Trivia Made Sublime: Feltron 2012

Nicholas Felton is a designer obsessed with data. Currently he is working with Facebook on improving their visual experience (plenty of work for him there!). In his 'spare' time he collates a vast amount of data from his own life and annually publishes it as handsome and sought after book. The 2012 "Feltron Report" analyses his own travel, sleeping patterns, food intake, visitors and information consumption — nothing is too trivial or ephemeral. The project sounds narcissistic and unutterably boring, but such is Felton's skill at creating information graphics that it is weirdly fascinating. Viewing someone else's progress along their own mortal coil is touching and leads readers to reflect upon their own use of time.