I have gone into a deep rabbit hole with Mold-A-Rama data. If you did not grow up with Mold-A-Rama, it's a machine that creates a souvenir plastic toy IN FRONT OF YOUR OWN EYES. Commonly found at zoos and museums.
117 currently operating machines that were made in the 1960's. Operated by 2 companies: Mold-A-Rama in Chicago (mold-a-rama.com) and Mold-A-Matic in Florida (replicationdevices.com) Chicago: 27 Florida: 35 There are some privately owned that aren't in this count.
What you don't get from images is the retro novelty, smell, feel or experiance of these. They smell like melted plastic, are hot to the touch, and you can peel away the warm plastic with a fingernail. @WBEZCuriousCity has a great a story: interactive.wbez.org/curiouscity/moldarama
So what are the molds of? You mostly get odd colored plastic figurines of animals.
Inspired by the visualization "Why Are so Many Babies Born around 8:00 A.M.?" I played with the 3d form to create a different version of the visualization.
The smell of Play-Doh is now trademarked. https://mashable.com/2018/05/19/hasbro-play-doh-smell-trademark … Maybe it smells like vanilla and cherry, but mostly it smells like childhood memories to me.
How credit scores work and why you might get different scores. The 3D version of a CFPB graphic I worked on. This is how I envisioned it in my head, except it was sand instead of play-doh.
Looking at the different amounts and types of enforcement actions taken under 2 directors of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1 year apart.
Data is publicly available via: consumerfinance.gov/policy-compliance/enforcement/actions