Nigel Holmes: On Information Design

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Jorge Pinto Books Inc., 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 121 pages
Born 1942 in England M.A. degree in illustration from the Royal College of Art, London, 1966. He worked for Time Magazine from 1978 to 1994 in New York City as Executive Art Director: charts, covers, administration and Graphics Director his work has appeared in important magazines and publications such as American Health; American Lawyer; Amicus Journal; Attaché (USAir magazine); Details; Discover; Business 2.0 (formerly eCompanyNow) (visual columnist); Encyclopaedia Britannica; Esquire; Fortune; GQ; George Magazin; Harper's; House & Garden; How; IBM Think Magazine; Industry Standard; Information Week; Mens Health; Modern Maturity; Money; The New Yorker; New York Times; Print; Reader's Digest; Self (Contributing Editor); Sports Illustrated; Sports Illustrated for Women; Time; Time for Kids; Encyclopaedia of 20th Century; World Business. His projects include work for AARP; Apple; Associated Press; Banker's Trust; Bristol Myers Squibb; CNN.com; Escape Sailboats; Estée Lauder; Fortune Conference Division (animated films); GE Capital; Gillette; GM; IBM; Nike; The Planet Project; Random House; Sony; Time Education Program; United Healthcare; Visa. He has received various Awards such as Gold awards from the Society of Newspaper Designers, AIGA; Art Directors Club of New York; Creativity; D&AD, Silver Medal (London); DESI; Malofiej Information Graphics Awards (Silver Medal); Print Magazine; National Magazine Awards; Society of Illustrators; Society of Publication Designers He is the Author of: Designer's Guide to Creating Charts and Diagrams 1984 (Watson-Guptill, NY). Paperback, 1990 Designing Pictorial Symbols 1985 (Watson-Guptill, NY). Paperback edition, 1991 Pictorial Maps 1991 (Watson-Guptill, NY) The Best in Diagrammatic Graphics, 1994 (Quarto/Batsford, London, UK) and Wordless Diagrams, Bloomsbury Press 2005. From 1980 he annually teaches at The Stanford Professional Publishing Course, Stanford University, California and from 1983 at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St Petersburg, Florida. He also lecture extensively in the US and abroad.
 

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Contents

in the beginning
1
the origins of information graphics
11
communicating with an audience
15
humor as a tool
21
the role of truth
25
making a personal style
27
complexity and simplicity
31
the facts nothing but the facts
35
improving systems
69
information architecture
71
setting standards good and bad
75
migrating to the web
81
the most difficult job
85
information literacy
89
learning to inform
99
the future of information
105

art and journalism
37
getting the information
45
the many sides of information graphics
49
deciding a direction and getting paid too
55
flat versus dimensional
61
telling the story
65
Making an Information Graphic
109
Booklist
111
Glossary
113
About the Author
117
Index
119
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About the author (2006)

Steven Heller is senior Art Director for the New York Times & author of over seventy books on art, culture, & design. He lives in New York City.

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