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My Struggle: Salvador Dalí’s Credo, Illustrated by Molly Crabapple
My Struggle: Salvador Dalí’s Credo, Illustrated by Molly Crabapple

“Against simplicity/ for complexity . . . against the collective/ for the individual.”

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Kevin Stanton’s Cut-Paper Illustrations of Romeo and Juliet
Kevin Stanton’s Cut-Paper Illustrations of Romeo and Juliet

A tactile take on literature’s most tragic love story.

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Design, Knowledge, and Human Intelligence: RIP Bill Moggridge, Designer of the First Laptop
Design, Knowledge, and Human Intelligence: RIP Bill Moggridge, Designer of the First Laptop

“You can’t really, truly expect to explain design unless you explain intelligence.”

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Thoughtful Alphabets: Edward Gorey’s Lost Cryptic 26-Word Illustrated Stories
Thoughtful Alphabets: Edward Gorey’s Lost Cryptic 26-Word Illustrated Stories

A delightfully dark journey into the love of language.

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Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading
Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading

“There’s a future in books…and a book in your future!”

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The First Ads for Famous Books
The First Ads for Famous Books

Because even genius needs share of voice to succeed.

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