A Graphic Designer’s Meticulous Food Diary Charts

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As you chow down your lunch today, ponder this: How many french fries did you eat this year? What’s your pizza to veggies ratio for the month? New York-based designer Lauren Manning has culled this project from “two years of meticulous life documenting,” adding each logged morsel to the grand opus of data visualizations, mapping her frequent dining spots across Manhattan, studying her seasonal consumption of ham with relational circle charts and presenting her yearly food intake as vibrant, pictorial infographics.

“I was inspired by Nicholas Felton’s Annual Reports but also interested in exploring the shortcomings of human memory and trying to push beyond what we can remember on our own,” Manning has explained. And why document her food consumption, as opposed to something else? “Instead of just quantity, the food had many layers of information that I could work with additionally like location, imagery, time, experiences, relate-ability to the viewer and other elements.” She served up the resulting 730 days’ worth of data forty different ways; click through for some of our favorites.

Image credit: Lauren Manning

Image credit: Lauren Manning

Image credit: Lauren Manning

Image credit: Lauren Manning

Image credit: Lauren Manning

Image credit: Lauren Manning

Image credit: Lauren Manning

Image credit: Lauren Manning

Image credit: Lauren Manning

Image credit: Lauren Manning

Image credit: Lauren Manning

Image credit: Lauren Manning

Image credit: Lauren Manning