Every day for a year, we’ve charted positive stats, unseen trends and creative developments that you probably won’t see on the news.
Revealing a landscape, beyond the headlines, of slow and gradual change that is progressive and excitingly good.
A place where we’re actually not that divided. People are living longer, having better lives. Where more women & girls are being educated, can vote and experience growing equality. Where fewer children & mothers are dying. And there is actual hope for the climate.
Have a look – it’s really gorgeous out there!
A huge HUGE shout out to the sterling team that made this happen.
Dr. Stephanie Starling – painstaking research & data
Omid Kashan – beautiful website & APIs
Fabio Bergamaschi – lead design & polishing
Duncan Geere – editorial & visualisation
Kathryn Ariel – art direction
and myself David McCandless – creative direction & design
Over two years, we gathered 1,422 pieces of news in total. Of which 647 (45%) were shortlisted. And 365 (26%) finally rendered.
(As ever, all our 300+ datasets are free and open to explore and use)
We’ll be back later in the year with more beautiful news, deeper visual explorations of some topics, and a companion book.
But first, a lie down…