Today, we live in the time of transition from primarily text-based print communication to primarily visual-based communication. In this brilliant and accessible book, Bob Horn lays out the structure of what he calls visual language: a new and developing language that integrates text, images, and shapes to communicate in novel ways that no other language can accomplish. He explores what visual language is, demonstrates some common visual vocabulary, gives tips about effective visual communication, and discusses how visual language creates meaning compared to text-based communication. He does this using the very visual language he describes — so you can literally see what he is talking about.
Good books about legal graphics are out there, but this book is foundational to all visual communication in the age of the Internet, the cell phone, and the digital camera. It should be in every trial lawyer’s library. It will change the way you think about communicating with clients, judges, and juries — and the young people in your life.