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Those living in the Washington, D.C. area in the '80s circa the Iran-Contra scandal might remember the bold graphic poster emblazoned with "Meese Is A Pig" popping up around the city. They were hard to miss for commuters and locals alike. The posters appeared overnight and were visible on various public spaces. The graphics were clearly aimed at Reagan cabinet member and advisor Edwin Meese who was enmeshed in Iran/Contra and also the champion of various far-right causes in the administration. The poster campaign got national attention. Soon, the poster's creator, Jeff Nelson (of Dischord Records and Minor Threat fame) was revealed. With respect to Nelson's album sleeve and logo designs (among our favorites ever!), his "Meese Is A Pig" poster remains his masterpiece. Nelson sold T-shirts with the image, which covered his printing costs and the graphics lived on long after the street campaign was over. With Edwin Meese back in the news as the backer a government shutdown and national anti-Obamacare efforts, we're pleased to see "Meese Is A Pig" getting its due.

Read TNR's interview with Nelson and history of "Meese Is A Pig."

Recent infographic projects published by the data team at WNYC have revealed some interesting trends about behaviors in the New York Metro area. Everything from marital happiness, to what people name their dogs, and more serious topics like flooding patterns

Last week the team published a new interactive map plotting in which NYC neighborhoods people just don't vote. Although much of Brooklyn's non-voting tendencies remain a mystery, it's interesting to compare the map with their New New Yorkers map, which may explain why newcomers on Manhattan's West Side don't make it to the polls. 

Check out a few of their recent maps embedded below.