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7 Quirky & Creative Playing Card Deck Designs
7 Quirky & Creative Playing Card Deck Designs

Soviet Mayans, typographic treats, and what mathematical functions have to do with the sexism of the sixties.

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5 Seminal Vintage Russian Animation Short Films
5 Seminal Vintage Russian Animation Short Films

What dancing ballerinas and hungry kings have to do with the dawn of the digital age.

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Spam as Art
Spam as Art

Flowers from junk, postmodern poetry, and a beautiful way to invite Nigerian scammers into your living room.

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Art Pickings: Behold Our Brand New Art Portal
Art Pickings: Behold Our Brand New Art Portal

A big announcement and a small way to have more art in your life.

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CitID: A (Type)face for Every City in the World
CitID: A (Type)face for Every City in the World

Typefacing Tegucicalpa, or what hometown homages have to do with postmodernism.

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Urban Hackscapes: Augmented Reality 1.0
Urban Hackscapes: Augmented Reality 1.0

iPhone vs. pencil, or what the Library of Congress has to do with cartoon dinosaurs.

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