A new game adds the stress of Soviet-era urban planning to the already stressful game of Tetris.

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.  

The Memo Archive

Wednesday June 12, 2019

Aaron James Draplin has been collecting agricultural crop notebooks from the early 20th century and uploading them to his eye-catching database for us all to gawk at.

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. (Or cars that, you know, actually exist.)

Watch as this furniture maker turns the underside of a bridge into a totally workable (and probably illegal) studio space. 

Air control towers are some of the most high-pressure environments in the world. At least they look pretty. 

The World Without Water

Saturday April 27, 2019

This 17th-century map of the Earth without its oceans is a highly technical, strangely religious oddity – and one you can hang on your wall if you grab a copy of Smith Journal volume 30.

Despite inventing dozens of groundbreaking fonts in the 1920s, most of W.A. Dwiggins' creations never saw the light of day. Until now.