That's Interesting

  • Uzbek Journeys – Soviet Metro Stations

    “Anyone interested in Soviet design will love this book. Christopher Herwig – who put together the splendid two-volume series “Soviet Bus Stops” – hasĀ  photographed the stations of each Metro network of the former USSR.”

    Read More
  • Emergency German banknote designs

    “During the first world war and the ensuing economic crisis, many German towns issued notgeld, or emergency money, to combat cash shortages. The designs range from local fairytales and legends to political messages.”

    Some fantastic designs pictured in this online gallery, especially one issued by the Braunschweig public transport authority in 1921.

    Read More
  • Traffic Officers in North Korea

    The iconic women who direct Pyongyang’s cars.

    Read More
  • 1986 article on the death of vinyl

    Interesting article from 1986 to contrast with the article from The Age below on the resurgence of vinyl records.

    What’s old is new again.

    Read More
  • Step back in time: LPs to outstrip CDs for first time in 33 (and 1/3) years

    (Paywall) article on the resurgence of vinyl record sales.

    Read More
  • The Glorious Poster Art of the Soviet Space Program in Its Golden Age

    “How do you sell a government program that spends tens of millions of dollars on research and development for space travel?”

    Read More
  • Outside: Alternative Meat Industry

    Article on the alternative meat industry – where it had come from and where it might be heading.

     

    Read More
  • The Atlantic: Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think

    “The data are shockingly clear that for most people, in most fields, professional decline starts earlier than almost anyone thinks.”

    Read More
  • Museum Dedicated Exclusively to Poster Art Opens Its Doors in the US

    Poster House has opened in New York and is the first museum that displays only poster art.

    Read More
  • NPR: Chubb Insurance no longer underwriting coal industry

    “Chubb insurance says it will no longer underwrite coal-fired power plants, the first major U.S. insurer to do so. It’s a big victory for a campaign that’s been pressuring the industry over climate change.”

    Read More
  • Select Topics

Show All