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Jonathan Corum

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Posted by Gestalten—02/2014

Jonathan Corum, the graphics editor for Science at the New York Times, designs print and interactive graphics with a decisive focus on clarity, simplicity, and elegance, translating detailed data into something widely understood.

Last fall, we hosted a two-day workshop with this true master where we learned more about the understated fundamentals of information design. In this video, Corum explains how he integrates “art and annotation” to create a unified visual story and tell us how the NYT developed a serious comic to answer the question: “What is the Higgs?”

For greater insight into Corum’s work, pick up a copy of A Life in Illustration, in which he is extensively profiled, as well as our books on information design including Data Flow 2, and Visual Storytelling.

Video Credits

A production by Gestalten | Jonathan Corum (www.13pt.com) | Script & Direction: Ole Wagner | Camera & Editor: Antrid Gleichmann | Location: Berlin | Music: Hundreds and Thousands by Fujiya & Miyagi & Spanish Song by Kid 606 | Copyright 2014 Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH und Co. KG