Michelangelo understood the use
of illustration in communication design
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni—and let us thank history for shortening his name to the much more convenient Michelangelo—wanted to ensure that his servant knew exactly what goods to pick up at the market. So he didn’t just write out a shopping list. He illustrated it. Have a look by clicking here or on the image at right.