Beeldstatistiek: Peter Alma

In 2010 Wim Jansen began a search for and study of the infographics created by Peter Alma, best known for his work as a painter and graphic designer. In the 1930s, Alma worked in Otto Neurath’s museum in Vienna, and also in its affiliates in Moscow and Kharkiv. Upon returning to the Netherlands, he started his own office and developed infographics for the city of Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, and the Dutch Union of Government Workers, among others. The symbols were printed as linocuts and of extremely high quality. (Not to brag.) Here they all are, collected as sixty-eight loose prints. Although any text (and the accompanying 88-page book) is all in Dutch, the thing about these graphics is that they are meant to be universal. This is the visual display of quantitative information for everyone—regardless of whether or not they can read Dutch. A tremendous teaching resource and a good example for kids to see how one can communicate more with less.
  • Author: Wim Jansen
  • Size: 8.5 × 12.5 inches
  • Pages: 68 loose prints + 88-page book
  • Language: Dutch (with English summary)
  • Binding: Corrugated box holding loose prints + softcover book
  • Publisher: De Buitenkant, 2014