Typography meets astronomy in 16th century books like the Astronomicum Caesareum.
It is arguably the most typographically impressive scientific manual of the sixteenth century. Owen Gingerich claimed it, “the most spectacular contribution of the book-maker’s art to sixteenth-century science.”
Liberally licensed SVG illustrations by Katerina Limpitsouni with customisable colour schemes.
Dave has redesigned his site. Now it’s extra Dave-y.
Well, this is simply delightful.
Jon’s been drawing a lunch note for his daughter every day since she was four years old. They are somewhat puntastic.
Improbable Botany is a brand-new science fiction anthology about alien plant conquests, fantastical ecosystems, benevolent dictatorships and techno-utopias.
This is the book plants don’t want you to read…
The illustrations look beautiful too.
I love the way Guillaume Kurkdjian uses animation here to demonstrate how these gadgets from the ’90s would work.
An illustrated history of digital iconography.
Jessman5 on Twitter: “I made a poster from @adactio’s talk about Resilience. :) This took me way too long…”
I love this illustration that Jess made of my Resilience talk at the Render conference.
A superb illustration of why playing the numbers game and dismissing even a small percentage of your potential audience could be disastrous.
Dividing the world in two.
Beautiful visualisations of science and nature.
Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree.
Wonderfully creative use of CSS gradients, borders, box-shadows, and generated content.
If you picked up the Guardian this weekend, you’ll have seen some brilliant work by Kyle on the cover (and inside) the magazine section.
Lovely little graphics inspired by New York architecture.
A really nice piece on Robert McCall, who was artist-in-residence at NASA and worked as conceptual artist on Kubrick and Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Kyle’s new site is looking lovely and responsive (thanks to Josh). But mostly it just gets out of the way so you can take in his truly amazing work.