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Evolution: A Coloring Book
Evolution: A Coloring Book

A die-cut history of how the dinosaurs became birds and humans rose from the sea.

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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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Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far: Sagmeister’s Typographic Maxims on Life, Updated
Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far: Sagmeister’s Typographic Maxims on Life, Updated

Lived wisdom in living lettering.

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The Hole Book: Charmingly Illustrated Verses from 1908
The Hole Book: Charmingly Illustrated Verses from 1908

When kids with firearms were still a source of humor, not horror.

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I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail: 17th-Century British “Trick” Poetry Meets Die-Cut Indian Folk Art
I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail: 17th-Century British “Trick” Poetry Meets Die-Cut Indian Folk Art

Exquisite storytelling as exquisite artifact.

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Flashlight: A Whimsical Wordless Story about Curiosity and Wonder
Flashlight: A Whimsical Wordless Story about Curiosity and Wonder

Shedding light on the wonderland that unfolds when you simply dare, and care, to look.

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The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My: Tove Jansson’s Playful and Philosophical Vintage Masterpiece
The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My: Tove Jansson’s Playful and Philosophical Vintage Masterpiece

The gloriously illustrated story of an errand turned adventure turned existential parable.

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Reinventing the Wheel: A Design History of the Circle as a Visual Metaphor for Information
Reinventing the Wheel: A Design History of the Circle as a Visual Metaphor for Information

How nature’s perfect shape came to contain the imperfections of the human condition.

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The Hole: A Philosophical Scandinavian Children’s Book About the Meaning of Existence
The Hole: A Philosophical Scandinavian Children’s Book About the Meaning of Existence

“Hello, I’ve discovered a hole in my apartment… It moves… If you could come take a look… Bring it down, you say? What? Hello?!”

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Analog Books to Die For: Five Fantastic Die-Cut Books
Analog Books to Die For: Five Fantastic Die-Cut Books

What cutting-edge digital culture has to do with an unmakeable book, lasers, and Sherlock Holmes.

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