Everywhere a Sign: A Brief History of International Symbols
Olympic symbols! Article on International symbol history: "ISOTYPE" was originally for making statistics palatable via pictures. Governments then caught on to their success to help language barriers! Interesting.
Famous Lives in Minimalist Pictogram Flowcharts: From Darth Vader to Jesus
From Milan-based creative agency H-57 comes this brilliant series of minimalist pictogram posters for the life-and-times of famous characters, both fictional and historical, from Darth Vader to Marie Antoinette to Jesus — part Isotype, part Everything Explained Through Flowcharts, part something entirely and ingeniously its own.