Making a Flow Chart the Hard Way

Curator: Alicia Cheng and Sarah Gephart
date: November 6, 2014
Categories: Information Design
Tags: infographics
Willard Brinton, Graphic Methods for Presenting Facts, 1939

We first discovered this book in the dusty stacks of the Sterling Memorial Library. The first American book on graphic techniques for businesses, this volume includes stellar examples of how to display quantitative information that still hold up today.

This spread shows how to make a flow chart using a device that sets 1,000 strips of paper on edge to represent 100%. Using clamps and spacers, adjust the chart to represent your quantities, then take your handy photostat and start shooting. Easy, peasy.

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