Per chance, Wiesbaden-based designer Thilo von Debschitz came across an image dating from 1926: the illustrated graphic aid “Man as an industrial palace” allows viewers to look into the human body depicted as a vibrant enterprise with floors for offices and manufacturing. The author of this fascinating infographic was Dr Fritz Kahn, a once well-known writer of popular science books who had faded from view since. Accordingly, the internet did not generate any further information on Kahn. Coincidentally however, von Debschitz had been friends with Kahn’s son for over twenty years – which is not to say that they had ever discussed the father in question. As a result of that friendship, von Debschitz and his sister Uta were then in a position to delve into the family’s estate as well as international archives. Which is how they succeeded in recovering the graphic oeuvre of a man who was able to convey complex scientific issues in an understandable manner, mainly with the help of sophisticated ideas for illustrations. During QVED 2015, von Debschitz spoke about selected methods used by Kahn as a means of visualizing information. In addition, he illustrated how Kahn’s work is inspiring creative minds the world over to this day. The talk concludes with an emotional three-minute video von Debschitz taped at the end of his research. / QVED (Quo Vadis Editorial Design) is a conference in Munich; among the speakers of 2015 were Steven Heller, Roger Black, and John D. Berry (USA), Muir Vidler, Steven Watson, and Jeremy Leslie (Great Britain), Paul Maréchal (Canada), Jaap Biemans (the Netherlands), Filip Blazek (Czech Republic), Veronika Burian (Spain), Nicolò Degiorgis (Italy), Mike Koedinger (Luxembourg) and the German creatives Jan Schwochow, Jörg Bommel, Oliver Sperl, Heika Hinze, and Herlinde Koelbl.