Living where history, data, and art converge
I’m a graphic designer and historian creating original information art, restoring vintage maps, and working on commissioned projects. I love doing data deep-dives and crafting visually captivating stories that are uniquely suited to each subject. My goal is to create narratives that balance information with graphic clarity.
My graphics have won numerous design awards and been featured in dozens of visual information design publications. I invest a considerable amount of time into researching and designing each original print, so I only release a few new pieces each year. I believe my commitment to each graphic will produce a timeless catalog of quality information art.
Leaders of the infoart movement
HistoryShots was born in 2003 when I discovered a worn but beautiful 100-year old chart of the history of US politics. This discovery inspired my first original graphic, Race to the Moon, and the launch of a new company.
As pioneers of selling prints based on data and design, HistoryShots created a new niche in graphic art. My fondness of maps and history carried me through the steep learning curve of establishing a business in a burgeoning and uncharted industry.
Special and commissioned projects
Each year I work on a few special information-based design projects. Some of my projects include:
Creating a 60-foot long graphic of America in Conflict for the National Museum of Military Vehicles, a 140,000 square-foot museum that contains the most extensive private collection of military vehicles in the United States.
Working with London's Victoria and Albert Museum, the world's leading museum of art and design, on their exhibition presenting the car as a design object that has fundamentally shaped the history of the 20th century.
Designing a wall-sized graphic of the history of American Airlines that is installed in the entranceway of the recently built 150,000 square-foot American Airlines Integrated Operations Center.
Designing a single chart to illustrate the cyclical history of financial crises for the past 200 years from the best-selling book, This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, by Harvard University Professors Carmen M. Reinhart & Kenneth S. Rogoff.
Obsessed with details and quality
My love of information art is reflected in the care I put into every print and project. I invest a considerable amount of time researching and designing each graphic. Every chart is carefully printed and prepared for shipment at my studio in Lexington, Massachusetts. Prints are hand-rolled in tissue paper or plastic sleeves and mailed in heavy-duty tubes or boxes.
If you have any comments or suggestions for my catalog, or are interested in a special project please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.