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It’s Nice That | We speak to Sandra Rendgen about her amazing new book investigating infographics

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Considering this complex variety of data floating around us, sometimes the best — or even only — way to communicate is visually. This unique book presents a fascinating historical perspective on the subject, highlighting the work of the masters of the profession who have created a number fraphics breakthroughs that have changed the way we communicate.

Information Graphics has been conceived and designed not just for designers or graphics professionals, but for anyone interested in the history and practice of communicating visually. The in-depth introductory section, illustrated with over 60 images each accompanied by an explanatory captionfeatures essays by Sandra Rendgen, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Richard Saul Wurmanand Simon Rogers ; looking back all the way to primitive cave paintings as a means of communication, this introductory section gives readers an excellent overview of the subject.

The second part of the book is entirely dedicated to contemporary works by the current most renowned professionals, presenting graphics projects, with over examples — each with a fact sheet and an explanation of methods and objectives — divided into chapters by the subjects Location, Time, Category, and Hierarchy.

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May 31, Alexandru rated it it was amazing. In the beginning, this books seems just another huge coffee table book that contains visual information in various languages, thus hard to understand. But after reading it in depth, it is clear that the book focuses more on the way the information is presented and not on the information itself.

And for any person who is involved in presentations or research it is quite useful. Feb 01, Daylyn rated it it was amazing. Great book on the history of infographics.

It’s amazing to see how we’ve used infographics over the millennia.

Feb 23, Zhang Stanley added it. Forgot to add to my shelve, then I couldn’t recall the title of the grpahics for a while. I think I was reading this book inbefore I changed my phone to iPhone 6 in September. Aug 14, Parka rated it really liked it Shelves: More pictures on my blog This is one humongous book on infographics put out by Taschen. It’s pages and it’s heavy so there could be additional weight surcharge depending on where you’re shipping to.

As an artist at the newspaper, I also create infographics occasionally. I bought this book for reference.


It’s a good reference with lots of examples. But there are some things to take note. The infographics presented are rather heavy on data. There can be a case of too much information in an i More pictures on my blog This is one humongous book on infographics put out by Taschen.

There can be a case of too much information in an infographic. Some are rather complex, and most definitely drawn with the help of computer programming. Ggaphics they can look spectacular, I’m not sure if readers will be overwhelmed by the complexity and skip reading it.

So we are unable to know whether they are effective or not. The accompanying text just provides information on what the infographics is about but not the thought process that goes behind. The examples are from a huge variety of publications, mainly magazines and websites. I’m actually hoping for more newspaper infographics but there aren’t a lot compared to other forms of publication, but you can get The Best of Newspaper Design books for that. Overall, it’s a great visual grwphics.

There are many interesting ways of presenting information. That should inspire some ideas. The book’s written in English, German and French. Oct 13, Jeremy Kuzub rated it it was amazing. This is physically the largest book I own, and I managed to get it home from LA in my carry on baggage somehow. Probably the most thoughtful part of this book is the informxtion mini book that is slightly inset in the first 96 pages; It is a historical view of information graphics, from their origin through the 20th century.

The book is an example of its subject, being information and graphics. It is inspirational, in that it can be opened randomly for a new hint into visualizing numbers and making This is physically the largest book I own, and I managed to get it home from LA in my carry on baggage somehow. It is inspirational, in that it can be opened randomly for a new hint into visualizing numbers and making meaningful emphasis gendgen of large data sets.

But it can also be used systematically to identify the type of data that must be presented and solutions for its presentation: Of course, this is a book, and so animated, or interactive infographics can’t be easily shown, however I’ve found that if you can’t get your meaning across in a static infographic, at least as a storyboard or infographic, you are not going to benefit a user by making them play with your interactive interface.

Anyways, there is a reason that the pioneer and voyager space probes have infographics written on them, as their first means of communication with any alien intelligence that may find them, and this is certainly a universal language which it is worth being literate in.

As with any language, it is harder to snadra simplicity that it first seems, and this book is a great support to lean up against in the first few minutes of planning your next bar chart or 9 dimensional genetic map of Canadian immigration patterns.

May 01, Jonathan Jeckell rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is enormous and heavy.

It’s rather intimidating to even consider reading it because it’s so big and you grapbics be tempted to browse it. However, the short essays and the paragraphs describing the huge amount of examples of infographics in the book are written in three languages, which wastes a lot of space, so it’s really not that hard to do an end-to-end survey of what the book is trying to tell you.

The book is filled with a huge number of examples, and some of them are awesome. Some a This book is enormous and heavy.


Information Graphics

Some are kind of meh, and they are all included with a little paragraph to explain the concept, which is essential for some of them written for foreign publications. The editor did a fantastic job categorizing them into four general types: Location, Time, Hierarchy, and Category. Within those categories they are presented in sequence without any further attempts to classify them by a type.

One way of looking at it is this is a good thing because you will browse the book and come across something great through serendipity. Another way of looking at it is that it does not provide a theory or framework of what makes a good or bad infographic, or what about each of these are good or bad ala Edward Tufte.

But if you want to effectively explain complex concepts to an audience so they are interested in and understand what you are trying to say, this book can probably help. It can provide a lot of helpful ideas to help you do it.

Aug 05, BlackOlive rated it it was amazing Shelves: A behemoth measuring as tall as my 17″ MacBook Pro is wide and a good 3″ thick. The binding is perfect for this size book, allowing it to lay flat as you approach the middle. The paper stock is impeccable — a thick bright white coated paper that feels luxurious to the touch. The design of the interior is also perfectly in line with the subject matter in that it grahics structured by “type” of information graphic and color-coded accordingly both within and at the edges of each p This book is STUNNING.

The design of the interior is also perfectly in line tendgen the subject matter in that it is structured by “type” of information graphic and color-coded accordingly both within and at the edges of each page for quick-glance navigation when approaching the book in its closed state. Oct 15, Sergej rated it really liked it. Aug 14, Azem rated it informatin was amazing Shelves: This book is HUGE.

Heavy and really beautiful. Not one to take with me to have a browse through when I am on the bus – but to dive into and enjoy at home.

The graphics are inspiring and the printing is gorgeous. I highly recommend this book for graphic designers. Jun 24, Johanna rated it really liked it Shelves: I wouldn’t necessarily call this a book. A hardcover at 9. This unique tome presents a fascinating perspective on the rsndgen of complex data and our attempt to make sense of them infoormation communicating via graphic visualization. This ‘book’ is a veritable feast for the eyes.

Mar 14, Karen Whitney rated it it was amazing. I bought this with a gift certificate I recieved for my birthday. A vast array of charts, maps, and other forms of visual information. It is a beautiful testament to the innumerable ways we can present and receive information. You know it is good when the bookseller at Elliot Bay is jealous of your purchase.

I look forward to many hours of absorbing information from this visually inspiring volume. May 05, Katherine Collins rated it really liked it Shelves: