In an information-obsessed society, a new crop of artists is representing visual data in engaging, imaginative ways. In June, we were pleased to announce this year’s Information is Beautiful Awards. It’s a competition, open to the public, that was founded last year by data visualizer David McCandless and data investment agency Kantar’s creative director Aziz Cami. With the aim to recognize the most excellent and beautiful in data visualization, infographics and data journalism, Information is Beautiful’s judges (chaired by McCandless and Cami, and including the President of the Rhode Island School of Design, John Maeda; editor of Creative Review, Patrick Burgoyne; Eric Rodenbeck and George Oates of famed, San Francisco data-viz studio Stamen; and London-based designer and data artist Stefanie Posavec) selected from hundreds of global submissions. The online community also had a voice, as thousands of votes were cast to represent one additional judging place. Today, 20 November 2013, the winners were announced and the work is truly mesmerizing.
- Information is Beautiful Awards winners 2013 (creativereview.co.uk)
- Why does data visualization matter? (terraframeblog.wordpress.com)
- Infosthetics: the beauty of data visualization (biwizard.wordpress.com)
- ‘Information is beautiful’ (chowdhus1.wordpress.com)