Bad Charts.

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Chart Clutter examples:

From: http://himpflcogirdbvb-mbh.freeyellow.com/chart_of_the_week.html

These charts have something to do with futures trading: (click on thumbnails)

 

Graphic clip art:

Here is a collection of "clip-arted" bar charts from the US Census Bureau, (figure 4).  They avoid distorting the data by stretching the clip art images in only one dimension, but the result is the distortion of the images themselves

http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0024/twps0024.html

And a set of exploding 3-D pie charts from the same source:.

References:

Graphic clip-art charts:


Kristin E. Smith, Loretta E. Bass, and Jason M. Fields. "Child Well-Being
Indicators From the SIPP" Population Division Working Paper No. 24
U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, D.C. April 1998