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.
Even the 1930s-era blast furnaces can’t thaw the frozen time.
In this extract from his new book, journalist Andrew Mueller reflects on a comically dark time in our nation’s musical and sporting history.