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Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich on Art vs. Design and the Joy of Losing Yourself in Purposeful Work
Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich on Art vs. Design and the Joy of Losing Yourself in Purposeful Work

“Art pushes the limit of human experience and language for its own sake, while Design might do this but only to humanize and integrate people’s lives in the context of an economy.”

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Illustrator Sophie Blackall on Subversive Storytelling, Missed Connections, and Optimism
Illustrator Sophie Blackall on Subversive Storytelling, Missed Connections, and Optimism

What Aldous Huxley’s misogyny has to do with children’s books, darkness, and modern love.

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The Lives They Lived: Artists Remember Cultural Heroes We Lost
The Lives They Lived: Artists Remember Cultural Heroes We Lost

“Because she declared, ‘We’ve come a long way,’ and she led our way to get here.”

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Anaïs Nin on Love, Hand-Lettered by Debbie Millman
Anaïs Nin on Love, Hand-Lettered by Debbie Millman

“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer… It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you.”

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How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators
How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators

Refining the machinery of creativity, or what heartbreak and hydraulics have to do with coaxing the muse.

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Anaïs Nin on Real Love, Illustrated by Debbie Millman
Anaïs Nin on Real Love, Illustrated by Debbie Millman

“Where the myth fails, human love begins. Then we love a human being, not our dream, but a human being with flaws.”

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Iconic Designer Massimo Vignelli on Intellectual Elegance, Education, and Love
Iconic Designer Massimo Vignelli on Intellectual Elegance, Education, and Love

“Intellectual elegance [is] a mind that is continually refining itself with education and knowledge. Intellectual elegance is the opposite of intellectual vulgarity.”

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Trailblazing Graphic Designer Paula Scher on Creativity
Trailblazing Graphic Designer Paula Scher on Creativity

“To invent, you have to take the odd and the strange combination of the years of knowledge and experience.”

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Building Stories: Cartoonist Chris Ware Explores the Architecture of Being Human
Building Stories: Cartoonist Chris Ware Explores the Architecture of Being Human

What the inner life of a brownstone reveals about empathy, gender, and the human condition.

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Significant Objects: How Stories Confer Value Upon the Vacant
Significant Objects: How Stories Confer Value Upon the Vacant

“It turns out that once you start increasing the emotional energy of inanimate objects, an unpredictable chain reaction is set off.”

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