Principles: Applying Typography

Infographic Of The Day: Why Should You Care About Typography?

John Sparks, The Histomap, New York, 1931.

The Histomap, from Cartographies of Time: A Visual History of the Timeline (via Brain Pickings)

Venn diagram that shows the intersections of the Greek, Latin and Russian alphabet

Venn diagram of the Greek (left), Latin (right), and Cyrillic (bottom) alphabets; the circle in the middle contains the letters all three alphabets have in common.

Tesla map

A recently discovered set of drawings by Nikola Tesla reveals an incredible multiplication "map" that contains all numbers in a simple system. The sketches were hidden in a small trunk with drawings and manuscripts for

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Another plate from the Atlas, this one illustrating the composition of the Earth's crust via color-coding.

The Exquisite 19th-Century Infographics That Explained the History of the Natural World

At the dawn of the century, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt invented the “thematic map,” pioneering infographics through the likes of maps annotated with zoological life, tempera…

Sphere de Ptolomee by Rigobert Bonne (1775) courtesy of Wikimedia.

Bonne Map or Chart of the Spheres and Compass Rose - Geographicus - (via wikimedia commons)

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The Exquisite 19th-Century Infographics That Explained the History of the Natural World

"Humboldt’s Distribution of Plants in Equinoctial America, According to Elevation Above the Level of the Sea"–from Black's General Atlas, engraved by George Aikman The Exquisite Infographics That Explained the History of the Natural Worldarticle-image

A geological map of the earth, color-coded according to primary rock type—pink is crystalline and metamorphic, red is volcanic

The Exquisite 19th-Century Infographics That Explained the History of the Natural World

Comparative world mountain heights plotted hemispherically from Alex. von Humboldt atlas to accompany "Kosmos",

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