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The Hare and the Tortoise: 1947 Dramatization with Live Animals
The Hare and the Tortoise: 1947 Dramatization with Live Animals

Slow and steady wins the race… or does it?

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The Curious Sofa: Edward Gorey’s Vintage “Porno-graphic” Children’s Book for Adults
The Curious Sofa: Edward Gorey’s Vintage “Porno-graphic” Children’s Book for Adults

A naughty illustrated tale of mad mid-century matinees.

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Do! A Minimalist Handmade Pictogram Book in the Style of Indian Tribal Art
Do! A Minimalist Handmade Pictogram Book in the Style of Indian Tribal Art

Beautiful visual storytelling from the Warli tradition, hand-crafted by local artisans.

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Oscar Wilde: The Rise and Fall of the 20th Century’s First Pop Celebrity
Oscar Wilde: The Rise and Fall of the 20th Century’s First Pop Celebrity

“He had a musician’s sense of a sentence.”

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The Physics Book: An Illustrated Chronology of How We Understand the Universe
The Physics Book: An Illustrated Chronology of How We Understand the Universe

Making knowledge digestible in the age of information overload, or what a cat has to do with quasicrystals.

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25 Celebrated Saul Bass Title Sequences in 100 seconds
25 Celebrated Saul Bass Title Sequences in 100 seconds

Supercutting the visual legacy of the greatest graphic designer of all time.

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