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We have temporarily paused new annual subscriptions but will open them again in early 2023 for Issue 3.

Issue #1: Culture

Our inaugural issue explores culture—what it is, and how we interpret it as practitioners and as a community. It includes:

  • Dear Nightingale by Giorgia Lupi + Stefanie Posavec
  • Data Is Plural visualization challenge, with a dataset selected by Jeremy Singer-Vine
  • Credit Where Credit is Due: Mary Eleanor Spear by Ben Jones
  • The #DuBois Challenge by Anthony Starks
  • Viz in the Wild by Michael Brenner
  • Recurring features Three Questions With, Dataviz Horror Stories, Early Career Corner, Career Tooltips, and Reviews
  • And much, much more!

Plus, we surprised everyone with a bonus supplement, The Kids’ Table ‘zine (a 28-page booklet)!

Issue #2: Inspiration

A look into the who, what, when, where, why, and how of inspiration. This issue includes:

  • Inspiring a Movement: The Warming Stripes, an interview with Ed Hawkins by Claire Santoro and Chesca Kirkland
  • Dear Nightingale analog data creation challenge, hosted by Alli Torban
  • Inspiration Gazing by Andy Kirk
  • #ThingsMap by Jules Grandin
  • Board Games and Dataviz by Andy Cotgreave
  • Data Is Plural visualization challenge, with a dataset selected by Jeremy Singer-Vine
  • Democracy in Thailand by Thanisara Ruangdej and Namsai Supavong
  • Recurring features Three Questions With, Dataviz Horror Stories, Early Career Corner, Career Tooltips, and Reviews
  • And much, much more!

In addition, we are adding two supplements:

  1. Unimaginable Death: Visualizations of COVID-19 Pandemic Milestones (a 40-page booklet)
  2. The Kids’ Table activity poster!

Digital is the platform for the majority of our community’s work. Yet despite the hours of effort and refinement of our craft, much of our work will one day disappear.

Establishing a printed Nightingale Magazine gives us the opportunity to preserve our creations and acknowledge each other in a lasting way.

Get access to exclusive content you won’t find anywhere else! See Nightingale feature articles as you’ve never seen them before, including behind-the-scenes stories, interviews, reviews, and more!

It’s a chance to revel in creativity and indulge in the visual in data visualization.

Plus… The Kids’ Table, our dataviz section for kids and their grown-ups!

Included in Issue 1 as a 28-page ‘zine, this booklet contains stories and how-to exercises—send in your own drawings to be included in future issues!

Here’s what a few leaders in our industry say about us:

Nightingale has been a constant source of fresh and insightful comment about our field. It has been especially strong in allowing new and diverse authors to share their views. We thrive on the breadth of our knowledge, and Nightingale has led the way.”

~Andy Cotgreave
Tableau, Senior Technical Evangelist

“The diversity, quality, and regularity with which Nightingale has been publishing Data Visualization articles since its start has made it indispensable in teaching (all experience levels) about the field and its history, starting conversations, and geeking out over the smallest tidbits, historic visuals, and more.”

~Nadieh Bremer, Dataviz Designer & Developer

“From theoretical discourse, through historical legacies of the field’s pioneers, to the practical stories of everyday practitioners, and the thematic studies of critical techniques, Nightingale has gone from nothing to absolutely everything, seemingly, in the blink of the eye!”

~Andy Kirk, Author

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My magazine never arrived, or it arrived damaged. What can I do?

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Do you ship globally?

Nightingale has always taken a global approach, so we aim to fulfill our print publication globally as well. Yes, it’s extra work, but we feel our global community deserves equal representation and access.

Unfortunately, we are unable to fulfill to Russia and Ukraine presently.

What does my print subscription include?

** Subscriptions are temporarily suspended while we update our fulfillment process. Issue 1 and Issue 2 are currently available only as single-issue purchases, while supplies last. Stay tuned! **

Two issues of Nightingale Magazine will be mailed to you per calendar year. After the second issue arrives, we’ll ask if you want to renew.

Can I order in bulk for my company, department, school, etc.?

Yes! Contact us for a price quote for orders of six or more copies.