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Famous Lives in Minimalist Pictogram Flowcharts: From Darth Vader to Jesus

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From the guillotine to lightsabers, or what vintage visual language has to do with pop culture.

UPDATE: The project is now a book.

From Milan-based creative agency H-57 comes this brilliant series of minimalist pictogram posters for the life-and-times of famous characters, both fictional and historical, from Darth Vader to Marie Antoinette to Jesus — part Isotype, part Everything Explained Through Flowcharts, part something entirely and ingeniously its own.

Somewhere, Otto Neurath is rolling in his grave — hard to tell whether he’s laughing or crying.

via First Floor Under

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