List of Physical Visualizations
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2020 – I am a Book. I am a Portal to the Universe.

Cover of 'I am a book. I am a portal to the universe.' by Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick CMYK gradient spread from 'I am a book. I am a portal to the universe.' Exploding stars spread from 'I am a book. I am a portal to the universe.'

All-ages book by Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick. Each of the book's dimensions – from its height, weight and volume to the loudness of the sound made when it is slammed shut – embodies a fact or measurement about the universe on a 1:1 scale.

Hello. I am a book.
But I’m also a portal to the universe.

I have 112 pages, measuring 20cm high and wide. I weigh 450g. And I have the power to show you the wonders of the world.

I'm different to any other book around today. I am not a book of infographics. I'm an informative, interactive experience, in which the data can be touched, felt and understood, with every measurement represented on a 1:1 scale. How long is an anteater’s tongue? How tiny is the DNA in your cells? How fast is gold mined? How loud is the sun? And how many stars have been born and exploded in the time you’ve taken to read this sentence?

Using all the elements that make a book, well, a book in a completely original way, I blend playful design and data storytelling to introduce scientific concepts to a broad, all-ages readership. 

Source: Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick,

Added by: Miriam Quick. Category: Uncertain  Tags: book, design, print, typography