The Visual Agency's Codex Atlanticus Awarded Best Data Visualization Website Prize at the 2020 Webby Awards

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​​​The Visual Agency today announced that its Codex Atlanticus has been awarded the Best DataVisualization Website at the 24th Annual Webby Awards, this year dubbed the WFH: Webbys From Home.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. This year, The Visual Agency’s landmark visualization of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus ( took the Best Data Visualization Website prize, making the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci’s even more memorable.

“Through an innovative and interactive visualization - said Matteo Bonera, Creative Director in The Visual Agency - this publicly accessible website opens up new ways of exploring the comprehensive work of Leonardo da Vinci and sheds new light on the depth and breadth of his studies.”

Commenting on the award, Paolo Guadagni, founder and CEO of The Visual Agency said, “We are humbled, honored and extremely proud to have been selected as the best data visualization website by The Webby Awards. Seeing our Brand recognized together with renowned names such as CNN WorldWide, MIT, The Washington Post, Google Creative Labs, National Geographic, BBC News, Harvard Business Review, Apple and The Economist Group is a testament of the quality of our work.”

As a leading data visualization and information design agency, the Milan based studio applies a tailor-made, multi-disciplinarily approach to transform complexity into meaning. This prestigious recognition comes after five other international awards reaffirming The Visual Agency’s commitment to design, technology and innovation. Guadagni continues, “In these days of forced isolation, we are truly proud to make some of Da Vinci’s most prestigious works accessible to anyone, anywhere. While our core mission is to support businesses by creating bespoke dataviz solutions for business efficiency and customer focus, sharing masterpieces of our Italian cultural heritage is an element of pride and joy.”

“The Visual Agency has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”

IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of digital industry experts, including Instagram’s Head of Fashion Partnerships Eva Chen, Director of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society Susan P. Crawford, actor and activist Jesse Williams, GE CMO Linda Boff, Pod Save the People host and activist DeRay Mckesson, Google’s Head of Conversation Design Cathy Pearl, Fortnite Designer Eric Williamson, HBO Digital Chief Diane Tryneski, Los Angeles Laker Isaiah Thomas, and DDB Worldwide CEO Wendy Clark.

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