Ruskin in the Age of Science

Ruskin’s Perspectives
Visual identity Editorial design

Ruskin in the Age of Science is a series of exhibitions and publications presenting the work of John Ruskin who lived in an era of rapid scientific progress that shaped modern Britain. The series places Ruskin alongside his nineteenth century scientific contemporaries, exploring his influence on science and society, in his time and our own.

The second publication, Ruskin’s Perspectives: The Art of Abstraction, explores the cultural history of mathematics and its influence on nineteenth century scientific ideas.

Our design approach explored a new colour palette, complimentary to the first exhibition and publication that we designed the previous year. We created spreads with collages, highlighting the relationships and influence between various domains of science, art and architecture. We also incorporated an elegant glossary to define complex mathematical concepts, rendering the publication accessible to a wider audience of non-specialist mathematicians.