INFORMATION GRAPHICS JACKET
We’re not supposed to, but we do judge books by their covers and at Taschen, they don’t stop until they find the perfect one. With Information Graphics, the book itself had been designed and eagerly awaited production, but the jacket design just wasn’t quite right by Mr. Taschen’s standards.
Working with the art director and a few sketches of what felt “warmer,” I put together a few ideas utilizing some of the favorite graphics featured in the book. The winner? A truly amazing illustration of “The State of the Web Mapped Onto Tokyo’s Metro System” fit (and slightly manipulated) to scale, gussied up with some silver foil lettering to boot.
Art direction by Josh Baker. Illustrations by Information Architects, Sam Potts, Catalogtree, Stefanie Posavec, Jonathan Harris/Sep Kamvar (L–R respectively).
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