I’m a big fan of humanizing data.
I think it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers, and lose focus on why we’re looking at the data in the first place.
Compared to a lot of the infographics out there, this is classy - nice colours, clear design and not overloaded with gimmicky graphics.
I’m a fan of curved bar charts - if the numbers are distinct enough I don’t believe you lose clarity.
I’d question the effectiveness of the “grass” style chart in the middle - the width of the columns is showing the relative sizes but they are so close together that it’s hard to tell them apart. It also seems that the height of the labels is relevant, but these seem simply to be spread out into the space.
The narrative isn’t particularly clear and there is a a reliance on a block of text at the bottom - that information could potentially have been drawn into the infographic itself!