The Iranian Internet

An Infographic by Maral Pourkazemi
Posted by Lucas—02/2013

“Design is my conviction and my religion,” says Iranian designer Maral Pourkazemi. For her master thesis project “The Iranian Internet” at the University of Applied Science in Potsdam, she created a beautiful infographic which contains six content panels to explain the complexity of online censorship in Iran. Including information on the general Internet usage, Iran's national web project, namely the “Halal” Internet and its evasion, the Iranian blogosphere, the cyber police, criminal hackers, and the systems of governance, the six panels decipher the Iranian Internet between freedom and isolation. This thesis has become a much talked about design activist project. Gestalten.tv sat down with Maral Pourkazemi to talk about her infographic vision and how she has made an ugly topic accessible through visual storytelling.

Visual Storytelling

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
Visualizing information in the most elegant, entertaining, and informative ways.
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Data Flow 2

Visualizing Information in Graphic Design
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
Information graphics at their best.
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Data Flow

Visualising Information in Graphic Design
Posted by Gestalten—05/2013
Documents the expansive scope of innovative possibilities in visualising data and information.
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Informotion

Animated Infographics
Posted by Gestalten—08/2013
The first reference book on the fundamentals of animated information graphics.
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Data Flow

Interview with Nicolas Bourquin and Thibaud Tissot
Posted by Gestalten—09/2008

Visualising information may not be making headlines today, but it surely will tomorrow in graphic design and everywhere else since more and more information is being visualised.

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Francesco Franchi

On Visual Storytelling and New Languages in Journalism
Posted by Gestalten—02/2012

Francesco Franchi is the art director for IL-Intelligence in Lifestyle, the monthly magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE, Italy’s leading financial daily.

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The New York Times

All The News Thats Fit To Post
Posted by Lina Kunimoto—07/2010

They've won countless awards for their graphic work, but now it's time to dive behind what makes America's most venerated general interest newspaper stand a world apart.

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Christoph Niemann

Visual Reduction
Posted by Gestalten—02/2010

The visualization of data is the graphic designer's core business.

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Berlin Wonderland

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