The History of Visual Communication
An incredible web resource: Elif Ayiter’s beautifully designed history of visual communication — from cave paintings to Gutenberg to Maeda. (Pictured: a spread from Bradbury Thompson’s Westvaco Books, 1940s–50s.)
That last link, by the way, goes to another one of my favorite image resources: Alki1′s collection on Flickr. She’s 80 years old and totally inspiring.