We Are Beginning to See Positive Signs for our Industry — Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Freddie Mac & Fanny Mae: 1984-2009

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For The Data Art Show in June at the Pink Hobo Gallery in Minneapolis, I created a 20′ long print visualizing the major players in the financial crisis, and their in-print relationships.

The Print, titled ‘We Are Beginning to See Positive Signs for our Industry — Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Freddie Mac & Fanny Mae :1984-2009′ was made in Processing, using the NYTimes Article Search API. It was printed on kraft paper, and hung somewhat haphazardly using a handful of pushpins (certainly the easiest install I’ve ever had to do).

I know these images don’t show the whole piece – I am trying to track down a full-frame image of it that isn’t (like the image below) from my iPhone. It turns out it’s difficult to photograph a 20′ print in a room that is 14′ wide.

We Are Beginning to See Positive Signs for our Industry — Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Freddie Mac & Fanny Mae: 1984-2009

The show also featured some excellent work from James Paterson and Mario Klingemann, which you can read about in this article, and see a bit of in this photo set. I’ll also be putting together a more thorough documentation of the show over the next few weeks.

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2 thoughts on “We Are Beginning to See Positive Signs for our Industry — Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Freddie Mac & Fanny Mae: 1984-2009”

  1. Wow, that looks great, and sounds like a really interesting show. Whilst your blurry depth of field shots look cool – I hope you put up a high res image of your piece – I’d love to see it. Lawrie.

  2. Thanks!

    The shots that I posted were from Flickr – I am trying to track down a front-on shot. I’d post the source image but it doesn’t really do the print justice as it needs to be seen on the kraft paper.

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