WHO Giorgia Lupi is an information designer, graphic designer and architect, who focuses on “Data Humanism” and the bridge between graphic design and data science. She recently joined Pentagram (the distinguished international design consultancy that also designed The Gloss) from Accurat, an acclaimed information design firm she co-founded, and now tells visual stories through data. WORK KUDOS Lupi’s TED TALK on her humanistic approach to data has had over one million views and her work is part of the permanent collection at MoMa, New York. WHAT NOW Her recent collaboration with fashion brand & Other Stories turned a data-driven narrative into a wearable story – a twelve-piece collection, to be precise. HOW In an incredibly interesting project, a fashion first, where the graphic patterns printed, embroidered and sewn on a collection are the direct representation of a data set. INSPIRATION “I looked at three trailblazing women, pioneers in once male dominated fields; Ada Lovelace (the first computer programmer in history), Rachel Carson (who spearheaded the environmentalist/conservationist movement with her work), and Mae Jemison (the first woman of colour in space)”, she says. THE RESULT The prints, embroideries and details in the collection reflect the life events and achievements, as a data set, of these three women.
Launching next month: visit & Other Stories on Grafton Street, Dublin 2; www.stories.com.
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