Old Timey Charts with d3.js and Patternfills

The best reason to create pattern-filled charts is to make them look old timey. In this example we are going to recreate this chart from the wonderful book:

Graphic Presentation

Read it here.

Rank of Each of the United States in Ten Eduational Features in 1910.

Brinton, "Graphic Methods," McGraw-Hill, 1914.
  1. In making a block classification chart it is important that shadings ranging from white (or light) to black are chosen to correspond to correct gradations of value.
  2. The states are arranged according to their total ranking in all twelve educational features; thus Washington state which ranked among the first 12 states in all but one feature is listed first, and Alabama which ranked among the lowest 12 states in all 12 features is listed last.