April 9th I will give a lecture about pictogram history at AKV|St. Joost / Avans University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch. It is a part of an afternoon organised by the Research Group Visual Rhetoric of which I am a member, and is dedicated to visual information design. Also dataviz agency CleverFranke and the infographics agency Schwandt Infographics will be giving lectures. Continue reading
On 27th October Bakker lectures for the Information Design Association (London) on Icograda and the development of pictograms. Usually the development of pictogram systems in the nineteen sixties is associated with the designers of the Olympics and World Exhibitions pictograms. The contribution of other individuals and organisations like for example the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda) has hardly been explored. Continue reading
The research group ‘Visual Rhetoric’ at St. Joost (Breda) publishes an extensive series of readers about visual design. Each reader is compiled by a subject matter specialist. Wibo Bakker made the reader about Pictograms. He selected and annotated (in Dutch) five articles that serve as an introduction to this field. St. Joost sells the reader for a small price. Due to copyright regulations it is only available to students of Dutch colleges.