Pipes! Believe it or not, we’ve been using plumbing for thousands of years. Pipes are an elegantly simple solution for transporting water and other fluids for just about any purpose, from irrigation and waste removal, to heating and cooling. And ever since a certain mushroom-eating Italian plumber hopped down one in the early 80s, we’ve been enamored with the idea of pipes transporting people, animals and a whole host of other crazy objects from Point A to Point B. Little did we know that, in graphic form, they could also be used to transport abstract things like ideas and concepts.
Remember that gerbil you had growing up? Remember how you spent hours building and rebuilding his gerbilarium with an intricate system of clear plastic tubes until it was simultaneously a work of art and playground for your little buddy. Now you can relive that joyful and creative experience with the tube graphic kit above. It’s got all the pieces, joints, and junctions you need to create a realistic pipe system that doubles as a flow chart infographic.