Burkey Belser – designer of US- nutrition label – dies at 76

The label was introduced in 1994 in the USA and revised in 2016.

Burkey Belser designed the USA-nutrition label in 1994. It was updated in 2016.

Similar to many other iconic information design objects, Burkey Belser was never paid. The importance of these nutrition facts labels cannot be underestimated.

Obituaries appeared in the Washington Post and Davidson College on September 25. An interview was published in March 2014.

New Book: ‘Herbert Bayer’s World Geo-Graphic Atlas and Information Design at Midcentury’

A new book by Benjamin Benus.

From the publisher: ‘Between 1947 and 1953, the Austrian-born, Bauhaus-trained artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985) oversaw the design and production of the World Geo-Graphic Atlas, a landmark work of graphic design and data visualization. Benjamin Benus tells the story behind this work’s creation. Benus’s account reconstructs the working methods and intellectual exchanges through which Bayer and his circle of scientific collaborators realized this remarkable work.

Author: Benjamin Benus

A review by Steven Heller in The Daily Heller (July 31, 2023)

Published by: Rochester Institute of Technology, RIT Press.

Job: Assistant Professor of Design

Chapman University is looking for an Assistant Professor

The Design Program, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, at Chapman University in Orange County, California invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Design, beginning August 2023.

Please direct inquiries to Jeanie Randazzo, Manager, Department of Art, at randazzo@chapman.edu

Application review begins December 1 and continues until the position is filled.

Website: Wilkinson College of Arts, Chapman University in Orange County, California.

Job: Assistant professor: Information Design & Data Visualization

Northeastern University invites applications and nominations for tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of data visualization.

Ideal candidates will be accomplished designers and researchers in graphic/information design and data visualization with interest and expertise in data driven design processes.

Location: Boston Main Campus.

Dates: Applications received before January 10, 2022 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Preferred start date is for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Enrico Bertini, chair of the search committee: enrico.bertini@gmail.com.

Link: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/508570/assistant-professor-information-design-and-data-visualization

Fall foliage is seen on Centennial Common Sept. 17, 2016. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Information+ Conference postponed to 2021

Information+ has been postponed for one year, until fall 2021.

Hopefully, in the fall of 2021, a new version of the conference at Georgia Tech will be carried out with as many of the existing components as possible.

There is one positive update: the special issue of the Information Design Journal with contributions by presenters of Information+ 2018 is now finally online under an open access license: https://benjamins.com/catalog/idj.25.1

Clarity conference USA

Clarity 2020. Access for All.

September 30th – October 2nd 2020
The Watergate Hotel, Washington, USA

Clarity 2020 focuses on Access for All to include access for any person to justice systems, health-care choices, financial decisions, opportunities, technology, and much more.