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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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Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art
Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

What the feats of Marco Polo have to do with medieval political propaganda and the history of tea.

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The Geometry of God: The Striking Kaleidoscopic Patterns of European Cathedral Ceilings
The Geometry of God: The Striking Kaleidoscopic Patterns of European Cathedral Ceilings

Photographer David Stephenson captures architectural triumphs at the intersection of art and mathematics.

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E. B. White on the Role and Responsibility of the Writer
E. B. White on the Role and Responsibility of the Writer

“Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape life.”

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How 17 Equations Changed the World
How 17 Equations Changed the World

What Descartes has to do with C. P. Snow and the second law of thermodynamics.

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The Brotherhood of Man: Vintage Animated Short Film Debunks the Myths of Racist Beliefs (1946)
The Brotherhood of Man: Vintage Animated Short Film Debunks the Myths of Racist Beliefs (1946)

An animated adaptation of a WWII-era pamphlet making a scientific case against racism.

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