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These Six Pictograms Perfectly Explain How Quickly The World Has Changed

Funny, stark, and dark, they show how our lives have been transformed by technology.

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Yang Liu, a Beijing-born and Berlin-based designer, put his illustrations of how the world has changed in a book, Today Meets Yesterday. Here are six of our favourites.
Yang Liu / TASCHEN

Yang Liu, a Beijing-born and Berlin-based designer, put his illustrations of how the world has changed in a book, Today Meets Yesterday. Here are six of our favourites.

Breakfast then, versus breakfast now.

Yang Liu / TASCHEN

Your circle of friends, versus your social network.

Yang Liu / TASCHEN

War versus "military intervention".

Yang Liu / TASCHEN

Going shopping, staying shopping.

Yang Liu / TASCHEN

Yesterday's oceans, today's oceans.

Yang Liu / TASCHEN

And "tax efficient savings", then and now.

Yang Liu / TASCHEN

Like these? See more in the full book here.

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