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Sound Meets Image: Visual Tributes to Music
Sound Meets Image: Visual Tributes to Music

The world’s most international passport, why cassettes are the new Buddhism, and what Thom Yorke has to do with motion typography.

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Interview with Chunnel.TV Founder Matthew Berman
Interview with Chunnel.TV Founder Matthew Berman

What Banksy, TED, and a global network of ad agencies have in common, or why the long tail is the shortest way to cultural revolution.

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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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Catch of the Day
Catch of the Day

Preservation the surfer way, or why farmers’ markets are now selling condoms.

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Photoshop: As Real As It Gets
Photoshop: As Real As It Gets

Art imitates life imitates art, plus 61 cups of paint and a rubber glove.

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How Happiness Happens
How Happiness Happens

What a 102-year-old Spanish man has to do with motion typography and the secret of happiness.

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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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Vintage Russian Ads
Vintage Russian Ads

What Dostoevsky has to do with sausage art and bicycles.

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The Year in Ideas: 8 Best of 2008
The Year in Ideas: 8 Best of 2008

8 things that shaped the year’s innovation footprint, or what Buckminster Fuller has to do with tap water and Michael Phelps.

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Pepsi: Can It?
Pepsi: Can It?

How Tim Burton could’ve made $1 million today and why the road to social media is paved with good intentions.

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