If you're a sports fan, you're a stats fan. We can't talk about sports without talking about stats. That's how we remember our favorite teams and players, how we measure them against each other.
Because the sports world collects and preserves performance data better than possibly any other industry, it provides a unique place to apply the tools of data visualization. In Chartball, we've taken that opportunity to showcase that history for fans and data nerds alike.
You can read more about Chartball's founder,
Andrew Garcia Phillips, here.
We're known for our series of team posters, capturing our favorite teams' greatest seasons. More than 90 posters in six sports.See all our posters
Every project starts with great data. Where it goes from there is never the same twice.
We've made static charts from wall size to postage stamp size. Some are works of art, some are just the facts.
Easy to share online, perfect for making a compelling argument. We can build your full-on video or optimize it as an animated .gif file.
Some data sets need an interface for exploration, for filtering and sorting. We've built tools for teams of three and audiences of millions.
"deep and fun and interesting"
"One of my favorite data journalism projects is Andrew Garcia Phillips’ work on Chartball. Andrew is a huge sports fan with a voracious appetite for data, a terrific eye for design, and the capacity to write code. With Chartball he visualizes not only the sweep of history, but details the success and failures of individual players and teams. He makes context, he makes an inviting graphic, and his work is deep and fun and interesting—and I don’t even care much for sports!"
"You could spend hours with any one of these poster-sized summaries"
"You could spend hours with any one of his poster-sized summaries of a single sports team’s season. And as you absorb the data, the season actually comes to life. You can see, touch and feel the texture of the season. Star players pop out. Winning streaks emerge and fade back to normality. And, best of all, the data sub-plots relate to each other, adding insight and suggesting causation as well as correlation."
We love to talk about data visualization or sports or both. (But no, we can't help your fantasy team.)