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10 Famous Creators’ Secret Obsessions and Little-Known Talents
10 Famous Creators’ Secret Obsessions and Little-Known Talents

Feynman’s sketches, Monroe’s poetry, Plath’s drawings, Magritte’s album art, and more.

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Alice and Martin Provensen’s Stunning Vintage Illustrations for Twelve Classic Fairy Tales
Alice and Martin Provensen’s Stunning Vintage Illustrations for Twelve Classic Fairy Tales

From “The Happy Prince” to “The Beauty and the Beast,” by way of feminism and art history.

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A Visual History of Magic
A Visual History of Magic

What the art of levitation has to do with creative debt and the legacy of vintage graphic design.

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A Visualization of Global “Brain Drain” in Science Inspired by Abstract Art
A Visualization of Global “Brain Drain” in Science Inspired by Abstract Art

Mapping the global flow of scientific talent by way of Mondrian and Kandinsky.

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A Visual History of Nobel Prizes and Notable Laureates, 1901-2012
A Visual History of Nobel Prizes and Notable Laureates, 1901-2012

Mapping the greatest cultural and scientific advances in modern history with inspiration from John Cage’s music.

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It’s Only Music: Alfred Wertheimer’s Never-Before-Seen Photos of Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll
It’s Only Music: Alfred Wertheimer’s Never-Before-Seen Photos of Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll

The visual history of a shy boy in Memphis who came to rule the world and break a billion hearts.

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The Big Box: Toni Morrison’s Darkly Philosophical Children’s Book, a Collaboration with Her Son
The Big Box: Toni Morrison’s Darkly Philosophical Children’s Book, a Collaboration with Her Son

“Who says they can’t handle their freedom?”

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History’s 100 Geniuses of Language and Literature, Visualized
History’s 100 Geniuses of Language and Literature, Visualized

“Genius, in its writings, is our best path for reaching wisdom … the true use of literature for life.”

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The Best Books of 2012: Your 10 Overall Favorites
The Best Books of 2012: Your 10 Overall Favorites

From children’s existential questions to 100 ideas that changed graphic design, by way of Yayoi Kusama and illustrated scientific mysteries.

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The Best Design Books of 2012
The Best Design Books of 2012

From Marshall McLuhan to Frank Lloyd Wright, or what vintage type has to do with the evolution of iconic logos.

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