I found Neri Oxman‘s work are really inspiring. In my opinion, nature is always the best creator. Nexi and her group draw inspirations from how nature form patterns and study different biological systems to computationally construct designs that according to the context of these objects.
Beef Stakes which is designed by Sarah Hallacher is a piece of work that I found it’s easy to understand the data and context of the visualization. instead of reading graph and numbers, there is the direct visual experience and I understand immediately it is about beef production and its data. I think this work has targeted on the very important aspect of data visualization that the purpose is to promote understanding of the audience.
Tatiana Plakhova is another talented artist/graphic designer whose art work is influenced by mathematics, nature, physics and music.