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Charles Eames on Design: Rare and Wonderful Q&A from 1972
Charles Eames on Design: Rare and Wonderful Q&A from 1972

A lucid reflection on the role and culture of design by one of the most iconic and influential designers of all time.

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A Map of Woman’s Heart: Appalling Victorian Gender Stereotypes, in Illustrated Cartography
A Map of Woman’s Heart: Appalling Victorian Gender Stereotypes, in Illustrated Cartography

From coquetry to selfishness, or what the Sea of Wealth has to do with the City and District of Love.

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Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Future in 1964, Gets It Oddly Right
Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Future in 1964, Gets It Oddly Right

How to walk the line between futurism and absurdity, or why the satellite is more important than the A-bomb.

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People Who Became Nouns: The Music Video
People Who Became Nouns: The Music Video

Boycott, Maverick, Guillotine, Shrapnel, Cardigan, Sandwich, Silhouette, Zeppelin, Leotard, Lamborghini.

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Celebrating the Art of Competitive Beard and Mustache Grooming
Celebrating the Art of Competitive Beard and Mustache Grooming

A lament for patience by way of Garibaldi, or what partial beards have to do with instant gratification.

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Hall of Femmes: The Female Icons of Graphic Design
Hall of Femmes: The Female Icons of Graphic Design

Four self-made women who shaped the course and voice of modern graphic design.

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