Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Srsly Awesome Schedule to Print for the Capitol Hill Block Party

Quick! Who's playing the Capitol Hill Block Party between 7:45 and 8:00 pm on Saturday? What? Having trouble? It isn't you. It's the schedule design.

The Capitol Hill Block Party schedule from The Stranger sucks at information design. Because it is organized by stage, you can't see performance overlaps and tradeoffs. It is designed for someone working the stage logistics. Not you.

What wouldn't suck: a grid schedule just like an all-growed-up music festival. I made one up and I'm sharing it with you, just 'cause I'm nice like that. It includes the Cha Cha lineup too! (You won't find Cha Cha info on The Stranger site at all.) Get J9's Capitol Hill Block Party Grid Schedule.

You decide: wanna mess with stage-centric crap, or use a srsly awesome schedule designed for us normal peeps? Maybe this picture will help.

[get it!]

geeky tech notes:

Print "two pages per sheet" for a one-page pocket reference covering both days.

The file format is MS Excel. Props to anyone who shares a PDF version. (I don't have a PDF writer and the crapola free online PDF writer changed all my fonts. Boo!)

Update: A Three Imaginary Girls blog post has a Goggle Doc version and a PDF version for those who manage to do without Excel. Thanks sparkly friends!


Lee LeFever said...

What an awesome idea Jeanine!

Demiurge said...

How's this for a PDF version?

Chris said...

Oooh, that's awesome! Thanks Jeanine (and Cory)!

I'm really glad that you also included the Cha Cha shows on your grid!

Jay Fienberg said...

Was going to add a PDF version, but see now that it's handled.

Thanks for the awesomeness!

Anonymous said...

Nice. Although it's worth mentioning that the Stranger's print edition does have a time X stage grid. Might be nice to include the Comet's stuff, too?