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Reads tagged with “Debbie Millman”

Seth Godin on Vulnerability, Creative Courage, and How to Dance with the Fear: A Children’s Book for Grownups
Seth Godin on Vulnerability, Creative Courage, and How to Dance with the Fear: A Children’s Book for Grownups

“If you just pick one human you can change for the better, with work that might not work — that’s what art is.”

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David Foster Wallace on Leadership, Illustrated and Read by Debbie Millman
David Foster Wallace on Leadership, Illustrated and Read by Debbie Millman

“A leader’s real ‘authority’ is a power you voluntarily give him, and you grant him this authority not with resentment or resignation but happily.”

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The 13 Best Art and Design Books of 2013
The 13 Best Art and Design Books of 2013

Imaginative maps, illuminating infographics, literary cats, vintage Soviet propaganda, Gertrude Stein’s favorite objects, and other treats for eye and spirit.

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Self-Portrait as Your Traitor: A 21st-Century Illuminated Manuscript
Self-Portrait as Your Traitor: A 21st-Century Illuminated Manuscript

“One must have a reason for reflection — an eye to admire variations.”

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The Making of a 21st-Century Illuminated Manuscript: Inside Debbie Millman’s Creative Process
The Making of a 21st-Century Illuminated Manuscript: Inside Debbie Millman’s Creative Process

How an illustrated poem comes to life.

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What It Takes to Design a Good Life
What It Takes to Design a Good Life

“Busy is a decision… You don’t find the time to do things — you make the time to do things.”

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Edith Windsor on Love and the Truth about Equality, Illustrated
Edith Windsor on Love and the Truth about Equality, Illustrated

“If you really care about the quality of somebody’s life as much as you care about the quality of your own…”

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The Geography of Great Literature, in Hand-Lettered Typography
The Geography of Great Literature, in Hand-Lettered Typography

Twain, Didion, Thoreau, White, McCarthy, Eugenides.

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The Magic and Logic of Color: How Josef Albers Revolutionized Visual Culture and the Art of Seeing
The Magic and Logic of Color: How Josef Albers Revolutionized Visual Culture and the Art of Seeing

“A thing is never seen as it really is.”

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Stunning Handcrafted Felt-on-Felt Typographic Homage to Melville’s <em>Moby-Dick</em>
Stunning Handcrafted Felt-on-Felt Typographic Homage to Melville’s Moby-Dick

“Almost forgetting for the moment all thoughts of Moby Dick, we now gazed at the most wondrous phenomenon which the secret seas have hitherto revealed to mankind.”

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