Review: W.E.B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits

The Library of Congress holds a collection of hand-drawn infographics about the life and progress of the African-American population. The series was prepared by the sociologist and civil-rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois with a group of his students and alumni for the Paris World Fair in 1900. A stunning new book from Princeton Architectural Press…

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The Forgotten Maps of Minard

This article is outdated. In 2018, my book on Minard’s work and legacy was published by Princeton Architectural Press. It contains lots of new insights and features — piece by piece — all statistical maps by the hand of Minard that have survived to this day. In the ever growing field of information visualisation, there…

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