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Plants and Their Application to Ornament (1896)

- April 25, 2019 in decoration, design, Eugène Grasset, floral, flowers, graphic design

Eugène Grasset's wonderful pictorial summation of his key ideas about natural forms and decorative motifs.

The Art of Book Covers (1820–1914)

- February 12, 2019 in aubrey beardsley, book cover illustration, book covers, graphic design, history of book covers, illustration, old book covers, printing, vintage book covers, walter crane

Selection of book covers produced during the bookbinding revolution of the 19th century and beyond.

The Art of Book Covers (1820–1914)

- February 12, 2019 in aubrey beardsley, book cover illustration, book covers, graphic design, history of book covers, illustration, old book covers, printing, vintage book covers, walter crane

Selection of book covers produced during the bookbinding revolution of the 19th century and beyond.

George Mayerle’s Eye Test Chart (ca. 1907)

- December 12, 2017 in charts, diagrams, eye charts, eyes, george mayerle, graphic design, optometry, symbols

This fantastic eye chart — measuring 22 by 28 inches with a positive version on one side and negative on the other — is the work of German optometrist and American Optometric Association member George Mayerle, who was working in San Francisco at end of the nineteenth century, just when optometry was beginning to professionalise. […]

George Mayerle’s Eye Test Chart (ca. 1907)

- December 12, 2017 in charts, diagrams, eye charts, eyes, george mayerle, graphic design, optometry, symbols

This fantastic eye chart — measuring 22 by 28 inches with a positive version on one side and negative on the other — is the work of German optometrist and American Optometric Association member George Mayerle, who was working in San Francisco at end of the nineteenth century, just when optometry was beginning to professionalise. […]

The “Salad Oil Style” of Jan Toorop

- November 21, 2017 in advertisements, art nouveau, design, graphic design, jan toorop, posters

Selection of Dutch artist Jan Toorop's distinctive works, designs featuring highly stylised figures, embedded in complex curvilinear designs, with his dynamic line showing influence from his Javanese roots.

The “Salad Oil Style” of Jan Toorop

- November 21, 2017 in advertisements, art nouveau, design, graphic design, jan toorop, posters

Selection of Dutch artist Jan Toorop's distinctive works, designs featuring highly stylised figures, embedded in complex curvilinear designs, with his dynamic line showing influence from his Javanese roots.

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Hand-Drawn Infographics of African-American Life (1900)

- February 7, 2017 in 1900 World's Fair in Paris, 19th-century infographics, african-american, charts, civil rights, data visualisation, graphic design, infographics, paris exhibition, race, sociology, The Exhibit of American Negroes, vintage infographics, W. E. B. Du Bois

Visually dazzling set of hand-drawn charts created by Du Bois, condensing an enormous amount of data on African-American life into aesthetically daring and easily digestible visualisations.