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Verfassung verstehen. Das Grundgesetz in Infografiken

Contributed by Stiftung Buchkunst on Jun 30th, 2015. Artwork published in .
    Verfassung verstehen. Das Grundgesetz in Infografiken 1
    Farnschläder & Mahlstedt | fmtx, Hamburg. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The encounter with this work might progress somewhat like this: curiosity. About the delicately arranged graphics and charts in homogeneous tones, the organised, clear, animating typography and the consistency of the stylistic means. Tasteful cover, pleasant colours, interaction of all materials. An informative and decorative numerical act.

    Then: suspicion. One is overcome by the feeling that the sacred significance of the contents merely serve a graphic virtuoso as a platform for his skills. One is almost tempted to angrily put the book aside, because it is only an ornamental end in itself, a trivial succession of mindless, albeit prettily arranged, graphic claptrap.

    But now: magnetisation! The attempt of visualising abstract information, the decoding efforts of the author-designer pay off, if the reader appreciates this work, takes it on himself to decipher the codes and finally ends with admiration and gratitude towards those who have created our constitutional law.

    And: this visually didactic commentary also inspires the question whether there is such a thing as the beauty of law.

    Verfassung verstehen. Das Grundgesetz in Infografiken 2
    Farnschläder & Mahlstedt | fmtx, Hamburg. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Verfassung verstehen. Das Grundgesetz in Infografiken 3
    Farnschläder & Mahlstedt | fmtx, Hamburg. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Verfassung verstehen. Das Grundgesetz in Infografiken 4
    Farnschläder & Mahlstedt | fmtx, Hamburg. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Verfassung verstehen. Das Grundgesetz in Infografiken 5
    Farnschläder & Mahlstedt | fmtx, Hamburg. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Verfassung verstehen. Das Grundgesetz in Infografiken 6
    Farnschläder & Mahlstedt | fmtx, Hamburg. License: All Rights Reserved.

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