symbolism

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 to Scientific American, creating scientific data visualizations about astronomy, astrophysics, geophysics and biochemistry. You...

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 this startlingly demonic lightning bolt symbol was, the anti-democratic party was founded by Sir...