Big Ideas, Little Pictures: Explaining the world one sketch at a time (Hardcover)

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"This is such a cool book. The range of Jono’s knowledge is astounding, and so is his ability to digest complex ideas into deceptively simple drawings. You’ll learn something on every page—and be entertained too." —Bill Gates

In Big Ideas, Little Pictures, Jono Hey explains complex concepts through a combination of simple sketches and straightforward, easy-to-understand text. It’s a fun, engaging approach to grasping challenging information, that’s perhaps most clearly stated by one of his readers:

“I love seeing difficult concepts displayed in an understandable way. Democratizing knowledge. There are a lot of podcasts that I listen to: Stuff You Should Know or TED Talks but they each take up 30 minutes. With Sketchplanations – BOOM – in one picture I can get the gist of an idea and then your supporting text clarifies it even further.”

In addition to making you smarter and better informed in less time, Big Ideas, Little Pictures is also a light-hearted, witty gift – the perfect display piece for anyone who wants something that can be picked up and flipped through at any point, with the assurance that they going to come across something to pique their interest, with topics ranging from the difference between an Americano and a Long Black coffee to Survivorship Bias, the Abilene Paradox and so much more.

Perfect for children as well as adults, Big Ideas, Little Pictures opens up a world of fascinating facts at a glance.

About the Author


Jono Hey (Jonathan Hey) is the founder and creative engine behind Sketchplanations, a popular website with a broad social media following on which Hey aims to explain everything he knows about the universe and our place in it with a new sketch each week. When he’s not unlocking the secrets of our existence, he’s the Chief Product Officer for Zen Educate. He lives in London, England.

Praise For…


"This is such a cool book. The range of Jono’s knowledge is astounding, and so is his ability to digest complex ideas into deceptively simple drawings. You’ll learn something on every page—and be entertained too."
—Bill Gates

"Big Ideas, Little Pictures is a magical collection of ideas, concepts, and wisdom—some that I've wondered about and others that I've never thought about before—presented in a clear visual way that makes Jono's sketchplanations a joy to read, reference, and share. It's a fantastic book!"
— Mike Rohde, bestselling author of The Sketchnote Handbook and illustrator of REWORK

"Brilliant! It distills a variety of complex and profound ideas into simple to understand and beautifully drawn sketches."
—Richard Shotton, author of The Choice Factory

"Big Ideas Little Pictures is the kind of book that I want to devour all at once, with his brilliantly efficient illustrations breaking down complex ideas—but that I make myself ration to a few pages per day, to give myself time to absorb everything. Either way, it's the best bet I have to make myself seem more interesting as a dinner party guest."
—Brendan Leonard, creator at Semi-rad and author of Make It: 50 Myths and Truths About Creating

"Jono's delightful book is a fantastic blend of text and visuals, making the topics easy to understand and remember. I found myself eager to turn each page, learning things I had never known before. I love this book and recommend it to anyone looking to enrich their knowledge at super speed with some creativity and fun."
—Jason Barron, author of The Visual MBA



Product Details
ISBN: 9781956403572
ISBN-10: 1956403574
Publisher: Media Lab Books
Publication Date: April 9th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English