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A Brief History of Children’s Picture Books and the Art of Visual Storytelling
A Brief History of Children’s Picture Books and the Art of Visual Storytelling

From cave paintings to Maurice Sendak, or what modern ebooks can learn from mid-century design icons.

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The Dawn of the Color Photograph: Albert Kahn’s Catalog of Humanity
The Dawn of the Color Photograph: Albert Kahn’s Catalog of Humanity

How an early-twentieth-century French banker shaped your favorite Instagram filters.

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Henri’s Walk to Paris: Legendary Designer Saul Bass’s Only Children’s Book, Resurrected Half a Century Later
Henri’s Walk to Paris: Legendary Designer Saul Bass’s Only Children’s Book, Resurrected Half a Century Later

Half a century of anticipation, or what Parisian buses have to do with little yellow birds.

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Systematic Wonder: A Definition of Science That Accounts for Whimsy
Systematic Wonder: A Definition of Science That Accounts for Whimsy

On “the sheer love of allowing the mental engine to spin free.”

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Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing and His Daily Creative Routine
Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing and His Daily Creative Routine

“When you can’t create you can work.”

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From Philip Glass to Patti Smith, How 1970s New York Shaped Music for Decades to Come
From Philip Glass to Patti Smith, How 1970s New York Shaped Music for Decades to Come

On “people taking the lousy hands they’d been dealt and dreaming them into music of great consequence.”

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