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Has a way-finding map on the corner of a busy street ever helped you figure out how to get to your destination? Perhaps a simple line graph has taught you about a complex, long-term trend. Or maybe an annual report caught your eye because of its appealing and colourful design.
At Intelligent Futures, we really appreciate strong graphic design. Good maps can help you find your way, clear graphs can help you comprehend complex data, and appealing reports can help you digest important information.
This week, we wanted to talk to someone who shares this appreciation and works at the intersection of graphic design and urban planning.
Ryan Sullivan is the Founder of Paste in Place, a design studio based in Portland, Oregon. Their design work includes data visualizations, maps and graphic design projects that describe and analyze cities.
The work from Paste in Place is always bright, clean and playful. It’s usually cartographic, and sometimes minimal. Ryan and his team effectively communicate plans, strategies, and urban change to readers in an appealing and accessible way.
- Learn more about the work at Paste in Place.
- “The Invention of ISOTYPE: How a Vintage Visual Language Paved the Way for the Infographics Age” an article by Maria Popova (Brainpickings.org)
- Cities for People by Jan Gehl
- What is Vision Zero?
- Learn more about the work we do at Intelligent Futures