Information Design

Information design has undergone an explosion in recent years, with infographics becoming increasingly widespread and accessible. Everyone seems to be creating their own DIY infographics and information dashboards are increasingly popular. Imprint examines how data visualizations present complex information in an easily digestible way—through interactive data visualizations and other means of data viz graphics.

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Body Language

The creators of War Ink found a form through which they could honor the sacrifices of veterans, and create a bridge between veterans and civilians: tattoos.

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That Pesky 1 Percent

Almost 90 years after they were produced, these pre-World War II infographics on the 1 percent in France are still relevant today.

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Warn and Cover

Steven Heller researches ebola awareness posters around the globe.

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Urban Cartography, Curated

Designing New York City’s wayfinding "infostructure" demands a delicate balance of user needs - while maintaining the integrity of public space.

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Take Aim

Steven Heller examines the classic bullseye—one of the most perfectly designed of all graphic forms—and the evolution of shooting targets.

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The Swiss Underground In NYC

Hear from Pentagram's Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth about their reissue the 1967 loose-leaf NYC Subway System Standards Manual created by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda.

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Sticker Stock

Do you remember the days leading up to the start of school? Every culture uses pictorial cues to help keep track of the experiential flood of stuff in our lives, but I find this vintage French stock stickers among the most charming bits of organizational stuff.

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Surviving Attack

This special issue of Architectural Forum from January 1942 focused on civil defense in the wake of Pearl Harbor.

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Corporate Generosity

Explore the Phoenix Metal Cap Co.'s unique in-house magazine, Phoenix Flame. Its editor, who went by the name of HIG, was assisted by illustrator/designer Elmer Jacobs and was a delightful anomaly in the worlds of big business.