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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.

    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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