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The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works, in Vibrant Vintage Illustrations circa 1959
The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works, in Vibrant Vintage Illustrations circa 1959

“Two hearts could provide enough energy to drive a truck around the world in two years.”

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The Animal Fair: Vibrant Vintage Children’s Illustration by Alice and Martin Provensen
The Animal Fair: Vibrant Vintage Children’s Illustration by Alice and Martin Provensen

“A little owl looked wise. ‘I think there’s going to be a parade,’ he said.”

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E. B. White’s Only <em>New Yorker</em> Cover, April 23, 1932
E. B. White’s Only New Yorker Cover, April 23, 1932

‘I can’t draw or paint, but I was sick in bed…and I had nothing to occupy me, but I had a cover idea.’

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A Typographic Literary Map of San Francisco, in a Puzzle
A Typographic Literary Map of San Francisco, in a Puzzle

From Kerouac to Steinbeck by way of The Mission.

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Frank Chimero on the Shape of Design and the Harmonics of Influence
Frank Chimero on the Shape of Design and the Harmonics of Influence

“…we accept the light contained in the work of others without darkening their efforts.”

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5 (Mostly) Vintage Children’s Books by Iconic Graphic Designers
5 (Mostly) Vintage Children’s Books by Iconic Graphic Designers

Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Bruno Munari, Paul Rand.

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