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Reads tagged with “just weird”

The Human Face, Up Close and Personal
The Human Face, Up Close and Personal

What the CIA has to do narcissism, attractiveness and Autistic children.

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Pick One: Hipsters Take on Culture, By Way of Helvetica
Pick One: Hipsters Take on Culture, By Way of Helvetica

Start Trek vs. Russia, the 1970’s vs. Christmas, or why death is better than Uggs.

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Animation Gem: Brothers Grimm Meet Röyksopp
Animation Gem: Brothers Grimm Meet Röyksopp

What Grandma’s nutrition facts have to do with the aerodynamics of a retro Volkswagen van.

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The Art of Identity
The Art of Identity

What bathroom signage has to do with aviator masks and our shared existential journey.

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Vintage Russian Ads
Vintage Russian Ads

What Dostoevsky has to do with sausage art and bicycles.

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Futility Paints Utility: Wikipedia Reproduced
Futility Paints Utility: Wikipedia Reproduced

A 5,000-page homage to the times, or what the Boston Molasses Disaster has to do with digital culture.

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The Library Rethought
The Library Rethought

How to one-up the Greeks and what Shepard Fairey has to do with Copenhagen circa 1891.

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The Creative (Re)Touch
The Creative (Re)Touch

Aliens, the real Iron Man, and what an orangutan has to say about your electric bill.

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Monday Music Muse: The Midnight Show
Monday Music Muse: The Midnight Show

A stride-stopping hit from Brooklyn’s notoriously hit-or-miss indie music scene.

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Famous Logos Revised: Fortune 500 Sans Fortune
Famous Logos Revised: Fortune 500 Sans Fortune

Downward design, or what happens when the corporate glass is half-empty.

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