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Friday Links: Not for all the planes in the sky, green skyscrapers and Katrina in comics

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Seattle-based artist Chris Jordan has created a series of works we like very much. He represents abstract statistics in gorgeous visuals. We’re not talking charts and graphs here.
Below is a detail of a piece that envisions 11,000 jet planes (about the number in America every eight hours). Wow.
When people think green most people don’t think skyscrapers. After all, what’s so green about steel girders and glass panes? Here are ten buildings that might change your mind.
Smith magazine has a beautiful web comic on Hurricane Katrina.
Finally, if you got a few books lying around (and we have tons!) maybe we should consider recreating this little book distribution scheme from London.
(Plane contrails by Chris Jordan)

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