images vs. words: Neurath’s isotypes
July 4, 2009 § Leave a comment
Michael North in his Reading 1922 has a fascinating discussion on this 1920s idea, best exemplified by Neurath’s utopia to develop a visual language that would be universal. The idea permeated cinema discussions in the 1920s by projecting cinema (silent cinema, that is) as the Esperanto of the Eye – a utopia I’ve written about here.
Chris Mullen’s site from the university of Reading has galore visual examples of isotypes in (statistical) action. Enjoy !