French cartographer Jacques Bertin died in Paris on May 3rd. This news has been out on a few English-language lists, but I otherwise hadn’t seen it mentioned, so thought I’d note it here. Bertin’s Semiologie and seven visual variables greatly influenced cartographic and graphic design theory and education over the last 40 years. [...]
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Many aspiring social cartographers of the last few decades (including myself) drew inspiration from the legend of William Wheeler Bunge, Jr. Unfortunately, little information about this geographic and cartographic pioneer exists online. Below’s a biography of the radical cartographer and anti-academic, “Wild Bill” Bunge.
There are unfortunately few sources of biographical information on William Bunge. [...]