Animal. Vegetable. Mineral.

Wellcome Collection

‘Animal. Vegetable. Mineral.’ celebrates the beauty and strangeness of the very early infographics, charts and ordering systems devised in an age that transformed how we see and understand nature.

The book accompanied the Making Nature exhibition at the Wellcome Collection. These images and objects range from intricate specimen illustrations, taxonomy charts, and animal distribution maps, to lavish colour dictionaries and more.

The design presents a contemporary interpretation of Victorian-era graphics, particularly the technical charts and diagrams seen in many of the book’s images. The visual language is further enriched with elegant, all caps, serif typography from the period.