I was browsing through lileks.com after visiting the Gallery of Regrettable Food, which preserves stomach-churning food photography of the 50s and 60s. There’s also a neat section on Money on the World…check out Brazil and Cuba! A country’s money tends to be filled with interesting iconography and symbolism too, so that’s well worth checking out from a graphic design perspective.
You can see a lot of their other projects as part of their Institute of Official Cheer. It’s a good waste of an hour.