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ProPublica Honored with Best Map, Two Medals at Malofiej 21

On Friday, the Spanish chapter of the Society of News Design (SNDE) announced the winners of the 21st Malofiej International Infographics Awards. The jury evaluated over 1,000 entries from 28 countries.

This year, ProPublica was honored with the Miguel Urabayen Award for best map in the online category for StateFace, an open-source font we created. It’s made up of U.S. state shapes and is meant to be used as a design element in interactive web apps and graphics. The judges were impressed by StateFace’s versatility and its availability as a public service. Besides our own work, StateFace has been used by NPR, the Guardian, the Huffington Post and many others, especially in graphics and applications about the 2012 election. ProPublica also received a silver medal in the Innovative Format category for StateFace, and a bronze medal in Online Features/World and Nation for Housing Segregation: The Great Migration and Beyond by Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones.

The Malofiej awards have been called the “Pulitzers for Infographics.” We’re extremely pleased to have been honored with three awards in the 2013 competion. Congrats to all of the winners.

Read our Day 1 and Day 2 impressions of the Malofiej World Infographic Summit in Pamplona, Spain.

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