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Bookbinders: 1961 Documentary Romanticizes Book Craftsmanship
Bookbinders: 1961 Documentary Romanticizes Book Craftsmanship

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The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books
The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books

Telling the fortune of tales to come, or what finallyfast.com has to do with writing.

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The Invention of ISOTYPE: How a Vintage Visual Language Paved the Way for the Infographics Age
The Invention of ISOTYPE: How a Vintage Visual Language Paved the Way for the Infographics Age

The story of a 1930s system for capturing quantitative information in pictograms that shaped much of today’s visual language.

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