Knowledge is Beautiful

Published Oct 2014 by HarperCollins

Knowledge is Beautiful coverTaking infographics and data-visualisation to the next level, this rich 256-page book visualises captivating and intriguing patterns and connections across art, science, health and pop.

Covering everything from dog breeds and movie plots to timelines of the far future and the intricacy of relationships of the Middle East, this stunning book unveils the intricate, invisible and sometimes hilarious stories lurking in the data, information & knowledge surrounding us.

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“Thought-provoking as well as startlingly attractive” Wall St Journal
“Elegant & often playful infographics which bring to life information too complex or abstract to grasp any way but visually” The Guardian

Information Is Beautiful

Published Feb 2010 by HarperCollins UK

Information Is Beautiful coverVisually 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 to offer a blueprint of modern life. Easy to flick through but intriguing and engaging enough to study for hours.

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“It’s almost impossible to look at a page of this book without feeling better informed.” TimeOut
“Original, intelligent and witty” – Esquire

The Visual Miscellaneum

Published Nov 2009 by HarperCollins US

The Visual MiscellaneumNote: this is the US, paperback edition of Information is Beautiful

A unique, groundbreaking look at the modern information age, helping readers make sense of the countless statistics and random facts that constantly bombard us. Using cutting edge graphs, charts, and illustrations, David McCandless creatively visualizes the world’s surprising relationships and compelling data, covering everything from pop to philosophy – all with the minimum of words.


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“Dangerous” to have on your desk if you have other work to get done! The visuals will draw you in, and the sharpness of the questions some of them attempt to answer and the efficiency with which they can communicate complex comparisons in a single page will keep you hooked. (Omnivoracious )