WEATHER: Might rain, might not – hard to say. Chance of sun and/or clouds, temps between -46 and 120℉
TRAFFIC: Bad where you are, also other places. Stay home
HOROSCOPE: Chance favors the prepared. Don’t buy into vague generalities. Reject platitudes and forge your own path. We’ve been over this.
SPORTS: Local major league franchise scores more points than other local franchise. Losing coach: “We should have scored more points.”
EVENTS: Your friend’s band that you have no intention of ever seeing is playing tonight. There’s some kind of loud festival going on this weekend and you won’t be able to park anywhere near the farmer’s market
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POLITICS: Holy crap, how does this keep getting worse
SCIENCE: Revolutionary medical breakthrough still ten to twenty years away

COMING SOON: An interview with the Jackson Pollock of Chart Design

This coming week we will have a sit-down with abstract expressionist chart designer Roman Bench.

His work is often compared to revolutionary American painter Jackson Pollock, whose work was described by one critic as “unorganized explosions of random energy,” and that certainly fits the style of Bench’s graphical data representations.

Jackson Pollock’s “Q3 Pro Forma Sales Figures” (1953) was an early influence on Bench.

His publicist Kip Ledbetter confirms that Bench is excited about the interview, saying “Wait, what are you calling him? Who is this and what is it for? How did you get copies of his charts? Roman is losing his mind over here.”

Ledbetter continued to say that Bench is “just a regular graphic designer and wants no part of this,” asking us to remove any references to him from our site and delete his phone number,  just like an eccentric artist would do. We will post the interview as soon as Bench responds to our numerous voicemails, emails, and personal attempts to get in contact.

Muligan Stewart

Muligan Stewart

Mulligan types neatly and is punctual. He graduated summa cum dolus from William Gaines School of Journalism. Do not ever touch his stereo.

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