David McCandless on Beautiful Information

April 2, 2012

David McCandless used to be a regular journalist. Until he was sketching out how to tell a story and realised that his drawing illustrated the story better than any text article could. 

Since then, he's been working as a data journalist, making beautiful sense out of enormous data sets.

Want to see some of McCandless's visualizations? Take a look!



Wonderful interview, especially as my son, Noah Iliinsky is a recognized expert in data visualization. He has written about his theses on how a good visualization is made in two books: Beautiful Visualization, and Data Visualization, both available on Amazon.