jueves, 30 de diciembre de 2010

GRAPHICS: Best2010, Eyjafjällajokull


Peligro de las cenizas
David Alameda
Pulse aquí.

Evolución de la nube, interactivo
Pulse aquí.

Detección de cenizas volcánicas
Julián de Velasco

Evolución de la nube

Grandes explosiones volcánicas
Adolfo Arránz

Cenizas y motores
Emilio Amade, Isabel González y Maite Vaquero

GRAPHICS: Best2010, Huelga General


Interactivo, huelgas generales
Pulse aquí.

El PIB desde 1971

La reforma laboral
Luis Pérez Ortiz

Las reformas laborales en España
Yolanda Clemente

La reforma laboral
Por Jorge Arevalo

28 años de economía.
Alberto Hernández

Las huelgas generales en España
Alberto Hernández

Cómo se monta una huelga
Julián de Velasco
Suplemento Mercados

miércoles, 29 de diciembre de 2010

MAPS: GlobCover, ESA

El nuevo mapa de la Agencia Espacial Europea.

21 December 2010
ESA’s 2009 global land cover map has been released and is now available to the public online from the ‘GlobCover’ website. GlobCover 2009 proves the sharpest possible global land cover map can be created within a year.

The map was produced using 12 months of data from Envisat’s Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer at a resolution of 300 m.
ESA and Belgium’s Université catholique de Louvain created the map using software developed by Medias France and Germany’s Brockmann Consult on data collected from 1 January to 31 December 2009. GlobCover 2009 was generated within a year of acquiring the final satellite data.

The map’s legend uses the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Land Cover Classification System.

Some 8000 people have downloaded the previous version, GlobCover 2005. These maps are useful for studying the effects of climate change, conserving biodiversity and managing natural resources.

Credits: ESA 2010 and Université Catholique de Louvain

DESIGN: Euros por Coronas, Estonia, 1 de enero de 2011

Estonia entra en la zona euro.
La nueva moneda.
Adiós corona el 15 de enero.
Vídeos sobre la entrada de Estonia.

Press Kit.

On 1 January 2011, the euro will become legal tender in Estonia, replacing the Estonian kroon at the irrevocably fixed exchange rate of €1 = EEK 15.6466.
The kroon will cease to be legal tender from 15 January 2011.

Interactivo: las fechas de entrada.

martes, 28 de diciembre de 2010

MAP GEMS: Familia Ottens, Joachim, Reiner y Joshua

JOACHIM OTTENS (Padre) 1663-1719
(1698-1750 and 1704-1765)

The family business of print and map selling was founded by Joachim Ottens but the active period of map publishing was concentrated in the years between 1720 and 1750 when the brothers, Reiner and Joshua, produced enormous collections of maps, some as large as 15 volumes. These, including copies of practically all maps available at the time, were made up to order and were magnificently coloured. Besides these specially prepared collections they also issued single-volume atlases with varying contents as well as pocket atlases.

Cartografía en venta.

Publisher: de L'ISLE, G. / OTTENS, R. / I.
Title: Hemisphere meridional pour voir plus distinctement les terres australes. . .
Published in: Amsterdam, 1740

Size: 17.6 x 17.9 inches.
44.7 x 45.4 cm.

With the imprint of the Ottens family - rare. An Antarctic map including a recounting of the discovery of an island south of the Cape of Good Hope which was named Cap de la Circoncision in 1739. A small inset map of the discovered island appears in the lower right.
This circular map show the world in an unusual way: using the Poles as the center point of hemispheres that extend to the Equator.
With a text panel in upper left corner : Nouvelles découvertes de 1739 au sud du cap de bonne Esperance par les ordre de M. de la compagnie des Indes. Dressee sur les memoires et sur la carte originale de M. Lozier Bouvet cahrge de cette expédition. Same text in Dutch in upper right corner.
Joachim Ottens (1663 - 1719) and his sons Renier and Joshua were prominent Dutch booksellers and map publishers from about 1680 to 1790. Joachim, the founder of the firm, was initially employed as a copperplate engraver by Frederick de Wit. In 1711 Joachim founded his own firm. Though Joachim died only a few years later, his sons Renier and Joshua took over the firm and presided over its most prolific period.

European Distance Chart, Reiner and Josua Ottens, c.1750
OLIOMETRIA EUROPAE MAXIME AUTEM GERMANIAE AC FINITIMORUM LOCURUM EX OFFICINA R. & J. OTTS AMST. An interesting table listing many European towns and cities plus Bethlehem.

Publisher: OTTENS, R. / I.
Title: Poliometria Europae Maxime Autem Germaniae ac Finitimorum Locorum. . .
Published in: Amsterdam, 1720
48.6 x 55.3 cm.

This unusual thematic chart shows the traveling distances from various European cities in a style that is still used in charts today.

Reiner & Josua Ottens: Carte Quirepresente Toutes Les Pieces Qui Sont Comprises Dans L'Architecture Militaire, ou L'Arte Des Fortifications . . .

Description: Scarce map showing approximately 83 smaller illustrations on all aspects of the military sciences, including methods for the construction of fortresses; artillery; sieges of cities; battles; army units, attacks from seaside etc., but Caspar Specht. The text of the legend in Dutch, text in the illustrations in French. Gorgeous old color example.

Title: Carte Quirepresente Toutes Les Pieces Qui Sont Comprises Dans L'Architecture Militaire, ou L'Arte Des Fortifications . . .
Map Maker: Reiner & Josua Ottens
Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1720

Reiner & Josua Ottens: [Wall Map of Spain & Portugal] Novissima et Accuratissima Tabula Qua Gallaeciae et Legionis Regna, Asturiarum … Regnorum Arragoniae et Navarra, Principatus Cataloniae . . .

Title: [Wall Map of Spain & Portugal] Novissima et Accuratissima Tabula Qua Gallaeciae et Legionis Regna, Asturiarum … Regnorum Arragoniae et Navarra, Principatus Cataloniae . . .

Map Maker: Reiner & Josua Ottens
Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1740


Gorgeous full color example of Luggert van Anse's 4 sheet map of Spain, Portugal and the Balaeric Islands, joined flawlessly and presented here as a wall map.

Includes a large cartouche with explanations of the political divisions of Spain and Portugal in French and Dutch, headed by coat of arms and 6 compass roses. An uncommon wall map of Spain and Portugal. Luggert van Anse was engraver for Allard, Visscher and van Keulen. This edition was published by Ottens, with additions and corrections. A spectacular example.
Price: $4,800.00

Johannes De Ram / Reiner & Josua Ottens: Regni Angliae Nova Tabula, Exhibens Principatum Walliae, & aliarum Provincia rum Civitatum, Oppidorum, una cum itineribus ab uno in aliam Civitatem

Title: Regni Angliae Nova Tabula, Exhibens Principatum Walliae, & aliarum Provincia rum Civitatum, Oppidorum, una cum itineribus ab uno in aliam Civitatem

Map Maker: Johannes De Ram / Reiner & Josua Ottens
Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1725
Size: 23 x 19.5 inches
Price: $795.00

Third state of De Ram's rare map of England, updated and corrected by Reiner & Josua Ottens.

Includes a massive Alphabetical Table of the Cities and Market-Townes on the great roads in England Y Wales, Their Latitude and Longitude and in what County they are Lying . . . Ornate cartouche and rich full color.

Totius Neobelgii nova et accuratissima Tabula
Allard, Hugo (1625 - 1691)/Ottens, Reiner (1698 - 1750) and Ottens, Joshua (1704-1765)
Librería: W. Graham Arader III gallery (New York, NY, U.S.A.)


A MAP OF NEW ENGLAND CONTAINING THE FAMOUS "RESTITUTIO" VIEW Copper-plate engraving with original hand color: plate size 181/2" x 213/4" Reference: Philip D. Burden, The Mapping of North America: A List of Printed Maps 1511-1670 (Rickmansworth, 1996), 476-477. This map is one of five that closely follows the Visscher Novii Belgii. It is a magnificent version of Hugo Allard's edition published by the Ottens brothers, after their purchase of Allard's plate in 1708, and shows the famous "Restitutio" view of New York. In 1664, the English successfully captured New Amsterdam and renamed it New York. The Dutch were entirely unable to rival the English, but for one brief episode between 1673 and 1674 when they recaptured the city and renamed it New Amsterdam. It was then that this updated version of Visscher's map was first engraved replacing the inset view of New York with what became dubbed the "Restituto" view. The inset celebrated the 'restoration' of New Amsterdam to Holland, in August 1673, by the fleet under the command of Cornelius Evertsen. The figure on the pedestal is holding a laurel of victory, while the updated glimpse at the southern tip of Manhattan shows a city that has grown significantly, and is a triumphant indication of Dutch pride in its recapture. Unlike the Visscher view, here the town is depicted from the east. On the right-hand side of the view is part of the wall that became Wall Street, with its guardhouse and gate. To its right are new settlements that were just beginning to crop up north of the wall. This view actually shows the Dutch capture of the town in progress, with soldiers marching along the quay and a cannon firing from the fort. Despite the fact that the city was returned to the British under the Treaty of Breda the following year, this map with the "Restitutio" view continued to be published for almost a century by Dutch mapmakers, perhaps for reasons of nostalgic national pride. By this time, Dutch overseas power was waning, particularly in America. This view, with its grandiose presentation of momentary triumph, played to the need for some affirmation of Dutch colonial power even in the face of overwhelming evidence to its demise

Schenk Ottens 1700 (1735) - India

MAKER Schenk/Ottens
TITLE Carte des Côtes de Malabar et de Coromandel
SIZE (hxw cms) 44.1 x 57.2
TECHNIQUE Copper engraving
VERSO blank
CONDITION The overall quality of this antique map is excellent
DESCRIPTION Reiner and Joshua Ottens' re-issue of Schenk's large map of India. Magnificent original colour.

Joachim Ottens and his sons Renier (d.1750) and Joshua (d.1765), were prominent Dutch booksellers and map publishers from about 1680 to 1790. Joachim was initially employed as a copperplate engraver by Frederick de Wit (1630-1706), but founded his own business in 1711. Although he died only a few years later, his sons Renier and Joshua took over the firm and presided over its most prolific period. The Ottens family’s most notable contribution to cartography was its enormous made-to-order multi-volume atlases such as the Atlas Major.

Reiner Ottens. Atlas maior cvm generales omnivm totius orbis regnorvm . . .Amsterdam 1729. Page 2 - Page 3 Hand-colored engraving

(son) 1698-1750

(son) 1704-1765

GRAPHICS: Best2010, Campamento Esperanza

Documentos de hoy.
Diseño de Carmelo G. Caderot.

Infografía de Javier Sicilia.

Ilustración central de Raúl Arias.

Versión de la ilustración de portada.
Raúl Arias.

Otras entradas sobre el rescate:
- RESEARCH: Mina San José, información digital
- PHOTOS: Rescate Mineros, Chile
- 3D: Cápsula de rescate, Chile
- GRAPHICS: Agosto y los mineros de Chile, La Tercera
- DESIGN: Breaking News, Chile
- GRAPHICS: Breaking News, Chile
- GRAPHICS: Los valientes de Atacama

lunes, 27 de diciembre de 2010

MAGS: Todo el año en una portada

Las portadas de Vogue España 2010

La fusión.

Vogue EEUU

Imagen compuesta con todas las portadas del año superpuestas.

La autora, SHRUBRUB, se pregunta si todas juntas darían la imagen de la Virgen María.
(Todos los años sale más o menos la misma imagen)

Lo mismo, con Squire.





domingo, 19 de diciembre de 2010

BOOK GEMS: From Hieroglyphics To Isotye, Neurath

From Hieroglyphics To Isotye
Otto Neurath

Fantástico enlace dónde se pueden ver los trabajos de Otto Neurath, Marie Neurath (Reidemeister), Ivan Ivanitskii y Gerd Arntz.

Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft
Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut, 1930, 300 x 450 mm, (I.C. 7.1 Ges)
Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft was a monumental collection of one hundred statistical charts printed on loose leaves. Due to a generous commission from the publisher, money was no object and the Vienna team expanded by hiring outside consultants for this publication.
The chart above (no.56) is titled 'Numbers of motor vehicles in the world' (USA and rest of the world). Even if one cannot read German, the subject reveals itself through the 'speaking signs' of the automobiles, each of which represents 2.5 million vehicles. The grey/brown 'guide-picture' (as Neurath called it) at the top of the chart gives further context 'outside the root picture', in this case indicating the greater industrial development of automobile production in the USA.

'Tips for tots'
cover design for book, Otto and Marie Neurath, 1944.

Tips for tots' was a handcrafted mock-up made by the Neuraths as part of a proposal for a series of children's books sent to Max Parrish in 1944. The mock-up was accompanied by a paper written by Otto Neurath, 'Isotype books for children'. In it he compares Isotype charts with photographs: charts, he said, are a way of encouraging reasoning based on visual statements, while photographs are a way of making children familiar with the appearance of landscapes, animals, plants.
'Tips for tots' introduces Iso and Typie, two characters who had adventures in an Isotype world. This world was designed to bring Iso and Typie into contact with complex phenomena of a kind that would benefit from explanation according to Isotype principles: map-making, tornadoes, radio transmission. By 'Isotype world', Neurath meant an Isotype vocabulary: consistent symbolic forms for people, animals, houses, a restricted colour scheme and a particular way of organizing these elements. (SW)
area of research: Isotype childrens' books (Walker)

Voter registration in the Western Region of Nigeria
booklet cover, Marie Neurath / Isotype Institute, 1955, 205 x 165 mm, (I.C. 7.1, 'N')
Some of the most significant work done by the Isotype Institute as consultants to the Western Region of Nigeria involved the registration of voters, and instructions on how and where to vote. In addition to booklets produced for successive election cycles in 1956 and 1957 (above, for 1956), Isotype designed accompanying posters that encouraged participation, and identified registration offices and polling stations (below, in Yoruba: 510 × 760 mm).

Isotype 'Picture dictionary'
leaf from binder, Gerd Arntz, 1929-33, 300 x 225 mm, (I.C. 4/2)
The Isotype 'Picture dictionary' was a working reference file of all pictograms designed by Gerd Arntz. It was begun in Vienna and continually updated. Above is one of the sheets in the category 'Man', dating from the early period at the Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsmuseum in Vienna. It shows the grammatical aspect of Isotype pictogram design, in which a symbol can be qualified, or made into a kind of compound noun, by combining it with another. The symbols within the human figures here indicate different kinds of profession.

The Language of the Global Polis
Otto Neurath

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: NAi Publishers (July 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9056623508
ISBN-13: 978-9056623500
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches

Austrian sociologist Otto Neurath was a seminal Modernist figure. Much attention has been given to his achievements in the fields of graphic design and philosophy (Neurath was a member of the Vienna Circle, founder of the Museum of Society and Economy, inventor of the ISOTYPE pictorial system and champion of the Unity of Science movement), yet his involvement with urbanism and architecture has been all but ignored. From 1931 onwards, Neurath collaborated with the International Congress of Modern Architecture and its chief exponents--Cornelis van Eesteren, Sigfried Giedion, Le Corbusier and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy--to develop an international language of urban planning and design. More experimentally, throughout the 1930s a fascination with visual media led to an attempt to franchise the Museum of Society and Economy by establishing international satellite museums. This volume contains a text by curator and writer Nader Vossoughian, which offers a fresh perspective on one of the most versatile intellectuals of the twentieth century.

The Transformer: Principles of Making Isotype Charts [Paperback]
Marie Neurath (Author), Robin Kinross (Editor)

Paperback: 126 pages
Publisher: Hyphen Press; 1 edition (September 16, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0907259405
ISBN-13: 978-0907259404
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 4.9 x 0.3 inches

Isotype (International System of Typographic Picture Education) is a system of pictograms designed to communicate complex information in a nonverbal way. Developed in 1936 by a team of sociologists lead by Otto and Marie Neurath, this process of "transforming" data into visual form has strongly influenced the fields of graphic design. The Transformer: Principles of Making Isotype Charts is the first English-language primer on Isotype the foundation of the modern-day pictographic signals found in airports, train stations, highway signs, and computer interfaces. Featuring illustrated examples and essays, including a previously unpublished essay by Marie Neurath, The Transformer is a long-overdue appreciation of an important moment in the history of visual communication.

Otto Neurath: Philosophy between Science and Politics (Ideas in Context) [Paperback]
Nancy Cartwright (Author), Jordi Cat (Author), Lola Fleck (Author), Thomas E. Uebel (Author)


Paperback: 308 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (May 12, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0521041112
ISBN-13: 978-0521041119
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.6 inches