A first look at our new book!

Announcing our new infographic mega-tome, Beautiful News, published soon by HarperCollins. Inspired by our ongoing Beautiful News project, the book surfaces and visualises the amazing, beautiful, positive things *still* happening in the world. Things we can’t always see because we’re fixated on the negativity of the news. As per our previous books, this one is a welter of beautiful facts & rigorous data, visualised in riotously colourful visualisations, charts & concept maps. The...

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New infographic training seminars + pay-what-you-can event

Announcing a new season of our fun online intensives including a pay-what-you-can event for those in low-income countries: » Wed Sep 15th – UK/EU timezone » Thu Oct 21st – US timezone » Mon Nov 8th – pay-what-you-can for lower income countries (see list of nations here) Our trainings are a technicolour mix of lecture, exercises, discussion & techniques, hosted by IIB founder and author, David McCandless. » See what...

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Coronavirus Vaccines vs The Variants: Latest Data & Efficacy Figures

Chart aggregating vaccine efficacy & effectiveness figures against Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus from a multitude of sources. » See the chart » Review the data Methodology We reviewed all available publications, studies, reports and news articles (as of 30th July 2021), sourcing back to original studies where possible. Where disparate sources cited different figures, we used the average of the range. Sources Major sources were...

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400+ Words Invented or Coined by Shakespeare

Radiance. Control. Manager. Monumental. Bedroom. Cheap. Luggage. Successful. Addiction. Just some of the 400+ words invented by the bard. Check out a visualisation of the most interesting or notable. I was surprised by some of these. Bedroom? Really? Data here. Interactive created with VizSweet.

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Ransomware Attacks – biggest, notable, most recent

An interactive visualisation of ~200 recent ransomware attacks around the world, displaying a clear trend… These are a growing, non-discriminating scourge crossing every sector and potentially any organisation. We’ve charted most recent and notable ones. Flagging, where possible, when ransoms have actually been paid (but most outcomes are ‘unknown’). Let us know if we’ve missed any major ones. A work-in-progress. We’ll keep this updated. » see the interactive » review...

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The 10 Categories of Password – Which One is Yours?

Latest interactive version of our Top 500 Most Popular Passwords visualisation, updated with data from recent breaches. Filterable by category. Rendered by VizSweet. » See the visualisation » Explore the data

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Global #Coronavirus Vaccination Tracker

Total vaccinations, doses per 100 people, % of population inoculated now available on our live Coronavirus tracker. » See the visualisation Thanks to a great datastream at Our World in Data and sterling coding and design work from UniversLab and Neuker.

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We’re Hiring: Data Fact-Checker

A freelance pair of exacting eyes to work on the final proofs of David McCandless’ latest infographic book. Hourly, flexitime, remote. Starting w/c 8th Mar. Applications close 7th Mar midnight PST. » full details

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Learn a concept-driven approach to data-visualisation

We have a few seats left on our fun online intensives: » Feb 8th – USA timezone » Feb 23rd – UK/EMEA Our trainings are a technicolour mix of lecture, exercises, discussion & techniques, hosted by IIB founder and author, David McCandless. » See what participants say Learn how to approach data-visualisation and infographic creation from an editorial ‘conceptual’ point of view, rather than a data POV. May be useful...

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Research dump: Coronavirus & COVID19 latest science, reports, data

I’ve been trying to keep up with the firehose of COVID19 research in order to distill and visualise more infographics. But it’s proven too much to manage on top of writing a new book and launching an app. So here’s everything I’ve recently been reading and processing for data and insights. I hope to crystallise much of it in visual form soon! (Apols – lots of this is New York...

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