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The Infographic History of the World


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Pixel pusher. Paper lover. Data geek.
Valentina D'Efilippo is a multi-disciplinary designer with an appetite for creativity and innovation - across all formats and media. After studying industrial design in Italy, she moved to London and gained a post-graduate degree in graphic design. Since then, her passion for visual communication and digital media has taken form in data visualisation, art direction, and interactive design. She has worked with a number of leading agencies contributing to award-winning campaigns for global brands looking to sell more cars, oil and beer. Valentina founded London-based Italika Design in 2011.

James Ball is a multi-award-winning data journalist working on the Guardian's investigations team. He was a core journalist on several of the newspaper's data-driven investigations, including the Reading the Riots project, its reporting on WikiLeaks' Guantanamo Bay files, and the Offshore Secrets series. Before joining the Guardian, he worked with Channel 4 Dispatches, Panorama and ITN with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and was a freelancer working for WikiLeaks during its publication of 250,000 US embassy cables. James is a lecturer on City University's Interactive and Investigative Journalism courses, and lives and works in central London.


`This new book, packed with beautifully and cleverly laid out infographics, provides a refreshing exploration of the history of the world.' Creative Review

`A new book that continues to push the field of infographics forward.' Visually

`Not only is this book a chock full of rich visuals, but the organization is an artform in itself. Small details [...] make this a delightful read from cover to cover.' Core 77

`This book does nothing less than chronicle nearly 14 billion years of Earth's history [...] all rendered in clever, topic-specific graphics.' Fast Company

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