‘Unbelievably brilliant’ – Vogue
‘(a) terrific compendium of visual information’ – Shortlist
‘thought-provoking, lovingly crafted and informative; a handsome book that anyone would be grateful to receive’ – The Independent on Sunday
‘In this intriguing book, David McCandless presents a cavalcade of compelling and colourful graphics, each one innovative in its attempt to offer a new perspective on some of our most pervasive twenty-first century obsessions’ – Time Out
‘Stunning’ – The Sunday Times
‘thought-provoking, lovingly-crafted and informative; a handsome book that anyone would be grateful to receive’ Picked as one of the best science books of the year in Arts & Books, Independent on Sunday
‘What David McCandless has done is genius… dry data is transformed into small pieces of pop art that engage so much you end up learning more, without realising it. The ideal encyclopaedia for the information age.' Red Handed
A visual guide to the way the world really works
Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded by information - from television, from newspapers, from the internet, we're steeped in it, maybe even lost in it. We need a new way to relate to it, to discover the beauty and the fun of information for information's sake.
No dry facts, theories or statistics. Instead, Information is Beautiful contains visually stunning displays of information that blend the facts with their connections, their context and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful.
This is information like you have never seen it before - keeping text to a minimum and using unique visuals that offer a blueprint of modern life - a map of beautiful colour illustrations that are tactile to hold and easy to flick through but intriguing and engaging enough to study for hours.
From the Publisher
We are on the third reprint and all copies now available are free from printing errors.
About the Author
David McCandless is an award-winning writer and journalist. His work has appeared in over 30 magazines in the UK and the US and all over the web. He currently works as creative consultant for Orange and the BBC and writes about the Internet, underground culture and ‘anything interesting’ for Wired and The Guardian.