Project developed while at Barnbrook
‘Animal. Vegetable. Mineral.’ celebrates the beauty and strangeness of early infographics, charts and ordering systems devised in an age that transformed how we see and understand nature.
The book accompanied the Making Nature exhibition at the Wellcome Collection. These images and objects range from intricate specimen illustrations, taxonomy charts, and animal distribution maps, to lavish colour dictionaries and more.
The design borrows from Victorian-era graphics and typography, particularly the technical charts and diagrams shown in the book.
Designed in collaboration with Simona Materazzini