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Herbert Bayer’s Book of Maps


Nate Burgos of Design Feast takes an appreciative look at the World Geo-Graphic Atlas (1953) designed by Herbert Bayer with Martin Rosenzweig, Henry Gardiner and Masato Nakagawa. Published in 1953, the book contains 2,200 diagrams, graphs, charts, and symbols about the planet:

The video is part of a new series called ‘Rare Book Feast’ about “the timeless character of books.”

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