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A Magical, Turbulent History of the Color Green

Are you similarly enthralled by color? Roy G. Biv: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color by Jude Stewart takes a clever look into the meaning of color and the emotional and social impact color has on our lives. Get it …


Zinging Around: The Symbolism of Bees

Why are tangents so appealing? Jude Stewart takes us on the first part of closer examination of the symbolism of animals, focusing on honeycombs and the symbolism of bees.

Data Viz Pioneer's Symbol Speak

Irving Geis (1908-1997) made maps and charts during the 1930s and 40s for Fortune. His career as “a scientific visualizer” began with a painting of the circulatory system for Fortune in 1937. For much of his career, however, he contributed illustrations …

The English Stain

If you watched the updated BBC’s Upstairs Downstairs  on PBS last week you would have seen the above logo for the British Union of Fascists in an episode where Lady Persie ignorantly embraces the Fascist ideology. If you wondered what …