Brain Pickings Icon
Brain Pickings

Reads tagged with “illustration”

An Illustrated Guide to Cockroaches
An Illustrated Guide to Cockroaches

What superhuman sprinting has to do with democracy, the power of design and your kitchen sink drain.

read article

Radioactive: The Incredible Story of Marie Curie Told in Cyanotype
Radioactive: The Incredible Story of Marie Curie Told in Cyanotype

What the periodic table has to do with obscure photographic techniques and Italian erotic séances.

read article

<em>LE GUN 1,2,3</em>: Bleeding-Edge Illustration from Around the Globe
LE GUN 1,2,3: Bleeding-Edge Illustration from Around the Globe

What flying to Paris has to do with creative entrepreneurship and global provocations.

read article

Drawing Nature: Learning to See the World by Learning to Draw It
Drawing Nature: Learning to See the World by Learning to Draw It

From pine needles to zen in 192 pages.

read article

Live Now: Existential Affirmation by Design
Live Now: Existential Affirmation by Design

Publishing’s most positive tear sheets, or how a placemat can change your whole outlook on the day.

read article

In The Wilds: Illustrating the Charm of the Countryside
In The Wilds: Illustrating the Charm of the Countryside

An antidote to urbanity by way of bails of hay, or what Irish quasi-postmen have to do with art.

read article

View Full Site

Brain Pickings participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I get a small percentage of its price. That helps support Brain Pickings by offsetting a fraction of what it takes to maintain the site, and is very much appreciated