You've seen one, you've seen them all...
Well Ben Branagan and Gareth Holt has figured it out! Together, they produced a series of 13 charts for the traveling exhibition 'Rank': picturing the social order 1516 - 2009. The charts were created to illustrate statistical data examining the changes of social hierarchy. Imagine seeing charts like these in your next meeting:
Socio-economic classification of the working population, Spring 2002
Alphabetical socio-professional classification, updated 2008
Income distribution in the United States 1913–1997
‘Human Development Index’ 2004. Top 20 / Bottom 20
I love it when people get creative!