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The Genius of Design: A BBC Design Retrospective
The Genius of Design: A BBC Design Retrospective

What plastic chairs have to do with German partisanship and how women use the kitchen.

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CitID: A (Type)face for Every City in the World
CitID: A (Type)face for Every City in the World

Typefacing Tegucicalpa, or what hometown homages have to do with postmodernism.

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Color as Data: Visualizing Color Composition
Color as Data: Visualizing Color Composition

Abstracting glossy magazines, or what pie charts have to do with the Mona Lisa.

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This Is Your Brain on Love
This Is Your Brain on Love

Why love is not an emotion and how obsessive thinking begets romantic joy.

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5 (More) Places to Buy (and Sell) Affordable Art
5 (More) Places to Buy (and Sell) Affordable Art

How to get excited about art without letting your wallet get depressed.

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Historypin: Past Meets Present in Street View
Historypin: Past Meets Present in Street View

What urban storytelling has to do with the end of WWII and Google Maps mashups.

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