Book review: designreport

June 28, 2010

“Furnished upper story” – referring to Fritz Kahns cross-sectional depictions of the human head and its various chambers – is the title of a two-page review by journalist Thomas Edelmann in the German magazine “designreport” (issue 1/2010). Among other observations, he notes: “He was one of the pioneers in information design in the 1920s: author and doctor Fritz Kahn. The impact of his images is based on unique analogies and layers of organic processes and technical shapes – now re-presented in a book that is unputdownable. […] Although current knowledge of our elaborately furnished brainboxes does not match the speculation of the Fritz Kahn era, his illustrations inspire us in a new manner even today.”
designreport (full article in German)