Design school alumnus Piero Zagami, working in collaboration with Tiziana Alocci, launched the third edition of data visualisation zine Market Cafe Mag earlier this month. The publication includes comment, critique and analysis of the rapidly evolving field of data visualisation and showcases key projects by leading, as well as lesser-known, practitioners.
Described as an experimental, self-initiated and self-funded publication, Zagami and Alocci highlight how Market Cafe Mag was born out of their mutual frustration with a lack of dedicated and in-depth coverage of the emerging design practice of data visualisation. They seized the chance to fill this gap, and the opportunity to celebrate innovative projects and practitioner they admired and were inspired by and now they see supporting and sustaining the growing international community of practice data visualisation as a key ambition for their publication.
Zagami completed the Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication and then the MA in Graphic Design at London College of Communication before embarking on a freelance career with a specialism in data visualisation and information design.
In light of LCC’s launch of an MA in Data Visualisation, we caught up with Piero and Tiziana to find out more about the magazine and the developing practice of data visualisation…