The design firm Information is Beautiful has announced winners of the inaugural
Information Awards Inspired by Kantar competition. Prizes went to the most brilliant, most beautiful infographics, data visualizations and interactives of the year. Check out the photo gallery to see the winners!
A strikingly elegant guide to the year’s full moons, by the same designer who brought us
this amazing timelapse. Award: Bronze, Data Visualization
Metallica on Stage
Metallica’s concert history, 1982-2012.
Award: Bronze, Data Journalism
Envisioning Emerging Technology For 2012 And Beyond
Vacations to space, robot surgeons, weather control…designers at Envisioning Technology, a trend forecasting studio, chart the strange new world of the near future. Check out the interactive graphic
here. Award: Silver, Infographic/Infodesign
Which bands and singer-songwriters have been covered the most? This infographic maps out the answer, from 1958 through 2010. Throughout the weaving timeline, the width of the colored ribbons represent the number of covers released by selected famous artists, and the singled-out song names throughout are the most-covered songs of their year.
Award: Gold, Infographic/Infodesign
interactive visualization of deleted Wikipedia pages. Award: Gold, Interactive Visualization
War Casualties, At Home And Abroad
CNN tracks the true cost of the U.S. war in Afghanistan with this
interactive map showing the hometowns of North American soldiers, as well as the places they were killed. Award: Gold, Data Journalism
The American Energy Spectrum
interactive graphic displays where America gets its energy, and where it all goes. Award: Silver, Interactive Visualization
U.K. Government Spending
Government spending has never been as entertaining, or so well elucidated, as in
this interactive graphic by the staff of The Guardian. _Award: Silver, Data Journalism
Information Graphics in Context
Should people be allowed to wear religious symbols while performing professional duties? A graphic designer in Denmark
shows what people in his country think. Award: Gold, data visualization