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Raise a glass to the planet’s most stellar data visuals of 2018

Massive congratulations to the innovative, imaginative & intrepid winners of 2018’s global Information is Beautiful Awards – a celebration of the world’s best data-visualisations and infographics.

Trimming down 100 world-class shortlistees to a handful of exceptional winners was a fierce challenge for our panel of expert judges & community voters. Given such unrivalled ambition & scope – graphic novels, mosaics, even play-doh – this year’s  accolades, trophies and $30k in cash prizes (courtesy of beloved sponsor Kantar) are very well deserved.

Scroll down for the ultimate winner.

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Information is Beautiful Awards – Your Chance to Vote

Some of the year’s best data-visualizations, interactives and scrollytellings have made the Information is Beautiful Awards 2018 Shortlist

Voting is now open to decide which works will win the Community Award at our ceremony in New York on Dec 4th. Plus your vote and all other visitor clicks represent five virtual people on our panel of 45+ expert judges.

Find and vote for your favourites here:

» Arts, Entertainment & Culture
» Breaking News
» Humanitarian
» Leisure, Games & Sport
» Maps, Places & Spaces
» People, Language & Identity
» Science & Technology
» Unusual
» Visualization & Information Design

How to vote. Closes Fri 19 Oct 11.59pm PST

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The MicrobeScope – Infectious diseases in context

A new interactive exploring the deadliness and infectiousness of the major communicable diseases. Slice, dice and zoom with the MICROBESCOPE.

Plus we’re auditioning a new story engine. See just how many interactive tales we can tell with just a scatterplot!

Answer: about four.

» Look under the MICROBESCOPE
» Explore the massive dataset underneath


CREDITS Design & creative direction David McCandless | Code Omid Kashan | Research Miriam Quick, Stephanie Tomasevic | Copy Karl Webster

IIB Awards 2018 Longlist unleashed

Prepare for an eye-splosion: 601 of the planet’s most brilliant data visualizations & infographics

Longlistees this year cover Bruce Springsteen to The Big Lebowskicryptocurrencies to cricket, with data rendered in media as varied as drywallmarble runs & even underwear.

Soak up the magnificence of these entries:

The 2018 Information is Beautiful Awards Longlist:

» Arts, Entertainment & Culture
» Breaking News
» Humanitarian
» Leisure, Games & Sport
» Maps, Places & Spaces
» People, Language & Identity
» Politics & Global
» Science & Technology
» Unusual
» Visualization & Information Design

With so many works looking at dataviz itself, we placed all the meta stuff in Visualization & Information Design. History & food is moved to Arts, Entertainment & Culture. Pieces on activism, charity, disasters & relief go to Humanitarian.

Shortlist & visitor vote starts Weds 10 Oct

Winners will be announced New York City Tues 4 Dec, sharing $25,000 in prizes.

Good luck!

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We’re Hiring: Senior Editorial Person

Senior editor/writer/journalist/creative person required to spearhead an awesome new mega project.

Flexitime, remote working. Would suit a self-motivating self-starter.

A rare opportunity to join our unique, independent infodesign collective. If you’re an editorial person who loves graphics, get in touch. Closing date: Fri 28th Sep 2018.

 
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