Icon set for a waysigning project by Leffe Goldstein, via Behance

Icon set for a waysigning project by Leffe Goldstein, via Behance

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RW Awesomeness of the Day: Ramsey County Humane Society logo designed by Richard Stanley

Gerd Arntz was a German modernist who created over 500 icons, or isotypes, with the ambitious goal of clear communication to the illiterate masses, newly liberated by socialism. In collaboration with Otto Neurath, they strove ‘to overcome barriers of language and culture, and to be universally understood’ to facilitate the communist revolution. Not exactly my politics, but the man was a master semiotician.    They have a wonderfully curated collection over at the Gerd Arntz Web Archive.

Gerd Arntz was a German modernist who created over 500 icons, or isotypes, with…

Isotype pictogram for unemployment, Gerd Arntz and Rudolf Modley, c. 1930's

Isotype pictogram for unemployment, Gerd Arntz and Rudolf Modley, c.

Google Think Quarterly

Illustrations by Craig Redman and Karl Maier. Craig Redman and Karl Maier live in different parts of the world but collaborate daily to create bold work th

NocturnalThrills

Giving purpose to lines and composition in the simplest of art can make all the difference fox infront of a moon simple lines good design

girl reading isotype by gerd arntz

Gerd Arntz designed around 4000 signs, which symbolized key data from industry, demographics, politics and economy, for the visual language Isotype.

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