Poster: Napoleon's March

Probably the best statistical graphic ever drawn, this map by Charles Joseph Minard portrays the losses suffered by Napoleon's army in the Russian campaign of 1812. Beginning at the Polish-Russian border, the thick band shows the size of the army at each position. The path of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in the bitterly cold winter is depicted by the dark lower band, which is tied to temperature and time scales. Exquisitely printed in two colors on fine archival paper, 22” by 15”. Minard's sources. Minard's biography.

$14 quantity
Poster: Napoleon's March


New Poster: French and English Translation,
Losses of the French Army in the Russian Campaign

This poster shows both the French original of 1869 and our new English translation. Printed in two color on fine archival paper, 20” by 22”. Minard's sources. Minard's biography.

$18 quantity

Poster: Historic Visual Diary of Spaceflight: Cyclogram

Handmade by a Russian cosmonaut, Georgi Grechko, this cyclogram shows a 96-day flight of Salyut 6. Some 22 parallel time-series show 1500 sunrises and 1500 sunsets during the flight, a schedule for space walks and baths, and visits of resupply ships bringing equipment, fresh fruit, and gingerbread. Printed in six colors on fine paper, 36” by 20”.

$16 quantity
Poster: Historic Visual Diary of Spaceflight: Cyclogram

Poster: The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint

Poster, The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint, 22" by 17"
$10 postpaid quantity

The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within

In corporate and government bureaucracies, the standard method for making a presentation is to talk about a list of points organized onto slides projected up on the wall. For many years, overhead projectors lit up transparencies, and slide projectors showed high-resolution 35mm slides. Now "slideware" computer programs for presentations are nearly everywhere. Early in the 21st century, several hundred million copies of Microsoft PowerPoint were turning out trillions of slides each year.

Alas, slideware often reduces the analytical quality of presentations. In particular, the popular PowerPoint templates (ready-made designs) usually weaken verbal and spatial reasoning, and almost always corrupt statistical analysis. What is the problem with PowerPoint? And how can we improve our presentations?

32 pages, full color.

For more about PowerPoint, here's a sample from the essay: PowerPoint Does Rocket Science--and Better Techniques for Technical Reports

$7 postpaid quantity
The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within

Archival Graph Paper for Artists and Scientists

Graph paper with a ghost grid printed on acid-free paper (same paper used in the books), 48-sheet pads.

Grid at 1/4 - 1/2 inch combination - 2 small pads (8.5
$10 quantity
Grid at 1 cm - 2 small pads (8.5
$10 quantity