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Shapes for Sounds: A Visual History of the Alphabet
Shapes for Sounds: A Visual History of the Alphabet

What the anatomy of your tongue has to do with ship flags and the evolution of human communication.

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Everything is a Remix, Part 3: The Elements of Creativity
Everything is a Remix, Part 3: The Elements of Creativity

What Gutenberg has to do with Thomas Edison and the secret sauce of Apple.

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Sentimental Value: Shopping for Human Stories on eBay
Sentimental Value: Shopping for Human Stories on eBay

What social psychology has to do with Victorian romance and the official White House gift wrapper.

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5 Fantastic Daily Email Newsletters for a Better Life
5 Fantastic Daily Email Newsletters for a Better Life

What world peace has to do with dog soap and why everything you knew about baby carrots is wrong.

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The Medium is the Massage: Shepard Fairey + Marshall McLuhan
The Medium is the Massage: Shepard Fairey + Marshall McLuhan

Presaging the digital revolution by a half century, or what Telstar has to do with global wisdom.

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A Peek Inside the Notebooks of Great Creators, from Architecture to Advertising to Street Art
A Peek Inside the Notebooks of Great Creators, from Architecture to Advertising to Street Art

What Brazil’s favelas have to do with field science and Milton Glaser’s creative process.

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