Infographics have gotten much popularity lately but essentially they are products of information design and have been used for a very long time to help people understand complex or raw information. A true inforgraphic doesn’t simply add pictures to words or summarize articles, it should be a visualization of information that’s hard to comprehend on it’s own. Today I stumbled upon some very old and very beautiful true infographics illustrating Black History.
The three colored versions are available in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. The black and white versions have been compiled for a reconstruction of The exhibit of American Negro by professor Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. of School of Education, University of Miami which was originally produced by W. E. B. DuBois, Thomas Calloway and the Historic Black Colleges for the Paris 1900 International Exposition.
Found Via All My Eyes