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Based on a True True Story? Oscars edition

Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge, Hidden Figures & Lion are all “based on true events”. But which is truly the truest of them all? We carried out a scene-by-scene, beat-by-beat visual fact-check of several Oscar contenders – plus other true-story films like The Big Short, Spotlight and Wolf of Wall Street. Check out the newly-updated interactive visualization. […]

Hans Rosling – the World’s Greatest Data-Storyteller

Very sad to hear that Hans Rosling has passed away. Such a grand ninja of dataviz. His spectacular talks convinced me that data stories could be enlightening, illuminating, and entertaining – all at the same time. Some of his best sequences: » Five ways the world is doing better than you think (2013) – people are […]

International Number Ones

Because every country is the best at something – if you look hard enough for the data. Maternity leave? Scrabble players? Rubber glove exports? See where YOUR country is a world-beater. » Our popular International Number Ones graphic, now updated » Check out the data for the full list of countries & more info on each

The Best Dataviz of the Year: The IIB Awards Winners 2016

Check out the winners of the Information is Beautiful Awards 2016. Tough contest. Some of the best work we’ve seen in the last five years. » All winners » Shortlist » Longlist » Judges Thank you to everyone who entered their beautiful work and stoked us all with inspiration and envy.

Help pick the 2016 IIB Awards winners

For the year’s most eye-sizzling, thought-provoking data visualizations & infographics, check out the 2016 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards shortlist. Here’s the shortlist: » Data visualization – a singular viz (maybe with some...Show More Summary

Longlist announced: the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016

More entries than ever before in the 2016 edition of our global dataviz awards.  Here’s the longlist: » Data visualisation (a singular viz) » Infographic (a series of visualisations along a theme or story) » Dataviz project (a piece involving multiple vizzes like a book) » Data journalism (graphics and long form copy together) » Interactives » Best Dataviz […]

Information is Beautiful 7th Anniversary “Micro-Retro-Edition”

For just $1.99 US or £1.49 UK own a special retro Kindle edition of our first infographic book, Information is Beautiful. (published as the Visual Miscellaneum in the US) We didn’t expect to be releasing this. It was just a funny experiment. Could we take a chunky visual feast of a book and distill it down to a series of […]

Senseless – Conflict Deaths Per Hour

Some of the most brutal and senseless conflicts go unseen and unremembered. Yet many give cause & context for modern events. Here we’ve plotted them under one unifying metric in a single interactive data-visualization so they can all be seen together. » See the interactive

Now open: the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016

Announcing the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016, celebrating the year’s most awesome data-visualization & infographics from around the world. Thanks to our beloved sponsor Kantar we have over $30,000 in prizes awaiting the creators of this year’s finest information design. Show More Summary

What is Meditation / Mindfulness Good For?

What is Meditation / Mindfulness? How do you do it? What’s the best method? How effective is it, according to the latest science? Contemplate our latest graphic. See our research & data: Taken from our new book: Knowledge is Beautiful

Announcing our 2016 Workshops season: Learn to do Dataviz

Information is Beautiful founder David McCandless shares with you his dataviz method & process, tips & techniques, at Workshops are Beautiful: » Paris Apr 8th  » London Apr 28th (nearly sold out) » New York Jun 14th » San Francisco Jun 23rd » San Jose Jun 27th – on sale soon – register for updates » London Sep 22nd  » Discover more about Workshops are Beautiful

The Hollywood In$ider – Data on every major movie, visualized!

An interactive data explorer for slicing and dicing data on over 1000 major Hollywood films of the last eight years. Look beyond box-office grosses and find out which films recouped the most of their budget? Divided audiences and split the critics? Filter, sort, plot and delve through our lovingly curated data. Stare into the underbelly […]

Based on a True True Story?

Visually explore your favourite “based on a true story” movies, scene-by-scene, beat-by-beat and test their veracity on a data level. The Big Short. The Imitation Game. The Kings Speech. Which film is the most true? Which takes the most liberties? You might be surprised / appalled by the answer. We were. » Check out the […]

Information is Beautiful’s Most Popular Dataviz of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, have a dataviz reminisce with our most popular pieces this year. Common MythConceptions – updated & interactive World’s Most Contagious Falsehoods debunked. Now filterable with new myths. Inter-Mental – possible...Show More Summary

Winners: Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2015

 This year’s Information is Beautiful Awards is a treasure trove of outstanding dataviz. Thanks to our esteemed sponsor Kantar for supporting creativity in information design, providing $30k in prizes to the winners below. Data Visualization GOLD – Vaccines and Infectious Diseases by Dov Friedman and Tynan Debold at The Wall Street Journal   SILVER – A World […]

Global Warming Solutions Currently On the Table

The latest climate talks start in Paris on 30th Nov. Here’s a little visual primer interpreting the feasibility of the various geo-engineering “solutions” to “mitigate” or “ease” global warming over the next century. » See the data (includes bonus data on alternative energy sources) » See the Royal Society study » This is an updated […]

Vote for your Favourite Dataviz of the Year

Here’s the shortlist for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Some of the most striking, innovative and beautiful dataviz work of 2015. Browse the categories, choose your favourite entry in each, and hit the Vote button. The visitor vote represents 5 virtual jurors on our 30+ judging panel. Plus a special Community award. So your truly […]

Who Old Are You?

Career highs. Creative Zeniths. Big life moments. Average ages. Compare yourself to the peaks and troughs of the talented and famous… » Who Old Are You?

Announcing the Information is Beautiful Awards Longlist

2015 looks like another vintage year in the world of data visualization and information design. We celebrate and exhibit this awesomeness every year in the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Here’s the long-list. An incredible range of creativity – awaits your brain – across design, code, concepting and styling. Prepare your mind for a gail-force […]

Snake Oil Supplements – analysis

We’ve updated our Snake Oil Supplements? interactive with the latest scientific evidence for the health benefits of the 180 most popular nutritional supps. The data has been revised top to bottom and draws upon many new Cochrane metastudies of the area. (Cochrane are the gold-standard of medical meta-studies – studies of studies. They minimise bias […]

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