Map It

To promote their new book and digital templates, by Dutch graphic designer Joost Grootens, Gestalten published the interview above detailing the contents of the book. Grootens is an expert at filtering and translating complex data into visually compelling atlases with a narrative. 

Grootens, who is program leader of the Master of Information Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven, offers up insight on how books—and atlases in particular—let us reach a better understanding of the changing world we live in by stemming the flood of images and data. Very much rooted in design devoted to clarity yet not shy of taking an unconventional approach, Grootens and his team are dedicated to creating contemporary objects that offer their audience the ultimate in information experience. Watch the video.