A Visual History of Public Libraries

In a scrolling, hand-drawn and collaged article by CityLab’s Ariel Aberg-Riger, America’s beloved public library system is indexed from its origin as a “social” amenity for the wealthy and white to now. Currently, public libraries are battling a major federal funding cut under the administration. The public library system is designed to service all and it needs the support of local funding to do so. Because …

USA Song Map

This vintage-style map is a geographically accurate guide to songs that reference cities, landmarks, rivers, mountains and more across the United States. With 1,000+ songs in total, it’s easy to become a little entranced by the print—from “Under the Bridge” (an undisclosed location in downtown LA) to “Harlem Shuffle” to “Space Oddity” which name-checks Cape Canaveral. Measuring 60cm by 80cm, it’s printed on 120gsm uncoated art paper. Price …

60 Years of NASA

In 1958, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was formed after the Soviet Union launched their Sputnik satellite into the cosmos, and ever since the agency has explored distant worlds. In a sprawling graphic (made by a team consisting of Emily Barone, Jeffrey Kluger and Lon Tweeten) every NASA spacecraft ever launched is noted, tracked and dated. Excluding tests and failed missions, the list spans the ’50s through …