Posted by Scott

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Some more brilliant covers from N+M (Naturwissenschaft und Medizin) Magazine. They were designed by Erwin Poell in the late 60’s. These are such incredible examples, not only are they beautiful, but they are no doubt conveying some extremely complex concepts through information design.  There is apparently a book covering Poell’s work (via Thingstolookat):

Title: Entwürfe für den Alltag. Typografie, Grafik-Design, Art Direction
Author: Erwin Pœll
Year: 1992
Publisher: Birkhäuser Verlag Basel
ISBN: 3-7643-2758-8

Also check out Things To Look At’s article on Poell and the N+M covers.

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Alex / HeadUp says:

July 25, 2008 at 7:19 am

Very nice, that second one looks like it may have been Jimmy Turrel’s inspiration for that one piece you posted a while back.

It’s interesting to see how far information design and data visualization has come over the past 50 years or so, but even more interesting is how little it’s changed…