The Infographic History of the World // LCC Alumna Valentina D’Efilippo’s new book charts everything
London College of Communication alumna Valentina D’Efilippo recently published a book covering the entire history of the world – all 13.8 billion years of it – but not as you know it.
In The Infographic History of the World, Valentina, who studied a Postgraduate Diploma in Design for Visual Communication in 2007, explodes all of time into a visually jaw-dropping feast of facts, trends and timelines that tell you everything you’d ever want to know about the history of the world.
The book has over 100 data visualizations covering everything from the primordial soup to the technological revolution of the 21st century. A story of civilization and barbarism, of war and peace, this is history done in a new way – a beautifully designed collection of the most insightful and revealing trends that tell us what the human race has been up to, and where we’re heading.
As you can imagine in these data dizzy days people are lapping up the data viz with infographics from the book already appearing in the Guardian, who wanted to know ‘who’s leading the arms race’ and New Statesman who wondered ‘where did the colonial powers’ go to trade?’
The launch of ‘The Infographic History of the World’ takes place at The Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch on Thursday 11 July. More details here: kemistrygallery.co.uk/book-launch/
Watch a little animated teaser for the book;
The Infographic History of the World is on Amazon
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