Between 1849 and 1851, J.G. Heck published a 10-part encyclopedia called Iconographic Encyclop√¶dia covering a wide range of topics in science and art. Nicholas Rougeux, who likes to web-ify old works, restored Heck’s 13,000-plus illustrations and restructured the encyclopedia for the browser. All it took was hours of manual labor spread out over 13 months.

Read more about the process here.

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Nathan Yau
http://flowingdata.com

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