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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design | visual data | Scoop.it
From visual puns to the grid, or what Edward Tufte has to do with the invention of the fine print.

Design history books abound, but they tend to be organized by chronology and focused on concrete -isms. From publisher Laurence King, who brought us the epic Saul Bass monograph, and the prolific design writer Steven Hellerwith design critic Veronique Vienne comes 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design — a thoughtfully curated inventory of abstract concepts that defined and shaped the art and craft of graphic design, each illustrated with exemplary images and historical context.

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serena.sw's curator insight, June 7, 2013 11:35 PM

Keep this for later reading.

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The Design Behind 'How Many Really' | BERG

The Design Behind 'How Many Really' | BERG | visual data | Scoop.it

'How Big Really' is a solid, easy to digest punch of information that translates unknown quantities into something instantly recognisable. 'How Many Really' is the second part of the experiment, and this is a little write up of the design process.

How many really is an entirely different beast to How big really. Rather than each dimension being a solid, one shot hit, the value is in backing up simple visuals with interesting narratives. We spent almost as much time on the written aspect of stories as we did on the aesthetics and interaction. I hope it gives a little context to numbers and figures we often take for granted. Please do have a browse around!

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The World's Ideas, Visualized

The World's Ideas, Visualized | visual data | Scoop.it
Visualizing how the world's ideas fit together is no mean feat. But now you don't have to struggle, because Brendan Griffen has mined Wikipedia to create a map of how the world's greatest thinkers influenced each other.

 

Color-coded by genre—so, for instance, fiction authors are in orange, while 19th/20th century philosophers are in red—each node presents a person, and its size is determined by the number of links to other nodes. The data was gathered by studying every profile on Wikipedia that had an "influenced by" or "influences" field...

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Visual.ly: A Gallery Of Amazing Infographics Online

Visual.ly: A Gallery Of Amazing Infographics Online | visual data | Scoop.it
If you are the usual web and information geek, then you probably love looking at infographics.
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