A Brief history of isotype

June 9, 2020 - All

INTRODUCTION ISOTYPE (International System of TYpographic Picture Education) was developed in 1924 as a universal picture language with the purpose of educating the public on social statistics in charts using multiples of same-size icons to represent quantitative information (as opposed to bar or line graphs). Otto Neurath, Austrian social scientist, economist, philosopher, and theorist behind…

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