The five best design links, every weekday


The Flipbook Experiment

The results of making a crowd-sourced flipbook animation.

This is a teenager

Watch hundreds of teenagers grow up into adults – and see how their lives turn out

The Flipbook Experiment

Help draw the longest flipbook animation ever.

What Makes an Album the Greatest of All Time?

Examining 30 years of Rolling Stone’s “Greatest Albums of All Time” Rankings

Quantifying the Diva-ness of 138 National Anthem Performances

We compared each performer’s pitch to the standard to see who is the ultimate diva.

The Pudding Cup

The Pudding’s annual picks for the best visual and data-driven stories

What does a happily ever after look like?

We looked at over 1,400 romance novel covers featured in Publishers Weekly from 2011 to 2023.

24 hours in an invisible epidemic

Watch 24 hours of an American day, and the invisible crisis hiding in plain sight

A clock where the time is in a song title

A music listening experience.

Women are superstars on stage, but still rarely get to write songs

Songwriting credits since 1958, broken down by gender

How companies use dark patterns to keep you subscribed

Unsubscribing should be easy. It’s not.

The search for my kimchi

I loved my grandmother’s fresh kimchi. But as I aged, tasting the defining flavor of my childhood became elusive.

A Map of Places in the US with the Same Name

We calculated what place someone is most likely referring to, depending on where they are.

Why the super rich are inevitable

Why some mathematicians argue the economy is designed to create a few super rich people – unless we stop it.

How are you doing?

A journey of emotional awareness, where we uncover the power of naming and visualizing your feelings.

The Sounds of CDMX

How informal street vendors define the sonic landscape of Mexico’s capital

The Big [Censored] Theory

A case study on how the government censors TV in China.

How Artists Get Paid From Streaming

We explain how your money gets from you to a streaming platform, and finally to an artist.

We think this cool study we found is flawed. Help us reproduce it.

Are 25 year olds really more random than 60 year olds?

What makes writing more readable?

Looking at how to make writing easier to read.