Blog: Information design

6 February 2023

Covid visualisations: 2023 update

Covid visualisations: 2023 update

Paul Kahn reflects upon the way Covid-19 data visualisations and reporting have changed over the past three years

In 2021, when ‘The pandemic that launched a thousand visualisations’ was published in Eye 101, there were hundreds of visualisations per week

19 December 2022

Scenography and spectacle

Scenography and spectacle

A new exhibition at the restored Battersea Power Station charts the site’s history, climaxing in a lift that takes visitors 109 metres high. By Janet South
There is a button in the great glass lift in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate…

20 September 2022

Analogue survivors

Analogue survivors

Bob Richardson’s collection of BBC-related ephemera at St Bride is a must-see
‘A Kingdom of Cardboard’, which runs until 6 January 2023 at St Bride Library, is an…

8 April 2022

The Stonehenge we deserve

The Stonehenge we deserve

Stonehenge, exhibition design, British Museum

The British Museum’s ‘World of Stonehenge’ summons up the presence of this awe-inspiring monument. By Janet South

The British Museum expands the story of the Stonehenge era and contextualises it with other European landmarks and artefacts to narrate a journey that reveals cyclical connections between people, land and sky.

8 September 2021

Year of the pictograms

Year of the pictograms

‘Tokyo 1964’ demonstrates the lasting influence of that year’s games on design for the Olympics
As this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games were nearing their end, an exhibition exploring the legacy…

3 February 2021

To share or not to share …

To share or not to share …

Designers are uniquely placed to navigate the ethical issues of our increasingly connected world. John Ridpath speaks to Clever°Franke about a speculative labelling system and Cirque du Data
Engaging the public around the topic of data (and its responsible use) has been a…

13 December 2019

Walking in a nuclear winter land

Walking in a nuclear winter land

A new book recalls a time when civil authorities urged citizens to prepare for a threat from the East. By Andrew Robertson
The book Nuclear War in the UK, already in its second printing, has been a…

10 July 2019

Books received #39

Books received #39

100 Whites; Death Wins a Goldfish; Artful Design; Scrawl: An A-Z of Famous Doodles; Unidentified Paper Object No. 3
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent weeks. Published by…

8 March 2019

Figures that don’t add up

Figures that don’t add up

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Designers Speak (Up) is challenging the male-dominated awards system. By Catherine Griffiths
A new campaign aims to address the gender imbalance in New Zealand design, writes Catherine…

5 February 2019

Books received #36

Books received #36

James Victore’s Feck Perfuction; Observe, Collect, Draw!; Brand By Hand; How To Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole
Here is a collection of self-help and ‘memoir-adjacent’ titles – all written by designers –…
 
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