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A Love Letter to the City
A Love Letter to the City

How artist Steve Powers made sign painting the voice of the community and the shared narrative of urban life.

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An Illustrated Field Guide to Mythic Monsters, from Gremlins to Zombies to the Kraken
An Illustrated Field Guide to Mythic Monsters, from Gremlins to Zombies to the Kraken

A vibrant dance across the global spectrum of the popular imagination.

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The River: Exploring the Inner Seasonality of Being Human in Gorgeous Watercolors by Italian Artist Alessandro Sanna
The River: Exploring the Inner Seasonality of Being Human in Gorgeous Watercolors by Italian Artist Alessandro Sanna

A beautiful reminder that despite its occasional cruelties, life is mostly joyful, radiant, and above all ever-flowing.

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A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry
A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry

“What is this spirit in man that urges him forever to depart from happiness, to toil and to place himself in danger?”

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Advice from Artists on How to Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth
Advice from Artists on How to Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth

Mastering the balance of restriction and imaginative play, or why unbridling your self-worth from your professional success is essential for happiness.

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Freud’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic
Freud’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic

“You have to listen carefully. The unconscious mind is crafty.”

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