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Stolen Moments: Secret Glimpses of Neighbors’ Lives
Stolen Moments: Secret Glimpses of Neighbors’ Lives

What Lower East Side kisses have to do with oil painting and the age of surveillance.

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Magazines: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Magazines: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Robin-Hooding print, vintage infographics, and what organ music has to do with the iPad.

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Love Me: The Cross-Cultural Manufacturing of Beauty
Love Me: The Cross-Cultural Manufacturing of Beauty

What Chinese noses and hairy Brazilians have to do with the Moore’s law of breast.

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Retro Revival: Vintage Posters for Modern Movies
Retro Revival: Vintage Posters for Modern Movies

Helvetica, Hitchcock and what Saul Bass can teach J.J. Abrams about mystery.

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Design Makeovers of Mundane Communication Items
Design Makeovers of Mundane Communication Items

Strangers on a train, pixelated postings, and why ham tastes better in Helvetica.

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AnthroPosts: Analog Post-It Found Art, Digitized
AnthroPosts: Analog Post-It Found Art, Digitized

Voyeurism, organic apricots, and indulging the human penchant for patternicity.

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