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Vintage Design: Innovation Lessons from the Past
Vintage Design: Innovation Lessons from the Past

Bleeding-edge art direction, what Obama’s agricultural policy has to do with vintage graphic design, and why 2009 is exactly like 1939.

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Revisiting the Retail Experience: BBlessing
Revisiting the Retail Experience: BBlessing

Absinthe, portraiture, and where a hipster-elitist can finally feel at home.

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Perroquet: Photography, Science, Slow-Motion Beauty
Perroquet: Photography, Science, Slow-Motion Beauty

How three worlds of fascination collide through negative space and positive brilliance.

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Monday Music Muse: Peter Buffett
Monday Music Muse: Peter Buffett

Something delightfully different.

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Art of The Cover: Book Cover Design Inspiration
Art of The Cover: Book Cover Design Inspiration

Shepard Fairey on George Orwell, where we live, 8 decades of iconic cover designs, and what Banksy and a tranny have in common. Oh my!

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Monday Music Muse: Keren Ann
Monday Music Muse: Keren Ann

Melancholy, fresh familiarity, and a geography lesson in a soft mezzo-soprano.

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