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An infographic on heat waves and snow storms in 35 cities around the globe. The poster is available at www.weather-radials.com (DIN A1 format, 59… Read More
An infographic on heat waves and snow storms in 35 cities around the globe. The poster is available at www.weather-radials.com (DIN A1 format, 594 × 841 mm, 130 g/m² matte paper). After the runaway success of the Partly Cloudy iOS weather app (http://partlycloudy-app.com), we at Raureif created the Weather Radials infographic poster as analogue companion to the app. In countless iterations, we applied the radial daily forecast visualization of the app to an annual review visualization for the poster. The resulting design is minimalistic: the colorful small multiples infographics consist only of lines and circles, accompanied by carefully considered typography. All elements are arranged on a simple grid, providing visual structure to the poster. The radial visualizations were created with Processing and then arranged for the poster in InDesign. Read Less
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WEATHER RADIALS
An infographic on heat waves and snow storms in 35 cities around the globe.
Weather is more than just numbers: it defines our life, day by day.
The 2013 Weather Radials poster tells the whole story of the four seasons on a global scale—it illustrates what it means to live in Rejkjavik, Los Angeles and Seoul. Each Weather Radial visualizes the specifics of a city’s climate and the actual weather of each day in one single iconic visualization.
The poster is printed on DIN A1 format (594 × 841 mm) 130 g/m² matte paper.
 
A year of world-wide weather on your wall
Each city is presented as unique information visualization. Every radial illustrates the climatical characteristics of a place as well as that year’s particular local weather events. You can easily spot the unusually wet spring in Berlin, the prolonged heat wave in Washington, D.C., the record temperatures in Sydney and the monsoon season in Mumbai. To highlight the stories behind the raw weather data, we hand-picked almost a hundred weather events: extreme weather conditions, temperature records, and other meteorological anecdotes of 2013.
The design characteristics
After the runaway success of the Partly Cloudy iOS weather app, we at Raureif created the Weather Radials infographic poster as an analogue companion to the app. In countless iterations, we applied the app’s radial daily forecast visualization to an annual review visualization on the poster. 
The resulting design is minimalistic: the colorful infographics consist only of lines and circles, accompanied by carefully considered typography. All elements are arranged on a simple grid, providing visual structure for the poster. The radial visualizations were created withProcessing and then arranged as a poster in InDesign.
 
The Helsinki font
We think typography is the foundation of great graphic design. That’s why we hand-pickedHelsinki™ by award-winning type designer Ludwig Übele to give the Weather Radials poster (and before that, the Partly Cloudy app) a bold, sturdy look.
 
The data
The data used for the visualization was collected from the Open Weather Map project, theNorwegian Meteorological Institute and Weather Underground. To create the visualizations, we parsed and revised the data to create a set of comprehensive JSON files. The weather events were identified manually from news sources from all over the world.
 
The authors
The poster was created by German Designer Timm Kekeritz of Raureif. The poster could not have been realized without the help of the entire Raureif team (Jana Kühl, Karen Hentschel, Tobias Ottenweller and managing partner Frank Rausch). 
Raureif is an interaction design consultancy. The Berlin offices are headed by Timm Kekeritz andFrank Rausch. Both are renowned software design experts who have been featured in publications around the world. They also teach Graphical User Interfaces in Copenhagen and Potsdam.
Learn more about the project on weather-radials.com
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