There was info graphic goodness aplenty as the winners of the second annual Kantar Information is Beautiful awards were announced this week. Whittling down the hundreds of entries was a thankless task according to David McCandless, one of the judges and a formidable info graphic practitioner in his own right.
He said: “It’s hell on earth to judge a competition like this, the quality and inventiveness of the work is so high. Data visualisation is really a new, emerging design form and a rising trend across many disciplines: news, web, science, marketing, even politics. The sheer range of approaches, content and style in this work has to be seen to be believed.”
Tim Leong, Bloomberg and Italian studio Accurat were among the winners while Jacob Hagen and Kim Albrecht scooped the two student awards. Check out this year’s winners below!
Best Data Visualisation – Accurat: Nobels (Also Best Studio)
Best Infographic – Derek Kim: Global Warming
Interactive Visualisation – Bloomberg Visual Data: Bloomberg Billionaires Index (Also Most Beautiful Award)
Best Motion Infographic Philipp Dettmer, Stephan Rether, Cathrin Ziegler and Thomas Veith: The Solar System: Our Home in Space
Best Tool or Website – Uldis Leiterts, Raimonds Kaze, Alise Semjonova: Infogram
Best Individual Contributions – Tim Leong and Valerio Pellegrini
Student Awards – Jacob Hagen and Kim Albrecht
Community Award – Ahmad Barclay, Joumana Al Jabri, Naji El Mir, Ramzi Jaber, and Zahraa Mortada: Politicians’ Salaries & Income Inequality Politicians’ Salaries & Income Inequality
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