Have you ever thought Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit was just a tad too long? Or found yourself scratching your head somewhere between Foucault’s exposition on the deconstruction of modern power structures and Derrida’s powerful deconstruction of expository constructs themselves?
If so, then London-based graphic designer Genís Carreras is here to help. His recent project “Philographics” aims to explain complex concepts through abstract, minimalist design. Using simple colors and shapes combined with short written definitions, Carreras’ Philographics offer clever, accurate renderings of many of the most popular philosophical ideas and schools of thought, and should be a welcome relief to anyone who doesn’t know the difference between metaphysical nihilism and nominalism.
Here are a few of my favorites, below. For the rest, visit Society6, where you can also purchase them as prints.