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Mocha Dick: The Story of the Real-Life Whale That Inspired Moby-Dick, Illustrated
Mocha Dick: The Story of the Real-Life Whale That Inspired Moby-Dick, Illustrated

“Some men sat stone-faced. Some shook.”

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Artist Francis Bacon on the Role of Suffering and Self-Knowledge in Creative Expression
Artist Francis Bacon on the Role of Suffering and Self-Knowledge in Creative Expression

“An artist must learn to be nourished by his passions and by his despairs.”

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A Breathtaking Animated Adaptation of Bukowski’s “The Man with the Beautiful Eyes”
A Breathtaking Animated Adaptation of Bukowski’s “The Man with the Beautiful Eyes”

A visual interpretation at the intersection of the touching and the haunting.

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Beloved British Artist Ralph Steadman Illustrates the Life of Leonardo da Vinci
Beloved British Artist Ralph Steadman Illustrates the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

A visual “autobiography” of the legendary polymath that grants equal dignity to the grit and the glory.

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The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland
The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Down the rabbit hole in enchanting reimaginings.

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How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow
How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow

“No matter what your age or your life path … it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity.”

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