Winner 2021 / Posters / Educational

The Atlas of Kant's Legacy

  • Prize
    Winner in Educational / Posters
  • Lead
    Valerio Pellegrini
  • Team
    Valerio Pellegrini, DensityDesign
  • Client
    Politecnico di Milano, University of Duisburg-Essen

The streamgraph shown on this page represents the evolution of Kantian lexicon throughout his philosophical publications. A hundred of the most important words, of the Kant's philosophical doctrine, have been inserted in a tool that has mapped their recurrence in each of his works, going from 1747 to 1803. The result is an atlas of “Kant's legacy” (quoting the philosopher's words) where the thickness of the streams stands for the frequency of each term. Proceeding along the time line, some words are born while others die out (represented in light grey).

Valerio Pellegrini is a communication designer based in Milan. Specifically, he deals with data visualization, graphic design, illustration and editorial design. He collaborates with research laboratories and studios in Italy and as a freelancer for the United States, Great Britain, Holland, Japan and China