In this series of posts I will set out to recreate some of the visualizations from the book “Knowledge is Beautiful” by David McCandless in R.

David McCandless is author of two bestselling infographics books and gave a TED talk about data visualization. I bought his second book “Knowledge is Beautiful”, in 2015, which contains 196 beautiful infographics.

At that time, I was really into The Walking Dead, and his book inspired me to make my own infographic: