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XXth Century Avantgarde Books

Book Cover Archive

NYPL Digital Collections

Explore 736,893 items digitized from The New York Public Library's collections.<p>This site is a living database with new materials added every day, …

Mid-Century Modern Graphic Design

The History of Symbols : Isotype

ISOTYPE: International System of Typographic Picture Education: “Words Divide, Pictures Unite”<p>TEAM ISOTYPE : Otto Neurath, Marie Neurath and Gerd …

VC blog » Blog Archive » Visualization Metaphors: Old & New

<b>Posted:</b> August 7th, 2013 | <b>Author:</b> Manuel Lima | <b>Filed under:</b> Uncategorized |<p>In the Preface of my new book (more details to come soon) I mention the …

Data Visualization

How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling

Cultivating the ability to experience the “geeky rapture” of metaphorical thinking and pattern recognition.<p>As an appreciator of the art of visual storytelling by way of good information graphics — an art especially endangered in this golden age of bad infographics served as linkbait — I was …

Fritz Kahn: The Little-Known Godfather of Infographics

How a German gynecologist transformed science into visual poetry and laid the foundations of modern information graphics.<p>Around the time when Austrian sociologist, philosopher, and curator Otto Neurath was building his ISOTYPE visual language, which laid the foundation for pictogram-based …

Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing

As a devotee of winter sports, both as a lifelong practitioner and an Olympic spectator, and lover of vintage graphic design, especially mid-century travel posters, I was delighted to chance upon <b>The Art of Skiing: Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a remarkable …

Goethe’s Graphically Daring Diagrams of Color Perception

How a misguided refutation of Newton inspired artists and philosophers with a new visual aesthetic.<p><i>“To harmonize the whole is the task of art,”</i> Wassily Kandinsky wrote in 1910 as he contemplated the spiritual element in art and the three tasks of the artist. This notion of harmony was more than a …

Infographics

Legendary Designer Charles Eames on Creativity, the Value of the Arts in Education, and His Advice to Students

“There is always a need for anyone that can do a simple job thoroughly.”<p><i>“If you examine this furniture,”</i> observed a 1946 profile of legendary design duo Charles and Ray Eames, <i>“you will find sincerity, honesty, conviction, affection, imagination, and humor.”</i> Alongside this exuberant emotional …

Tips & tricks for tongue-tied designers

A practical and actionable guide to talking about your designs<p>People told me my designs were a thing I had to “sell.” Like hawking jewelry at a flea …

DEAR DATA

From an award-winning project comes an inspiring, collaborative book that makes data artistic, personal - and open to all.

Dear Data: Two Designers Visualize the Mundane Details of Daily Life in Magical Illustrated Postcards Mailed Across the Atlantic

A celebration of the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet exquisitely human details of life.<p>We live, they say, in the age of Big Data — algorithms trawl through vast databases of our digital trails seeking to extract insight on the human experience, from how we fall in love to what we read. …

Literature

Collection of data visualizations to get inspired and finding the right type.

Role playing

Data Visualization

The charts below are a curated set of visualizations for a range of common needs. Use the filter and select a base model that best suits your use …

Inspiration

Security Report<p>The absence of color draws the eye toward the color-filled graphs and comment box. The use of color also highlights the key …

Repository

Data Visualization: Visualization

Psychology<p>Gestalt theory explains how the brain reliably groups and divides elements based on their common visual features. These perception …

Information Display Tips

Ah, the trials and tribulations of working in two-dimensions. If you design information displays, information graphics, or visualizations, you know …

Color collection

The Material Design color system can be used to create a color scheme that reflects your brand or style.<p>Create, share, and apply color palettes to …

Material Design

Data Visualization Workshop: When to use a Line Chart, Multiple Line and Area Chart

We are excited to share the first official episode of our new Data Visualization Workshop video series! This special series consists of instructional …

Winning over your clients’/customers’ opinion by showing your process

Remember in grade school, when you were in a math course? The instructor would always tell you to “show your work” on your homework or assignment. …

UX Design

Design Style Guides to Learn From in 2018 – Punit Web – Medium

A lot of designers often spend hours looking at ‘inspiration’ on Dribbble, Behance and other platforms which showcase designs. Since most of us have …

Pencil Me In: The Business Drawing Book for People Who Can't Draw 2nd Edition

Alphabets and Ideographs

<i>Pencil Me In</i><i>, my book on visual thinking, is available!</i><p>When I first got into Visual Thinking, I came across a core concept that no one agreed on: …

In defense of the visual alphabet

My good friend and colleague Christina Wodtke has recently suggested:<p>“ There is no visual alphabet.”<p>Like any parent, I feel I must defend my child, …