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The Memory of an Elephant: A Most Unusual Children’s Book for Lovers of Mid-Century Modern Design
The Memory of an Elephant: A Most Unusual Children’s Book for Lovers of Mid-Century Modern Design

An immeasurable treat for kids and introspective grownups alike.

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The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams
The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.

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7 Life-Learnings from 7 Years of Brain Pickings, Illustrated
7 Life-Learnings from 7 Years of Brain Pickings, Illustrated

“Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity.”

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Thoughts on Design: Paul Rand on Beauty, Simplicity, the Power of Symbols, and Why Idealism Is Essential in Creative Work
Thoughts on Design: Paul Rand on Beauty, Simplicity, the Power of Symbols, and Why Idealism Is Essential in Creative Work

“Catering to bad taste, which we so readily attribute to the average reader, merely perpetuates that mediocrity.”

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The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland
The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Down the rabbit hole in enchanting reimaginings.

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Iconic Italian Graphic Artist Bruno Munari’s Rare Vintage “Interactive” Picture-Books
Iconic Italian Graphic Artist Bruno Munari’s Rare Vintage “Interactive” Picture-Books

Pioneering visual storytelling that endures as a manifesto for the magic of paper books.

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