Vintage Infodesign [8]

Showcase of graphics, charts and diagrams made without any software

February 25, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

As usual, we kick-off the week here on Visual Loop with a selection of vintage maps, diagrams and charts, trying to through out there a bit of inspiration for modern data visualization designers. Also, we usually leave some recommendations of articles, resources and news related to this topic, and today’s pick goes to the io9′s article showing vintage science art from the backs of books in LIFE Magazine’s Science Library, published throughout the 1960s by Time Inc. Worth checking.

Here’s this week’s selection:

 

Chinese Astronomy Map (1722) | Lü Weifan

Vintage Infographic Chinese Astronomy Map (1722)

(image:Lü Weifan, 1722 )

(Via Big Map Blog)

How a modern Brewery operates (1948) | Frank Soltesz

Vintage Infographic How a modern Brewery operates (1948)

(image:Frank Soltesz, 1948 )

(Via Vintage Ads)

Tree of Virtues (c.1100) | Conrad of Hirsau

Vintage Infographic Tree of Virtues (c.1100)

(image:Conrad of Hirsau,c.1100  )

(Via Walters Art Museum on Flickr)

Cosmographia World Map (1482) | Claudius Ptolemy

Vintage Infographic Cosmographia World Map (1482)

(image:Claudius Ptolemy, 1482 )

(Via Sci Maps)

Revelation chart (c.1925) | Frederick W. Childe

Vintage Infographic Revelation chart (c.1925)

(image:Frederick W. Childe, c.1925 )

(Via Old Time Religion)

Modern Papoose (1945) | Mechanix Illustrated

Vintage Infographic Modern Papoose (1945)

(image:Mechanix Illustrated, 1945 )

(Via Modern Mechanix)

The war and taxation (1940) | The Guardian

Vintage Infographic The war and taxation (1940)

(image:The Guardian, 1940 )

(Via The Guardian Data Blog)

A Tale of Three Maps (1944) | Fortune

Vintage Infographic A Tale of Three Maps (1944)

(image:Fortune, 1944 )

(Via Duke University)

Mappa mundi Borgia or Tavola di Velletri (1722)

Vintage Infographic Mappa mundi Borgia or Tavola di Velletri (1722)

(image: Mappa mundi Borgia or Tavola di Velletri (1722) )

(Via petrus.agricola on Flickr)

Sectional view of the Torus space station (1975) | NASA

Vintage Infographic Sectional view of the Torus space station (1975)

(image:NASA, 1975 )

(Via Exonauts)

 

And in case you missed last week’s featured works:

 

Drivers, Cars an Fuel in Portugal (1935) | Junta Autónoma das Estradas

Condutores em 1935, infográfico da Junta Autónoma das Estradas

(image: Junta Autónoma das Estradas, 1935)

Average number of workers (1947) | Junta Autónoma das Estradas

Média trabalhador, infográfico da Junta Autónoma das Estradas

(image: Junta Autónoma das Estradas, 1947)

Traffic in Portugal (1947) | Junta Autónoma das Estradas

Trânsito em Portugal, infográfico da Junta Autónoma das Estradas

(image: Junta Autónoma das Estradas, 1947)

A New Map of the Whole World with the Trade Winds According to the Latest and Most Exact Observations (1736) | Herman Moll

Vintage Infographic A New Map of the Whole World with the Trade Winds According to the Latest and Most Exact Observations (1736)

(image:Herman Moll, 1736 )

(Via Sci Maps)

VW 1200/1300 (c.1970)

Vintage Infographic VW 1200 1300 (c.1970)

(image:VW 1200/1300 (c.1970) )

(Via prof. Michael Stoll on Flickr)

World Mountains and Rivers Map (1864) | Alvin Johnson

Vintage Infographic World Mountains and Rivers Map (1864)

(image:Alvin Johnson,1864 )

(Via Wikimedia)

Phonograph-Aquarium (1954) | Mechanix Illustrated

Vintage Infographic Phonograph-Aquarium (1954)

(image:Mechanix Illustrated, 1954 )

(Via Modern Mechanix)

The Art of Shaving (1846) | Professor Legrand

Vintage Infographic The Art of Shaving (1846)

(image:Professor Legrand, 1846 )

(Via Paul K on Flickr)

Transformation of the socialist system into a decisive factor of world development (c. 1960)

Vintage Infographic Transformation of the socialist system into a decisive factor of world development (c. 1960)

(image: Transformation of the socialist system into a decisive factor of world development (c. 1960) )

(Via Duke University Libraries and Ripetungi)

Measure chart (c.1920) | J.C. Savage

Vintage Infographic Measure chart (c.1920)

(image: J.C. Savage,c.1920 )

(Via Papergreat)

A Korean World Map (c.1800) | Chonhado/World Atlas

Vintage Infographic A Korean World Map (c.1800)

(image:Chonhado/World Atlas, c.1800 )

(Via British Library)

Snoqualmie power plant (c.1900) | Alfred D. Bowen

Vintage Infographic Snoqualmie power plant (c.1900)

(image:Alfred D. Bowen, c.1900 )

(Via Wikipedia)

 

We’ll be back next week with another selection of vintage visualizations. Until then, keep following our daily updates here on Visual Loop, and if you came across some old map, chart of graph, send it to us and we’ll be sure to add it to our weekly selection.

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