He’s scaled Everest twice, flown a balloon around the world in 11 days, and been camel riding with Vladimir Putin. Meet Fedor Konyukhov, 21st-century Russia’s most tireless adventurer.
The internet has made them ubiquitous. But as these sun-bleached charts and diagrams make clear, infographics have been with us since well before the computer – and they may have even shaped the arc of human history itself.
In this extract from his new book, Motel, architecture nerd and comedian Tim Ross takes us on a daggy-yet-vaguely-glamorous trip down memory lane.
Along with a lot of knots you’ll never need but are nice to look at anyway.