Vintage Infodesign [63]

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March 31, 2014  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

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With dozens of examples of information graphics found in old American magazines and newspapers, Old News Graphics is today’s tip, in this space dedicated to vintage visualization.

The site has amazing examples collected from magazines such as Popular Science, National Geographic, Scientific American, Illustrated London News, just to quote a few. It seems to be updated three to four times a month, and it’s been up since February, 2013.

Definitively, one that we’ll be keeping an eye out for, in future editions of Vintage InfoDesign. We’ll open this post with four examples found on Old News Graphics:

One Man Could Run This Ship! (1927) | Popular Science

Vintage infographic One Man Could Run This Ship! (1927)

(image: Popular Science)

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A New Guide to the Heaven (1929) | Popular Science

Vintage infographic A New Guide to the Heaven (1929)

(image: Popular Science)

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Manless system of traffic control (1928) | Popular Science

Vintage infographic illustration Manless system of traffic control (1928)

(image: Popular Science)

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Flyers Open the World’s Ice Box (1929) | Popular Science

Vintage infographic Flyers Open the World’s Ice Box (1929) | Popular Science

(image: Popular Science)

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Analogous scale of sounds and colours (1817) | George Field

Vintage infographic Analogous scale of sounds and colours (1817)

(image: George Field)

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Plan of San Francisco of Quito (1910)

Vintage infographic Plan of San Francisco of Quito (1910)

(image: Plan of San Francisco of Quito (1910))

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Comparison Chart of Non-Commissioned Grades and Ratings of the Armed Forces (1945) | Army Information Branch

Vintage infographic illustration Comparison Chart of Non-Commissioned Grades and Ratings of the Armed Forces (1945) | Army Information Branch

(image: Army Information Branch)

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Map of France as a Ship (1796) | Whatman

Vintage infographic Map of France as a Ship (1796) | Whatman

(image: Whatman)

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Diagram of Zodiac Symbols (c1320) | Opicinus de Canistris

Vintage infographic Diagram of Zodiac Symbols (c1320) | Opicinus de Canistris

(image: Opicinus de Canistris)

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Barbaria (1619) | Jodocus Hondius

Vintage infographic illustration Barbaria (1619) | Jodocus Hondius

(image: Jodocus Hondius)

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USSR (1941) | Fortune Magazine

Vintage infographic illustration Map USSR (1941) | Fortune Magazine

(image: Fortune Magazine)

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Horse Ballet (c1630) | Stefano della Bella

Vintage infographic Horse Ballet (c1630) | Stefano della Bella

(image: Stefano della Bella)

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The Man of Commerce (c1889) | Augustus F. McKay

Vintage infographic The Man of Commerce (c1889) | Augustus F. McKay

(image: Augustus F. McKay)

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US Air Industry (1941) | Fortune Magazine

Vintage infographic US Air Industry (1941) | Fortune Magazine

(image: Fortune Magazine)

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Map of Africa (1852) | Victor Levasseur

Vintage infographic Map of Africa (1852) | Victor Levasseur

(image: Victor Levasseur)

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Plan of Nikolayev (1910)

Vintage infographic illustration Plan of Nikolayev (1910)

(image: Plan of Nikolayev (1910))

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That’s it for today’s round-up! We’ll be back next week with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams, but until then, enjoy our Pinterest board, where we’re posting all of these visual goodies.

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