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Live at the Archive: Glorious Data Graphics

with RJ Andrews

Join us for an evening of insights and delights from the world of information graphics with data storyteller RJ Andrews.

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During this hybrid (IN-PERSON and ONLINE) event, we will dive into the heart of rare, extraordinary charts and maps from across the globe to spotlight forgotten design flourishes that deserve revival.

We'll explore the stories behind these masterpieces, providing context about the unique circumstances that brought them to life. Along the way, we will marvel at the incredible craftwork and dedication needed to pull them off.

You'll gain a newfound appreciation for the art and science of information design—and the visionary approach of its designers. You will emerge with heightened enthusiasm for new ways of sharing understanding and seeing the world.

RJ Andrews

RJ Andrews is a practicing data storyteller who helps organizations solve high-stakes problems by using visual metaphors and information graphics: charts, diagrams, and maps. He recently produced designs for The White House and MIT. RJ’s first original artwork, an elevation map of California created on an antique typewriter, was just acquired by David Rumsey Map Collection for Stanford University.

RJ’s passion is studying the history of information graphics. He published Information Graphic Visionaries, a new book series celebrating three spectacular data visualization creators: Emma Willard, Florence Nightingale, and E.J. Marey. Each volume has new writing, complete visual catalogs, and discoveries never seen by the public. The books are available from Visionary Press.

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