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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

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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. Biggest change is, we’ve revamped the categories. So whichever data-driven artform you choose, your challenge is to illuminate the topic: Arts, Environments, Current Affairs, Corporate, Humanitarian, Science, Sports – and for everything outside the...

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What Streaming Music Services Pay

Spotify. Apple. Pandora. Compared & visualized.

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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.

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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 and give a palpable, relatable sense of where taxed revenue goes. » See the visualisation...

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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

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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. » See the truth » Or just read the nicely tabulated data

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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 healthier, better educated than you might think » 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes (2010) –...

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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

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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 website Shortlist revealed Tues 27 Sep, with a visitor vote where you can help decide who...

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