The Infographic History of the World is a new book that continues to push the field of infographics forward. With beautiful printing and meaningful graphics, Valentina D’Efilippo has done a wonderful job of showing the history of the world.
Being a designer, I usually find it easier to present stories or ideas with scribbles, rather than simply trying to explain them with words. Often, complex stories are more easily communicated, understood and, ultimately, remembered, when they take visual form.
Aside from data and words, infographics use images and graphical representations. Those key elements – images, words and numbers – operate as a system for simplifying information, revealing new patterns, and producing new knowledge in various fields. In fact, they might not have always been called “infographics,” but info/data-based visualizations have always been around.
So, when the book’s editor, Craig Adams approached me with... keep reading