Euclid and Graphic Design

On BrainPickings I came across a review of an absolutely stunning version of Euclid’s Elements. Produced in 1847 by mathematician Oliver Byrne, the book is obsessively visual like the proof below of the Pythagorean Theorem. I would love to find a poster for my office. Sadly Google came up empty. I did happen to find another 2010 review in the NY Times. You can also buy the book on Amazon. Maybe a holiday present for that geek in your life?



  1. Interesting stuff Hendree!

    I must add that the “s” in that font (that looks like an “f”) make reading it extremely uncomfortable.

  2. Agreed, that was tough to get used to! Hope you’re doing well. Are you ever on campus?

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