Information Is Beautiful: Not Your Typical Pie-Chart

Information Is Beautiful: Not Your Typical Pie-Chart

Anne Reagan
Apr 29, 2010

David McCandless is the man behind Information is Beautiful and has a talent for relaying massive amounts of data with minimal words. In sum, he makes information beautiful.

Some of the information displayed on his website can be considered, uh, downers. Like the Disease Case Fatality Rates and Reduce Your Odds Of Dying In A Plane Crash .

Yet others are a great summarization, in a nice, graphically pleasing manner, of current news stories and information. Like Colours in Cultures, Kyoto: Who's On Target and A Timeline of Global Media Scare Stories.

Some of the individual visualizations are for sale as prints and Mr. McCandless has two books for sale (a UK and US edition).

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