National Geographic Magazine’s April edition has a curious graphic in the back mater’s Inside Geographic promoting a show on the NG Channel looking at our “Human Footprint”. If you look close enough, you’ll notice the U.S. flag is composed of loaves of bread, as much as one American will eat in a lifetime.
My uncle sent me a link with other “consumer” art to Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait recently where you can see more of this statistical art genre.
Not familiar with the concept of a Human Footprint? I recommend getting ahold of “Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth“ by Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees, Illustrated by Phil Testenmale and printed by New Society Publishers.
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