26 October 2005

Charting a course for the soul

Clarence Larkin's charts are fascinating examples of information design. Charles Larkin was a preacher who spent three years of his life visualizing his understanding of biblical themes.

No one would dispute that the Christian bible is exceedingly complex, and famously subject to interpretation.

But Clarence Larkin's visualizations -- whether you agree or disagree with their contents -- are a joy to explore.

Larkin was a mechanical engineer, professional draftsman, teacher and manufacturer, and all of those disciplines shine through in the intricate detail, logic and aesthetics by which the images are constructed.

As the founder of a company that strives to convey more than just the facts -- to go beyond data to convey rich context and true meaning, it's not hard to recognize an artist at work.

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