Recent writing on Isotype

August 2022

Members of the 'Isotype revisited' project team continue to research and write about Isotype and those involved in the work.

Christopher Burke and Günther Sandner, Marie Reidemeister and Otto Neurath: interwoven lives and work, The European Journal of Life Writing, vol. XI (2022), WG103-WG129.

In the context of the 'Vienna Method of Pictorial Statistics', Isotype, and Marie Reidemeister (Neurath), this article explores the challenges faced by female surviving partners who have worked intensively with their spouses for a long time and later work on their legacy.

Christopher Burke and Wim Jansen, Soft propaganda, special relationships, and a new democracy: Adprint and Isotype, 1942-1948. Amsterdam: De Buitenkant, 2022.

During the Second World War, the Isotype Institute worked with the book packager Adprint to produce books sponsored by the Ministry of Information, providing cultural information that might be called 'soft propaganda'. This richly illustrated edition examines these publications and their background in detail.

Eric Kindel, 'When things are equal all over the world the symbols can be the same': Isotype in West Africa, InfoDesign - Revista Brasileira De Design Da Informação, vol.19, no.2 (2022).

A study of work undertaken by the Isotype Institute in British colonial West Africa in the 1950s, with an addendum that situates the work within a broader context of development in Britain's West African colonies after the Second World War.


Information in time and place

Eric Kindel |

From hieroglyphics to Isotype, book launch remarks

Burke, Kindel, Kinross |

'Isotype revisited'

Isotype revisited |

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