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ISOTYPE at the V&A

I spent a couple of days in London last week and took the opportunity to visit the V&A, which is currently hosting an exhibition about ISOTYPE. 
The International System of TYpographic Picture Education was developed in the 1930s as a way of visualising information and can be seen as the forerunner of the information graphics we're used to seeing today.
One of the most interesting graphics for me was a 1950 diagram of the organisation of the NHS - it shows a surprising number of health services under the control of local borough councils, including what might be regarded as public health. Plus ├ža change. B

Posted by Brian 16.3.11 [ page link ]


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