Beautiful News / Visualising Victorian News

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The world in infographics with David McCandless, Tiziana Alocci, Ciaran Hughes and Erik Nylund

This event takes place in the British Library Theatre.

David McCandless, the king of infographics, presents his most recent book Beautiful News, the fascinating follow-up to the bestselling Information is Beautiful and Knowledge is Beautiful. He uses spectacular visuals to make sense of the complex information and data we are constantly bombarded with; presenting facts, contexts and relationships in meaningful, entertaining and often beautiful ways.

Also speaking on the evening are Tiziana Alocci, Ciaran Hughes and Erik Nylund, the leading information designers behind Visualising Victorian News, a remarkable project that has turned information from 19th-newspapers into captivating infographics.

Visualising Victorian News is on display in the British Library Entrance Hall (free entry, no booking required) and there will be a special viewing in the presence of the designers 17.45 – 19.00 before the Theatre event.

This event accompanies the British Library exhibition Breaking the News (22 April – 21 August, 2022)

Tiziana Alocci is an Italian data artist, art director, lecturer and award-winning information designer who collaborates with creative studios, brands, and organisations worldwide. She is the co-founder of Market Cafe Magazine which has featured some of the world’s leading figures in data and information design and has been an Associate Lecturer at the University of the Arts London since 2018.

David McCandless is founder of Information is Beautiful. He is a London-based author, data-journalist and information designer, working across print, advertising, TV and web. His blog and best-selling books Information Is Beautiful (2009), Knowledge is Beautiful (2014) and Beautiful News (2021) are dedicated to visualising ideas, issues, knowledge and data - and to discovering novel patterns and stories in the seas of data swamping and surrounding us. | @infobeautiful

Ciaran Hughes is a freelance infographic artist. Originally from Northern Ireland he has worked at The Guardian, Observer, Telegraph, Reuters and as online graphics editor at Channel 4 News, he returned to Chelsea to do Fine Art. He now combines freelance design work with recreating 1960s Op Art in his Deptford studio, while trying to avoid Kenneth Branagh’s interpretation of the same period.

Erik Nylund, owner of VisualizeThat, is a Swedish infographics artist and illustrator. He produces a wide range of animations and interactive and print graphics for magazines, producers of digital learning material and PR agencies. He has a background as a visual journalist at Swedish newspapers and started freelancing in 2012.

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Name: Beautiful News / Visualising Victorian News
Where: Knowledge Centre
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