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Nigel Hawtin

Pushing the boundaries between scientific accuracy and visually aesthetics

October 21, 2012

It’s a true pleasure to present  the work of Nigel Hawtin. For many of you, Nigel’s work will not come as a surprise: His name is well-known both in the infographic and the scientific communities. Working as the Graphics Editor at New Scientist magazine and Newscientist.com for the past 13 years, he is the responsible for overall graphical content, bridging (and pushing) the boundaries between scientific accuracy and visually appealing information graphics.

(image: Nigel Hawtin | New Scientist)

“After gaining a degree in scientific, medical and botanical illustration over 30 years ago I have worked for many newspapers, magazines and book publishers including The Sunday Times, The Observer, Oxford and Cambridge University Press, Harvard University and Time magazine, producing both scientific illustration as well as information graphics”, told us Nigel. The work produced during his career achieved international recognition in 2009, when he was awarded a Malofiej bronze medal for a feature portfolio.

Enjoy this brief sample of Nigel’s work:

Companion planting | New Scientist

(infographic: Nigel Hawtin | New Scientist)

Flu | New Scientist

(infographic: Nigel Hawtin | New Scientist)

LHC | New Scientist

(infographic: Nigel Hawtin | New Scientist)

Nanocar | New Scientist

(infographic: Nigel Hawtin | New Scientist)

Neutrino speed trial | New Scientist

(infographic: Nigel Hawtin | New Scientist)

Nuclear waste | New Scientist

(infographic: Nigel Hawtin | New Scientist)

Reactor of the Fuiture | New Scientist

(infographic: Nigel Hawtin | New Scientist)

Signs of Life | New Scientist

(infographic: Nigel Hawtin | New Scientist)

Space Station | New Scientist

(infographic: Nigel Hawtin | New Scientist)

Stem cell wars | New Scientist

(infographic: Nigel Hawtin | New Scientist)

You should definitively explore Nigel’s Flickr profile, where many of his illustrations and information designs are available. And we’ll see you soon, with another Portfolio of the Week!

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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