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Vintage Infodesign [46]

Our always-inspiring journey in to data visualization history

November 18, 2013

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We’ll move out a bit from the “pure data visualization realm” in today’s quick introduction, but if you’re an old sci-fi geek like we are, you’ll appreciate this Flickr set by Frederic Barr with vintage comics & books. Most of them are covers of old magazines and comics, but you will manage to find a few cutways and diagrams hidden in the +850 images available.

Vintage comics and books on Flickr
Vintage comics and books on Flickr

There are, of course, many other users doing this type of brilliant work on Flickr. We mentioned a few of our favorite groups a couple of months ago, but they were mostly focused on information design.

For vintage comics and cartoons, we recommend these following groups – and feel free to add your favorite in the comments:

As for today’s Vintage Infodesign, here are this week’s picks:

 

Creed Crusher; a Spiritual Mill for Pulverizing Creeds (1867) | Thomas J Lewis

Vintage Infographic Creed Crusher; a Spiritual Mill for Pulverizing Creeds (1867)
(image: Thomas J Lewis)

(Via)

Map of United States Proposed National Highways System (1915) | National Highways Association

Vintage Infographic Map of United States Proposed National Highways System (1915)
(image: National Highways Association)

(Via)

Prophecies of Daniel and Revelation Compared (1927) | Clarence Larkins

Vintage Infographic Prophecies of Daniel and Revelation Compared  (1927)
(image: Clarence Larkins)

(Via)

Central vacuum system (1922) | Science and Invention

Vintage Infographic Central vacuum system (1922)
(image:Science and Invention)

(Via)

Black Sea and eastern Mediterranean (1578) | Joan Martines

Vintage Infographic Black Sea and eastern Mediterranean (1578) (image: Joan Martines)

(Via)

Denver (1881) | Thomas Bowles, John Bowles

Vintage Infographic Denver (1881)
Thomas Bowles, John Bowles

(Via)

The Hidrostatics of the Dollar (1948) | Fortune Magazine

Vintage Infographic The Hidrostatic of the Dollar (1948)
(image: Fortune Magazine)

(Via)

Langenburg und Umgebung (1578) | Heinrich Schweickher

Vintage Infographic Langenburg und Umgebung (1578)
(image: Heinrich Schweickher)

(Via)

Geological map of Yellowstone National Park (1878) | Ferdinand Hayden

Vintage Infographic  Geological map of Yellowstone National Park (1878)
(image: Ferdinand Hayden)

(Via)

The Lone Star Route (1922) | John C. Mulford

Vintage Infographic  The Lone Star Route (1922)
(image: John C. Mulford)

(Via)

Anatomy (1546) | Charles Estienne

Vintage Infographic Anatomy (1546)
(image: Charles Estienne)

(Via)

When We Build Again (1941) | Birmingham Development Plan

Vintage Infographic When We Build Again (1941)
(image: Birmingham Development Plan)

(Via)

 

We’ll be back next Monday with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams. Meanwhile, you might want to visit our Pinterest board, where we’re posting all of these examples.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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