Information design

and cartography

Venice sea level

The water keeps rising

Archeologist Albert Ammerman’s core drillings have revised the chronology of the Forum and made possible accurate measurements of the rise of the lagoon in Venice over 2,000 years.


He had been using the diagram below, which implies that the size and proportions of the triangles mean something, when only the the horizontal bar (time) and the distance from the bar to the apex of the triangle (height above lagoon level) have meaning.

Client: Albert Ammerman

Designer: Joel Katz