Valentina D’Efilippo – Poppy Field, Visualizing War Casualties since 1900

Valentina D’Efilippo - Poppy Field, the War Casualties since 1900

Valentina D’Efilippo – Poppy Field, the War Casualties since 1900

In 1945  Winston Churchill announced the 8th of May, as the ‘V-E Day’ – the Victory in Europe Day and since then it is celebrated officially as the end of the WWII ind Europe .

The innovative vision of the talented Italian graphic designer Valentina D’Efilippo ‘Poppy Field, the War Casualties since 1900′ reveals the brutal truth about wars through shocking numbers presented among the fragile petals of  gentle poppies. Quite a moving way to commemorate all these millions who lost their lives in the worst invention that human mind has created and still practice without a shame. And why namely poppies? As she explains “Following the end of the First World War, the poppy became a symbol of commemoration. It was among the first plants to spring to life on Europe’s devastated battlefields. Its colour, reminiscent of bloodshed, and its resilient yet delicate nature evoke the human relationship to war.”

For me it is also a strong symbol of that mysterious connection between the unlimited human stupidity and the powerful expression of the nature to show it to us in such a simple and delicate way.

See the whole interactive infographic here. It is also part of her book The Infographic History of the World in collaboration with data journalist James Ball.

For the other projects of Valentina D’Efilippo visit her official site

Valentina D’Efilippo - Poppy Field, the War Casualties since 1900

Valentina D’Efilippo – Poppy Field, the War Casualties since 1900