i could talk about these brilliant data visualizations ALL DAY. david mccandless is a london-based data journalist and information designer and i’ve been following his work over on information is beautiful for years. like most people, i love a beautiful infographic, but he takes it to another level. and i love his mission: “distilling the world’s data, information and knowledge into beautiful, interesting and, above all, useful visualizations, infographics and diagrams.” we have so much data these days that is so incredibly powerful; but it’s not really worth much if we can't understand it. and smart design helps us do just that. information is beautiful, indeed.

more here, and a two of my favorites - on colors and complementary flavors - below: