Famous Lives in Minimalist Pictogram Flowcharts: From Darth Vader to Jesus
From the guillotine to lightsabers, or what vintage visual language has to do with pop culture.
By Maria Popova
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.
Published August 22, 2011