A trio of visual catalogs celebrates the innovative figures who pioneered modern infographics

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Emma Willard, Temple of Time. Courtesy of Information Graphic Visionaries and David Rumsey Map Collection

A new set of books honors the lives and legacies of three personalities who fundamentally changed the way we communicate and organize data even today. Graphic Information Visionaries is a catalog trio dedicated to educator and entrepreneur Emma Willard, statistician and founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingale, and scientist Étienne-Jules Marey, all of whom brought insight and clarity to the modern world by conveying complex information. in a visually compelling and compelling way. Edited by Info We Trust’s RJ Andrews with art direction by Lorenzo Fanton, the series uncovers these previously overlooked stories through newly discovered graphics and landmark works paired with contextual essays and annotations.

Through a combination of atlases, wall hangings and textbook woodcut charts, Emma Willard: Story Maps explores how Willard invented new conceptions of time and ultimately defined chronology in the United States. Florence Nightingale: Mortality and Health Charts contains the persuasive conceptions of the nurses who ultimately sparked vital reforms in the English healthcare system. And the Étienne-Jules Marey volume is the first English translation of the French scientist’s founding text on data visualization, The Graphical Method, The Graphical Methodfirst published in 1885.

After the launch on May 11, Graphic Information Visionaries Already approaching its goal on Kickstarter, but you still have time to support the project.

Emma Willard, detail of 1620 map. Courtesy of Information Graphic Visionaries and David Rumsey Map Collection

Emma Willard, Perspective Sketch. Courtesy of Information Graphic Visionaries and David Rumsey Map Collection

Florence Nightingale, Diagram of Cholera by William Farr. Courtesy of Information Graphic Visionaries and The Wellcome Collection

Florence Nightingale, Mortality in Hospitals. Courtesy of Information Graphic Visionaries and The Wellcome Collection

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