Poetry Data Art by STUDIO ANTZÉE
I've always loved reading and learning about languages. So naturally, I love to make data visualisations about languages as well! I'm also a geek, and since I've been curious about how different languages use the alphabet, I once did a code practice piece based on the English alphabet. A while ago, I reused this code and designed two data art pieces based on famous English poems. The pieces display how many times each letter of the alphabet is used in the poem. They're like botanical bar charts! The poetry data art pieces are built directly from the poems: I used code both to count the letters and to render the visualisations based on the letter counts. The elements for the flowers (leaves and flower heads) are drawn by me in Affinity Designer, then exported as svg. Code libraries: Python for counting and sorting the letters; D3.js for making the actual pieces.