Ben Fry on Mark Lombardi

Info design superstar Ben Fry has posted an interesting overview of Mark Lombardi’s work and its relevance to information visualization. I like the thrust of Fry’s last argument: thoughtful, critical-thinking through visualization is lacking in too much contemporary information design. New tools make it easy to gather huge amounts of data, sift through it and project it in graphically seductive formats. But too many of these visualizations don’t involve an analytical, iterative process of examining the data itself and articulating a larger argument or narrative.

Check out the richly-illustrated article here:



2 thoughts on “Ben Fry on Mark Lombardi

  1. Let’s ask him to come to our office for a presentation and chit-chat. He’ll like the evidence of our graphic thinking around the office and we may have a collaborative opportunity or two for him.

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