Straight to the new releases wall!
Renting Sadness: A Visualization Of All US Blockbuster Locations From 1986 – 2019

This is a visualization of all Blockbuster store locations in the US from 1986 to 2019. As you could probably imagine, there were very few in the beginning, a ton in the middle (peaking in early 2005), and now there’s only one left. It’s crazy to think there used to be a Blockbuster just down the street that I would go to all the time, and now it’s an indoor cycling gym and I go never. “Then why’d you get a membership?” Because of the very few things I’m good at in life, I’m incredible at lying to myself.