Look Inside: Cutaway Illustrations and Visual Storytelling


Price:$60.00


Author Juan Velasco, Samuel Velasco
Publisher Gestalten
Date 2016
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions 13.4 x 1.1 x 10.2 in., 256 pages
Looking at the outside of things such as architecture, anatomy, or vehicles does not usually reveal much about their internal structures and functions. This book features infographics that cut up or take apart their subjects and make them transparent. The resulting cross sections and interior views present precise detail in multiple layers.

The book starts with a discussion of Arnhem Land, the earliest known cutaway illustrations, showing that even 28,000 years ago, humans had a fascination with how things internally work: the processes that are hidden from the human eye. The luxurious collection within Look Inside  was curated by renowned information designers and creative directors, Samuel and Juan Velasco. The Velasco brothers have provided invaluable and inspirational insight in the history and theory of cutaway illustrations and visual storytelling.