posavec collected and measured information about a different aspect of their individual lives, translated it into a unique illustration on a postcard, and sent the cards to the other’s respective side of the Atlantic.

Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stephanie Posavec

Their book, Dear Data compiles all the postcards that were exchanged over the 52-week project. Each of them decorated on one side with a bright, hand-drawn and unique depiction of their weekly days, and the other with a key to help the recipient decipher the data displayed within it.

Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stephanie Posavec

Each week, the pair's focus changed to a different aspect of their lives. In week 37 the pair documented and designed the data for the number of times they swore and the specific words they used to do so. In week 43 they recorded all the times they did something new and diverged from their usual routines.

Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stephanie Posavec

Dear Data seeks to show that data needn’t always be used for improving efficiency, but can also be used as a way for individuals to connect with themselves and with others at a deeper, more humane level.

Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stephanie Posavec

Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stephanie Posavec

Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stephanie Posavec

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