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Raw Data

Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks

Steven Heller, Rick Landers

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A detailed look at the creative and analytical process of visualizing complex data, shown in works by over seventy international designers

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Now that huge amounts of information can be gathered and processed with ever-greater speed, graphic designers and illustrators are playing a crucial role in explaining what all the collected data really means and how we can make sense of it to improve our personal and professional lives. More than just a survey of finished work, Raw Data gets behind the final image to reveal how a stack of numbers can be transformed into a beautiful image rich with meaning and explanation.

Among the international practices included are those who have been leading the way in the infographics revolution, along with a new generation of designers only just emerging from university.

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'The book takes you straight into the pages of the designers' sketchbooks. '
Design Week

'A peek at cognition’s wider shores … [a] splendid compilation'

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 29.7 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 352 pp

Illustrations: 639

Publication date: 6 October 2014

ISBN: 9780500517451

About the Author

Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author programme at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is the author of many books, including Stencil Type, Graphic, Typography Sketchbooks, New Ornamental Type and New Vintage Type, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Rick Landers is founding partner and co-creative director of graphic design studio Landers Miller Design.