“Writing Without Words by Stephanie Posavec is a series of visualizations exploring the differences in writing style between authors of various modern classics. Shown here is Part One from On the Road by Jack Kerouac. In this piece, entitled Literary Organism, each literary component is divided hierarchically into its component parts: Part, Chapters, Paragraphs, Sentences, and ultimately Words, the smallest branch in the diagram. Different colors distinguish the the book’s thematic categories.
"These maps visually represent the rhythm and structure of Kerouac’s book. Not only are they gorgeous graphic design, they also exhibit rigor and precision of construction.” Not informative, not enlightening, just a whole lot of fun to look at.