I’ve had this Lego brick in my pocket for eight-and-a-half years. http://flipflopflyin.com/g/?p=4683

I’ve had this Lego brick in my pocket for eight-and-a-half years. 

I made a short animation called “Fuck the Rainbow.”

A wee bit of explanation about the thought process here.

New chart looking at The Fall and all of their members over the years. http://flipflopflyin.com/thefall/index.html

New chart looking at The Fall and all of their members over the years. 

New infographic about the songs on the Pixies’ demo tape. 
See it full-size here: http://flipflopflyin.com/thepurpletape/index.html

New infographic about the songs on the Pixies’ demo tape.

See it full-size here: 

This a great photograph. But it’s kind of deceiving. I wrote a blog post about it. http://flipflopflyin.com/g/2013/05/maradona-vs-belgium/

This a great photograph. But it’s kind of deceiving. I wrote a blog post about it. http://flipflopflyin.com/g/2013/05/maradona-vs-belgium/

Another soccer chart. This time looking at where the squad members of four countries played their club football: in their own country or in another country.
See it bigger: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/other-squads.html 

Another soccer chart. This time looking at where the squad members of four countries played their club football: in their own country or in another country.

See it bigger: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/other-squads.html 

New soccer chart, looking at English football teams relegated out of the fourth tier, down to non-league football. Full chart here: http://www.flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/other-relegation.html

New soccer chart, looking at English football teams relegated out of the fourth tier, down to non-league football. Full chart here: 

New infographic looking at Liverpool FC since 1989/90, when they were last English champions. http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/other-lfc9113.html

New infographic looking at Liverpool FC since 1989/90, when they were last English champions. 

First, I can’t stop myself calling them The Pink Floyd. Second, I can’t stop saying “The Pink Floyd” in a bad John Peel impression. Third, I love Pink Floyd. Fourth, I like making charts. Fifth, here’s a chart looking at who did the songwriting on Pink Floyd albums. I’d always known that Roger Waters kinda dominated as the band went on, but I don’t think I’d ever really realised to what degree. Sixth, this is not about baseball. Anyway: larger version here: http://www.flipflopflyin.com/pinkfloyd/index.html

First, I can’t stop myself calling them The Pink Floyd. Second, I can’t stop saying “The Pink Floyd” in a bad John Peel impression. Third, I love Pink Floyd. Fourth, I like making charts. Fifth, here’s a chart looking at who did the songwriting on Pink Floyd albums. I’d always known that Roger Waters kinda dominated as the band went on, but I don’t think I’d ever really realised to what degree. Sixth, this is not about baseball. Anyway: larger version here: http://www.flipflopflyin.com/pinkfloyd/index.html

New infographic, charting the things that happen during an NFL game.
Full size chart here: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/other-130112ravensbroncos.html
This is a work-in-progress concept. It has flaws. It’s a first attempt at charting an NFL game.

Before I explain further, I should mention that my knowledge of American football is minimal at best: I enjoy watching NFL games, I know what a quarterback is, but beyond the basics, I know nothing. The idea of making a chart like this came about because I want to understand the game better. My main sporting interest is baseball, and I had a thought that, to aid my understanding, I could take the idea of the baseball box score (giving the reader a brief overview of what happened during a game) and the idea of keeping score (using graphic elements and abbreviations to tell the story of a game), and applying those ideas in a graphic way to a football game. 

It is entirely possible that something like this already exists. I’ve seen the Drive Chart on NFL.com’s GameCenter,  but they don’t really tell me, a novice football follower, much graphically. In the chart, I am trying to keep the visual language as simple as possible, but also express as much as I can without the viewer having to keep referring back to the key to see what each graphic element means.

Like I mentioned, there are flaws. There are a few inconsistencies here and there, but I plan on doing another chart of a different game, hopefully this weekend, to address those flaws, and tighten up the concept and design a bit. For one thing, I’d like the next version of this to have fewer words. To add graphic symbols for interceptions, fumbles, penalties, and timeouts.

That being said, I figured it might be worth putting this online in its flawed state for people to look at. I’m moderately happy with this first attempt. I feel like a few more games of data might be enough to tighten up the concept to a point where I could hopefully be able to do something “live,” to follow along a game and fill out a chart, like I would keeping score at a baseball game. Oh, and one thing I guess I should mention: I’ve not changed ends for the teams when they change ends in the game. This is purely to keep the chart neat and understandable: Baltimore are playing left to right, Denver right to left. If you have any thoughts or questions, feel free to contact me.

New infographic, charting the things that happen during an NFL game.

Full size chart here: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/other-130112ravensbroncos.html

This is a work-in-progress concept. It has flaws. It’s a first attempt at charting an NFL game.

Before I explain further, I should mention that my knowledge of American football is minimal at best: I enjoy watching NFL games, I know what a quarterback is, but beyond the basics, I know nothing. The idea of making a chart like this came about because I want to understand the game better. My main sporting interest is baseball, and I had a thought that, to aid my understanding, I could take the idea of the baseball box score (giving the reader a brief overview of what happened during a game) and the idea of keeping score (using graphic elements and abbreviations to tell the story of a game), and applying those ideas in a graphic way to a football game. 

It is entirely possible that something like this already exists. I’ve seen the Drive Chart on NFL.com’s GameCenter,  but they don’t really tell me, a novice football follower, much graphically. In the chart, I am trying to keep the visual language as simple as possible, but also express as much as I can without the viewer having to keep referring back to the key to see what each graphic element means.

Like I mentioned, there are flaws. There are a few inconsistencies here and there, but I plan on doing another chart of a different game, hopefully this weekend, to address those flaws, and tighten up the concept and design a bit. For one thing, I’d like the next version of this to have fewer words. To add graphic symbols for interceptions, fumbles, penalties, and timeouts.

That being said, I figured it might be worth putting this online in its flawed state for people to look at. I’m moderately happy with this first attempt. I feel like a few more games of data might be enough to tighten up the concept to a point where I could hopefully be able to do something “live,” to follow along a game and fill out a chart, like I would keeping score at a baseball game. Oh, and one thing I guess I should mention: I’ve not changed ends for the teams when they change ends in the game. This is purely to keep the chart neat and understandable: Baltimore are playing left to right, Denver right to left. If you have any thoughts or questions, feel free to contact me.


Tacos al pastor
Twitter bird, 5 a.m.
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Here’s a new drawing I did, called “Top Flight Ice Lollies.”http://flipflopflyin.com/g/2012/08/top-flight-ice-lollies/

Here’s a new drawing I did, called “Top Flight Ice Lollies.”

http://flipflopflyin.com/g/2012/08/top-flight-ice-lollies/

A while back, shortly after Adam Yauch’s death, I did a chart of who sang what on “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)”. At the time, I intended it as the first in a series. Here’s the second in the series, looking at my favourite Beastie Boys song, “The Sounds of Science.” Larger version here.

A while back, shortly after Adam Yauch’s death, I did a chart of who sang what on “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)”. At the time, I intended it as the first in a series. Here’s the second in the series, looking at my favourite Beastie Boys song, “The Sounds of Science.” Larger version here.

Pixies, live in Athens, May 1989. 52 fucking minutes of it. You beauty.