Gas prices

December 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

When gas prices begin to rise, news organizations typically begin to track the costs over time and across the nation, as shown in this 2006 Washington Post map above. The AAA Fuel Gauge Report ( provides these state-level prices daily. It also offers them by metro area if you need to make a more localized comparison.

Charts from the AAA Fuel Gauge site:


For historical prices, you need to go to the Energy Information Administration’s Petroleum Navigator (, which gives weekly gas prices for more than a decade.


Vampire power

October 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

Nigel Holmes vampire energy

Someone showed a snippet of this video for comic relief at the Society of News Design convention. I’m a fan of Nigel Holmes, who did the drawings and narration for the video, and his voice and style work perfectly. Not only is it funny, it’s actually a good little explanatory piece on vampire energy. GoodMagazine partnered with Holmes on this one.

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