Edit: Fixed a typo, added an example picture.

Dear TeX-ers. I really like the visual style of IKEA instructions, see below for an example, and I have sometimes played with the idea of making same type of manuals to explain some mathematical concepts. A few months ago I came across a story describing how some group of physicists(?) had used an IKEA style description to explain their ideas. (It wasn't the IKEA instruction to LHC, but something more serious.) I don't remember if they used LaTeX, but I lost the source and my memories are too vague to find it again. Thus the question:

Are there any existing LaTeX styles that would be suitable to create IKEA-style manuals?

I guess something like Inkscape might be more suitable for these types of projects, but I don't know how to use that and, more importantly, if something is worth doing it is worth doing it in LaTeX.

IKEA example

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    You can use LaTeX to make toast, but it really isn't the best way to do it. You can have a look at TikZ, PSTricks, Metapost or Asymptote, but i don't think any of them is the right tool to do the job. – Johannes_B Mar 24 '18 at 13:45
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    Are there any examples online for people who have never seen an ikea manual? – David Carlisle Mar 24 '18 at 13:46
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    Of course, IKEA is highly mathematical ... loopspace.mathforge.org/CountingOnMyFingers/Ikea – Loop Space Mar 24 '18 at 14:04
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    If I had more motivation, I would provide a baffling answer using pictographs. – user139954 Mar 24 '18 at 19:36

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