Graphic design is an extremely vibrant form of expression. Infographics are the living proof. Infographics were once invented to make complex matters easy – based on the idea that one image says more than a thousand words. However, designers went bazerk on the subject and now it has become an artform of its own. In fact, they turned the whole basic idea upside down by designing puzzling creations that actually need a thousand words to describe and explain them. That’s cool... as long as it is used in a newspaper, as a poster or any other pointless but fun way. But what if people start making fully incoherent infographics to inform and direct traffic? Imagine you’re going 100 km/h and you are supposed to figure this out.
Anyway, Taschen made this crazy big, wonderful book, with ancient examples of infographics and very recent ones. Plus it comes with a poster – an infographic about infographics.
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