“An Unused Esperanto”: Internationalism and Pictographic Design, 1930–70

  title={“An Unused Esperanto”: Internationalism and Pictographic Design, 1930–70},
  author={Keith Bresnahan},
  journal={Design and Culture},
  pages={24 - 5}
ABSTRACT The decades surrounding the Second World War saw an intense wave of interest in pictographic communication, with social scientists and graphic designers promoting the potential of universal pictographic “language” to bring about international understanding and co-operation. This article explores the historical relationship between pictographic design and internationalist politics in this era through the work of Rudolf Modley, a pioneering designer of information graphics whose career… 
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