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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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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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The Exposed City: A Brief History of Mapping the Urban Invisibles
The Exposed City: A Brief History of Mapping the Urban Invisibles

From Ptolemy to MIT, or what Edward Tufte has to do with Google Earth and the future of understanding cities.

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Brain Culture: How Neuroscience Became a Pop Culture Fixation
Brain Culture: How Neuroscience Became a Pop Culture Fixation

Debunking the phrenology of our day, or why self-help books offer the cognitive science equivalent of snake oil.

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How a Book is Made: AD 400 vs. 1947 vs. 1961 vs. 2011
How a Book is Made: AD 400 vs. 1947 vs. 1961 vs. 2011

A brief history of the bound page and our evolving collective narrative about its craftsmanship.

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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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