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Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Greatest Type Designers
Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Greatest Type Designers

A voyeuristic look at the underbelly of the art-science of typography.

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A Brief History of Menu Design, 1850-1985
A Brief History of Menu Design, 1850-1985

What vintage restaurants reveal about the economy, creative influences and the evolution of foodie culture.

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Noma Bar’s Minimalist Vector Portraits of Cultural Icons
Noma Bar’s Minimalist Vector Portraits of Cultural Icons

What Shakespeare’s unanswered questions have to do with Einstein’s unkempt hair and Britpop.

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Made in Russia: Vintage Curiosities of Soviet Design
Made in Russia: Vintage Curiosities of Soviet Design

What the 1980 Olympics have to do with IKEA and medieval helmets for modern role-playing games.

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10 Essential Books on Typography
10 Essential Books on Typography

What Arab culture has to do with industrial ideals, midcentury design and Victorian hand-lettering.

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How Alex Steinweiss Invented the Album Cover
How Alex Steinweiss Invented the Album Cover

A brief history of music for the eyes, or how to go from brown paper to design revolution in 7 pounds.

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