Writer's block

Explore the shelves of Iran’s National Library with Small Media’s new interactive report, Writer’s Block.

The interactive uncovers the extent of corruption and censorship in Iran’s publishing industry by visualizing the record of book publishing in Iran since the 1979 Revolution.

Data was taken from Iran’s Book House, a nonprofit online database of books published in Iran.

Web design was inspired by the textures and patterns of illustrated Persian manuscripts, which have been combined with modern typefaces and colours to get a mix of vintage and contemporary Persian aesthetics.

Small Media are a UK-based action lab promoting the free flow of information and creative expression in closed societies, especially Iran.

Posted in Inspiration — almost 9 years ago