A new book by classicist and historian Andrew M. Riggsby investigates the types of information technologies drawn, painted, and inscribed on the surfaces of the ancient Roman world.
Manuel Lima’s The Book of Circles explores centuries of circular visual expression, from representations of infinity to maps of the stars.
Amateurs may think that inspiration drives artistic production, but professionals know the muses are rarely to blame for creative clogging.
In recent years, the skyscraper has come to be seen as the architectural symbol of globalization.
From the amount the potential tax revenue from legalizing drugs worldwide to disappearing seed varieties, data journalist David McCandless transforms abstract information into engaging visuals.
While data visualization can seem like a modern design focus, it really has its roots in the High Middle Ages when a sudden rise in information and population resulted in the need to convey ideas in an accessible way.
At about the same time Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock was losing himself to depression, Matisse’s longterm relationship with his wife was unwinding, and when Mondrian was discovering Cubism, Miró was delving into Surrealism. All these little landmarks of 10 abstract painters’ lives have been charted into infographic form, so you can contrast the timelines of what it takes to be an artist.
Did you share a quick Instagram at Ann Hamilton’s “Event of a Thread” (2012)? You were not alone. At the end of the exhibition, visitors had shared 4,640 photos.
LOS ANGELES — What on earth is Twitter talking about? It’s easy to find out: check your stream, scan some words and ta-da, you know what your friends are saying and doing.
Ah, the mysteries of the creative process. Now an infographic by Viruscomix shows its twists and turns in a labyrinthine landscape. Is it accurate?
What is so common that it can be a platform for your work? One project, Occupy George (as in Washington), has found their solution, money.
Streetsy’s Jake Dobkin took up the infographic gauntlet we threw at your feet yesterday with a smart chart about the degrees of selling out for street artists … well, we have some annotations.