Vintage Infodesign [5]

Time to take a journey into the past of information design

February 4, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

As we welcome another fresh week, it’s time to take a journey into the past of information design, with our regular selection of vintage maps, charts and graphs. It’s now been over a month since we launched this series of posts and the feedback has been great, so thank you!

Besides gathering these examples of ancient data visualization, we also try to feature interesting links to posts, websites and galleries focused on this topic. Last week, popular website Brainpickings posted the works from Edward Livingston Youmans (1821-1887), and it’s worth the read.

Here’s our selection:

 

How you may live and travel in the city of 1950 (c.1925) | Popular Science Monthly

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How you may live and travel in the city of 1950 (c.1925)

(image:Popular Science Monthly, c.1925 )

(Via Retronaut)

World’s Coal Production (1920) | The World Book

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic World's Coal Production (1920)

(image:The World Book, 1920 )

(Via Eric Fischer on Flickr)

The Miracle of the Bar Bells (1952) | Mechanix Illustrated

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Miracle of the Bar Bells (1952)

(image:Mechanix Illustrated,1952  )

(Via Modern Mechanix)

Plan of the Solar System (1835) | F.J. Huntington

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Plan of the Solar System (1835)

(image:F.J. Huntington, 1835)

(Via William Creswell on Flickr)

Chemistry of Combustion and Illumination (1854) | Edward Livingston Youmans

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Chemistry of Combustion and Illumination (1854)

(image:Edward Livingston Youmans, 1854 )

(Via Brainpickings)

Volvox minor (1883) | Arnold and Carolina Dodel-Port

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Volvox minor (1883)

(image:Arnold and Carolina Dodel-Port, 1883 )

(Via BibliOdissey)

Space: The Architecture of the Universe (1962) | Gottfried Honegger

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Space The Architecture of the Universe (1962)

(image:Gottfried Honegger, 1962 )

(Via Aqua Velvet)

The Olympic games (1908) | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 1908 olympics games

(image:The Guardian, 1908 )

(Via The Guardian Data Blog)

Mississippi Map (c.1878) | Encyclopedia Britannica

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Mississippi Map (c.1878)

(image:Encyclopedia Britannica,c.1878  )

(Via Andy Brill on Flickr)

The Human Body (1959) | Cornelius De Witt

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic

(image:Cornelius De Witt,1959  )

(Via krakencrafts on Flickr)

 

And last week’s featured works:

 

Map of predominating sex (1872) | Francis Amasa Walker

Vintage InfographicMap of predominating sex (1872)

(image:Francis Amasa Walker ,1872)

(Via Mapping the Nation)

Aviation in Perspective (1917) | S. W. Clatworthy

Vintage Infographic Aviation in Perspective (1917)

(image:S. W. Clatworthy,1917 )

(Via Prafulla)

United States and Great Britain in the World (1946) | P. Sargant Florence and Lella Secor Florence

Vintage Infographic United States and Great Britain in the World (1946)

(image:P. Sargant Florence and Lella Secor Florence,1946 )

(Via Brainpickings)

Rise of agricultural production, 1956-1960 (1982)

Vintage Infographic Rise of agricultural production

(image:Rise of agricultural production,1956-1960 )

(Via Ripetungi)

Mobile Pill-Box Fortress Mounts Two Six-Inch Guns (1940) | Popular Science

Vintage Infographic Mobile Pill-Box Fortress Mounts Two Six-Inch Guns (1940)

(image: Popular Science,1940)

(Via Modern Mechanix)

Magellanica (1616) | Petrus Bertius

Vintage Infographic Magellanica (1616)

(image:Petrus Bertius,1616 )

(Via Strange Maps)

The Moon’s Phases (c. 1840s) | Charles F Blunt

Vintage Infographic The Moon's Phases (c. 1840s)

(image:Charles F Blunt,c. 1840s )

(Via BibliOdissey)

Space Patrol (1851) | Frank Tinsley

Vintage Infographic Space Patrol (1851)

(image:Frank Tinsley, 1851 )

 

(Via James Vaughan on Flickr)

The House of Lords (1848) | The Guardian

Vintage Infographic 1948 Lords

(image:The Guardian, 1848)

(Via The Guardian Data Blog)

 

We’ll be back next week with another selection of vintage visualizations. Until then, keep following our posts here on Visual Loop.

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