Infographic Tracks the Daily Routines of Famous Creatives

According to the infographic The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People, not all great minds think alike. In fact, they plan their days very differently from one another. Podio, a project management software company, created this chart that visualizes how artists, writers, and musicians went about their daily lives. It uses data from the book Daily Rituals by Mason Currey to color-code each part of a person's day.

The infographic both starts and ends at midnight and shows when people were sleeping, working, exercising, and more. Iconic creatives like Beethoven, Mozart, and Sigmund Freud are featured, along with more contemporary folks such as author Kurt Vonnegut and Maya Angelou.

Looking at the chart, you'll notice just how varied their schedules are. Some people sleep seven or eight hours in one stretch while others will rest intermittently throughout the day. And, perhaps most surprisingly, their creative pursuits are punctuated with periods of focusing on hobbies, food, and leisure. It just goes to show that even the most influential people took a break every once and a while. To see an interactive version of this infographic, check out Podio's website.

Daily Routines: Sleep

Daily Routines: Work

Podio website
via [Laughing Squid]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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