Encyclopedias & Fear of Density

2024 Article
While regular books tended to be one-time reads for me – once I got the story, that was it – encyclopedias held a different allure. I found myself picking them up regularly, flipping to a random page, and getting lost for hours. Another weakness of mine was illustrated atlases. Now that I reflect on it, it feels like my first encounter with graphic design, even though I didn't really know what graphic design was back then. The way information was laid out and presented felt utterly captivating and almost magical.

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