The Friday project – week 3


Week three of the Friday project, and instead of kicking the day off with Makeover Monday – I couldn’t face reading Donald Trump’s tweets before breakfast – I started with a blog post: Visualising football: title odds, shot dominance and winning streaks

Then, with a heavy heart, it was time to download the data, all of Trump’s tweets and retweets between June 2015 and December 2016.

Ninety minutes later, I had my finished viz, and some answers to questions I never thought I would ask…


Question 1 – where can I find images of Donald Trump’s hair

Why, of course! Next?

Question 2 – what colour is Trump’s face?

Why, What Color Is Donald Trump’s Face? of course! (I love the internet).

Question 3 – how do I create Donald Trump’s mouth in tableau?

Right click on a bubble, then chose annotate > area. Size and reformat.

The final result is far from perfect of course (nor is it totally original – I modelled the mouth on the Time cover below).


For instance you can hover over each bubble to and read a tweet in the tableau public version, but not for the upper half of Trump’s face, where the hair image overlaps the packed bubble chart.

Over the course of the week, I had seen several beautiful and detailed reworkings of the same data, but ultimately I am happy to have ended up with something ridiculous and lacking detail.

Whether the US electorate is too, we will find out in the next four years.



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