David McCandless

David McCandless (born 1971) [1] is a British journalist data, and information designer based in London. He is the founder of the visual blog Information Is Beautiful . Early Explorations into tje synergy tussen data visualization and his work as a journalist led to the development of Information Is Beautiful [2] and the subsequent publication of his seminal book of the association names (US title “A Visual Miscellaneum). [3]

McCandless Began his career writing for cult video game magazines zoals Your Sinclair and PC Zone in the late 1980s and 1990s voordat moving on to work for The Guardian and Wired magazine . Since the publication of information is Beautiful in 2009, his information design work has Appeared in numerous publications, zoals The Guardian, Wired, and Die Zeit , and has ook leg showcased at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, [4] the Wellcome Trust gallery in London, and at the Tate Britain . [5]

His second book Knowledge Is Beautiful was published in 2014.

McCandless is an alumnus of Westfield College .


  • Information is Beautiful (2009)
  • Knowledge is beautifu l (2014)


  1. Jump up^ Kirk, Andy (5 January 2011). “Visualisation Insights # 6 Data Journalist & Information Designer: David McCandless’ . VisualisingData.com . I’m 38 years old
  2. Jump up^ Information is Beautiful (Kindle ed.). Collins. 2013. ASIN  B00BAJ6G4O . Retrieved March 8, 2013 .
  3. Jump up^ Visual Miscellaneum: The Bestselling Classic, Revised and Updated: A Colorful Guide to the World’s Most consequential Trivia (Revised ed.). Harper Design . 2012. ISBN  978-0062236524 . Retrieved March 8, 2013 .
  4. Jump up^ “The Hierarchy of Digital Distractions” . Museum of Modern Art, New York. 2009 . Retrieved 7 March 2013 .
  5. Jump up^ “Bio” . David McCandless . Retrieved 7 March 2013 .