Marie Neurath and her team at the Isotype Institute transformed learning for children
See this exhibition of ground-breaking graphic design from the original “transformer” at House of Illustration. Then go deeper at a study day about Neurath and her contemporaries: pioneering women who used design to revolutionise education.
From the 1940s to the 1970s, Marie Neurath led a team of researchers, artists and writers at the Isotype Institute to produce over 80 illustrated children’s books, over half of which are dedicated to science education. At a time when most women were expected to raise children, Neurath instead set about educating them, transforming complex science into striking infographics and diagrams to be easily understood by those of all ages.
Marie Neurath: Picturing Science demonstrates this process of transformation, from early ideas for picture books, research documents and initial sketches to final page spreads and bold book covers.
This exhibition of ground-breaking graphic design at House of Illustration is part of London Design Festival. Find more info and book tickets here.