Visual Families

Graphic Storytelling in Design and Illustration

A new visual language shows how we can collect, sort, and better understand the subjects and objects of our daily lives.

Most people who want to understand the world and manage their daily lives can’t get very far without lists. In addition to our personal to-do and shopping lists, there are published lists about everything from best sellers and endangered animals to the most popular children’s names in any given year. We categorize and arrange things in order to provide an overview or examine them in a certain light. Visual Families visualizes our penchant for sorting in playful and entertaining ways. The book presents lighthearted yet compelling work by illustrators, designers, and the creators of infographics that visually structure the stuff of our daily lives. Whether looking at pasta, poets, sneakers, birds, or whole cities, the small is classified into the big.

For the past few years, young creatives from around the world have been developing new visual storytelling techniques that have become more prominent in newspapers and magazines as well as textbooks and company reports. Now, Visual Families showcases an outstanding selection of their innovative display formats. From delicate illustrations of fish to collages of flags, from pictograms of New York City skyscrapers to symbols representing Hollywood hairstyles, the featured work represents an impressive spectrum of visual possibilities. In very different ways, all of the examples tell interesting stories with subjects that might otherwise be boring and dry and show how enjoyable arranging things can be.

Editors: Antonis Antoniou & Gestalten
Release date: August 2014
Format: 24.5 x 33 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, 208 pages
ISBN: 978-3-89955-540-0

Antonis Antoniou co-edited A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers. The book’s success inspired him to continue his visual exploration of how we understand and categorize the world in Visual Families. Antoniou is fascinated by the ways in which material things can be brought to life through immaterial visualizations. He grew up on Cyprus, where he became interested in colors and forms from an early age. When Antoniou is not obsessively designing maps and lists, he makes his living as an architect.

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Any shipping costs will be assessed during the checkout procedure and take into account the full value of goods purchased.

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For shipments to addresses within Germany, payments can be made using a bank transfer, credit card, PayPal, or via Amazon Pay.
For deliveries outside of Germany, payments can be made using a credit card, PayPal, or via Amazon Pay.

Gestalten uses a secure payment system to protect your information. More information on our security procedure is available here

SHIPPING
Once your order is processed and an order confirmation is sent, you will be able to track your shipment using the link in the order confirmation. You will also be able to track your order in your customer account.

Deliveries are usually received within 2-3 working days within Germany, the EU, and the US, and within 3-6 days otherwise.

RETURNS
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.
Most people who want to understand the world and manage their daily lives can’t get very far without lists. In addition to our personal to-do and shopping lists, there are published lists about everything from best sellers and endangered animals to the most popular children’s names in any given year. We categorize and arrange things in order to provide an overview or examine them in a certain light. Visual Families visualizes our penchant for sorting in playful and entertaining ways. The book presents lighthearted yet compelling work by illustrators, designers, and the creators of infographics that visually structure the stuff of our daily lives. Whether looking at pasta, poets, sneakers, birds, or whole cities, the small is classified into the big.

For the past few years, young creatives from around the world have been developing new visual storytelling techniques that have become more prominent in newspapers and magazines as well as textbooks and company reports. Now, Visual Families showcases an outstanding selection of their innovative display formats. From delicate illustrations of fish to collages of flags, from pictograms of New York City skyscrapers to symbols representing Hollywood hairstyles, the featured work represents an impressive spectrum of visual possibilities. In very different ways, all of the examples tell interesting stories with subjects that might otherwise be boring and dry and show how enjoyable arranging things can be.

English Graphic Design Illustration Storytelling Visual Culture

Editors Antonis Antoniou & Gestalten
Release date: August 2014
Format: 24.5 x 33 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, 208 pages
ISBN: 978-3-89955-540-0

SHIPPING COSTS
We offer free shipping for all books sent to customers within Germany and the US, and all orders over 60.00 € to customers within all other available shipping destinations.
For shipments below 60.00 € to countries in The European Union, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland a flat 10.00 € fee will be billed.

Any shipping costs will be assessed during the checkout procedure and take into account the full value of goods purchased.

PAYMENT
For shipments to addresses within Germany, payments can be made using a bank transfer, credit card, PayPal, or via Amazon Pay.
For deliveries outside of Germany, payments can be made using a credit card, PayPal, or via Amazon Pay.

Gestalten uses a secure payment system to protect your information. More information on our security procedure is available here

SHIPPING
Once your order is processed and an order confirmation is sent, you will be able to track your shipment using the link in the order confirmation. You will also be able to track your order in your customer account.

Deliveries are usually received within 2-3 working days within Germany, the EU, and the US, and within 3-6 days otherwise.

RETURNS
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.

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