Blog Profile / Information Is Beautiful

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Last call to enter the Information is Beautiful Awards 2017

Visualizers, designers, truth & beauty-lovers. Last call to enter the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017, celebrating the world’s most excellent graphics & visualizations of data, information & knowledge. To celebrate our sixth year, we’ve refreshed our categories and poured $20,000 in our prize pot. Get your work seen & celebrated by the global press, […]

The UK’s #Brexit Options in the Eurozone complex – visualized!

The Eurozone? The European Economic Area? The European Free-Trade Area? The European Customs Union? Whaaat? A graphic that hopefully clarifies the complexity the European Union and the UK’s various routes for Brexit. Inspired by this Bloomberg graphic. » See the visualization

Announcing the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017

The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017 is now open, celebrating the world’s most excellent information design. To mark our sixth year – and the increasing importance of data visualization & infographics across all media – we’re refreshing & relaunching the Awards. Show More Summary

We’re hiring

Two rare and excellent freelance posts have opened up at IIB: Digital / Software Project Manager on our high-end dataviz software VizSweet Junior artworker / designer at Information is Beautiful Both remote-working. Rare opportunities to join our team… apply and/or tell your friends. Deadline Mon 26 Jun.

UK Government Spending: Incomes & Outcomes

Election time again in the UK. All sides broadcasting assertive pledges backed by hazy figures. Here’s a visualisation that quantifies & contextualises UK government incomes and outcomes. Three ways to see the data: billions, % of budget, and amount contributed per average taxpayer per day. The last one is an attempt to humanise the numbers […]

The Mavericks & Heretics of Science

Meet 40 mavericks & heretics of science whose “crackpot” ideas were proven correct. Eventually. » See the visualization & analysis » Check the data

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 […]

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