Feature: Information Design

 
Machine head

Machine head

Fritz Kahn commissioned illustrators to realise his surreal pedagogical vision – mechanical metaphors…

 
LA art school

LA art school

From Punk to production design: the widescreen career of Alex McDowell

 
Taught from a new angle

Taught from a new angle

Oliver Byrne’s element of Euclid 1847

 
Charts change minds

Charts change minds

Description of the slave ship Brookes 1788

 
The art of illumination

The art of illumination

Will Burtin, the man who invented infodesign 1940s

 
Crashing through the type

Crashing through the type

Time magazine infographics by Nigel Holmes 1970s

 
Head Trip

Head Trip

Simon Esterson applauds the vivid drama of a pharmaceutical brochure

 
Lady with the diagram

Lady with the diagram

Florence Nightingale on Crimean War mortality, 1858

 
Pin point

Pin point

Jack Schulze praises the ‘US space programme’ of mapping

 

Working lunch

Mumbai’s dabbawallas deliver 175,000 meals daily to hungry workers using a unique system

 
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