Looking for a custom typeface to use in your data visualizations? Google Fonts is an awesome databank of nearly a thousands font families you can access, download, and use for free.
If you’re into design, the website includes a blog featuring articles on font design.
Google Fonts among others provided the font for my dissertation cover so I definitely recommend it.
Nothing beats a aesthetically-pleasing data visualization in the form of a map (see evidence here, here, here, or here).
Moreover, we’ve already witnessed some great R tutorials by Ilya Kashnitsky before (see Animated Snow in R).
These two come together in Ilya’s recent post on subplots in ggplot2 maps, with which he completely amazed me. The creation process is actually easier than the end result makes it look: make several visualizations and add them as
ggplot2::annotation_custom() to your main ggplot2 map — the same as if you are adding a logo to your plot. Enjoy:
Here you can find Ilya’s original blog and the associated R script.