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A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics
A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics

A charming exercise in metaphorical thinking and symbolic representation.

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Gorgeous and Rare Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by John Vernon Lord
Gorgeous and Rare Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by John Vernon Lord

The intricate art of confounding expectations.

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Donald Barthelme on the Art of Not-Knowing and the Essential Not-Knowing of Art
Donald Barthelme on the Art of Not-Knowing and the Essential Not-Knowing of Art

“Our devouring commercial culture… results in a double impoverishment: theft of complexity from the reader, theft of the reader from the writer.”

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The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy
The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy

“When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.”

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Tom Gauld’s Brilliant Literary Cartoons Blur the Artificial Line Between “High” and “Pop” Culture
Tom Gauld’s Brilliant Literary Cartoons Blur the Artificial Line Between “High” and “Pop” Culture

From Hemingway’s hangovers to the messiness of creative collaborations, wryly witty visual satire of intellectualism.

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An Illustrated Taxonomy of City Bikes and Cyclist Archetypes
An Illustrated Taxonomy of City Bikes and Cyclist Archetypes

From hipster habits to midlife crises, a morphology of urban life on two wheels.

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