In 2013 the graphic designer Valentina D’Efilippo was awarded a honorarble mention at the Kantar Information is Beautiful Award for a data vizualisation based on the list of wars since 1900 that I present on the website war-memorial.net as a part of the project The Polynational War Memorial. A couple of days before the commemorations of the centennial of the start of the First World War on November 11 this year, D’Efilippo and the programmer Nicolas Pigelet released a rich and stunningly beautiful interactive version of her design based on the update of the list from this year, which puts the human cost of the first World War in a wider perspective. Each war since 1900 is represented as a stylized poppy where the length of the stalk and the size of the flower relate to the death toll and the duration of the conflict.
Image: D’Efilippos design from 2013. Copyright: Valentina D’Efilippo. Published with permission.