Dates for Math Lovers

If you ever find yourself making wishes when the clock hits 11:11 or 12:34, you may want to take notice of 13 December 2014 (12/13/14), as it’s the last sequential calendar date of the 21st century. After that, we’ll have to wait another 89 years until we can revel in the nonsensical wonder of the next sequential occurrence on 2 January 2103. Luckily, Smithsonian Magazine …

Marion Bataille’s “Numero”

A three-dimensional approach to counting in an alluring pop-up book of integers

Part entertaining pop-up book for young numerophiles, part creative dissection of numbers’ visually symbolic values, Marion Bataille’s forthcoming book “Numero” breaks down the world’s most basic integers with each turn of the page. A New York Times best-selling author and illustrator for Paris’ Pompidou Museum, Bataille’s three-dimensional approach to counting reveals numbers in an architectural form, and is printed on thick cardstock to ensure curious …

Numbers in Graphic Design

Roger Fawcett-Tang's numerical sourcebook

A British graphic designer and founder of Struktur Design, Roger Fawcett-Tang brings us “Numbers in Graphic Design,” a new sourcebook for dealing with information-heavy design. The practical guide surveys one of the more fascinating players in graphic design, and one that isn’t limited by linguistic or cultural boundaries. Essentially, the book is about putting an end to the corporate pie chart and exposing methods of …