David McCandless on the Information Is Beautiful Awards and infographics

The first global award winners for data visualisation and information design have been announced. The Information Is Beautiful Awards Inspired By Kantar were set up to celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualisation, infographics and information art.

Over 1000 entries were received, and a panel of judges pored over and debated designs, before deciding on winners, including Michele Mauri's Cover-Mania and Peter rntoft's striking Refugees and immigrants, with its clever use of photography.

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