The Telefacts of Life: Rudolf Modley’s Isotypes in American Newspapers 1938–1945
While Otto Neurath invented the Isotype in Vienna in 1925 and guided its evolution to international acclaim, he was not successful in the United States...
I Asked an Artificial Intelligence to Draw a Chart
A new generation of text-to-image generative models are rapidly changing what is possible in generative design. Two apps in particular, Midjourney and Dalle-E 2, have..
Information Graphics in Action: Russian Agitational Postcards 1900–1960
The postcard originated in the middle of the XIX century and went through the development path together with the poster, following stylistic changes in the..
György Markos and His Pictorial Information Graphics
The Hungarian Marxist, self-made geographer, and economist György Markos (1902–1976) was not the first to introduce ISOTYPE to the Hungarian public, but he was the..
The Influence of Isotype in New Deal Information Design: A Resettlement Administration Exhibition, 1936
How the design concept influenced the American government's campaign to help its vulnerable populations.
Exploring Isotype Charts: “Our Two Democracies At Work” (LESSONS OF ISOTYPE — PART 3)
Discussing the charts in the Book Series “America & Britain” Of all the grand, utopian plans created by modernist designers, Isotype is, perhaps, the least..
Exploring Isotype Charts: “Our Private Lives” (LESSONS OF ISOTYPE — PART 2)
Discussing the charts in the Book Series ‘America & Britain’ There’s much to be told in the story of the Isotype, yet despite a great..
Exploring Isotype Charts: “Only An Ocean Between” (LESSONS OF ISOTYPE — PART 1)
There’s much to be told in the story of the Isotype. The International System Of Typographic Picture Education (ISOTYPE) was invented by Otto Neurath in collaboration with his wife Marie Neurath, and Gerd Arntz. While..
War and Human Nature
Revisiting a 1946 pamphlet (and the role of pamphlets in educating adults) that helps explain the Jan. 6th insurrection
Explaining A Single Isotype: Creating Simplicity From Complexity (Lessons in Isotype)
Isotype is a highly refined picture language designed for educating people with as few words as possible. Created by Otto Neurathin 1925, the International System..
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