Beef Stakes: Representing US Beef Production as Meat

December 19, 2012

(This article was originally published at information aesthetics, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

Beef Stakes, designed by art and technology student Sarah Hallacher, is a data representation of the amount of beef produced in the US during 2011, scaled down to only include the top 4 beef-producing states.

The height of each steak is mapped to the amount of beef that state produced (i.e. 1 inch per every billion pounds). The price tags show the amount of beef produced per state, the cost (per pound & total) to produce the beef, and how much beef each citizen would have had to consume to consume a whole state's yearly production. Each piece of meat is made from modeling clay, and the trays were created by joining existing styrofoam packaging.

Via @blprnt.

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