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Mod Odyssey: How The Beatles Revolutionized Animation in 1968
Mod Odyssey: How The Beatles Revolutionized Animation in 1968

From Homer to John Lennon, or what the “psychedelic 60s” can teach us about creativity in animation.

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Portraits of Cultural Icons by 80 of the World’s Top Illustrators
Portraits of Cultural Icons by 80 of the World’s Top Illustrators

What Stephen Hawking’s eyebrows have to do with Amy Winehouse and the artist as a storyteller.

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7 Essential Books on Street Art
7 Essential Books on Street Art

What Japan’s manhole covers have to do with Brazil’s favelas and the timeless tradition of Arabic calligraphy.

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Walls Notebook: Unleash Your Inner Graffiti Artist
Walls Notebook: Unleash Your Inner Graffiti Artist

Marking your urban territory without fear of handcuffs, or how to partake in graffiti culture sans spray can.

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A Brief History of Menu Design, 1850-1985
A Brief History of Menu Design, 1850-1985

What vintage restaurants reveal about the economy, creative influences and the evolution of foodie culture.

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Salvador Dalí on Decadence, Death and Immortality: The 1958 Interview
Salvador Dalí on Decadence, Death and Immortality: The 1958 Interview

What Freud to antimatter, or what pre-birth memories and lucid dreams have to do with the ego of genius.

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