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Reads tagged with “typography”

A Child of Books: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Wondrous World of Words and Stories
A Child of Books: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Wondrous World of Words and Stories

A jubilant paean to books as participatory engines of self-discovery, self-creation, and self-transformation.

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A Darkly Delightful 1905 Poem Celebrating Punctuation, Newly Illustrated in Silkscreened Typographic Art
A Darkly Delightful 1905 Poem Celebrating Punctuation, Newly Illustrated in Silkscreened Typographic Art

“The semicolons’ mournful racket is drowned out by surrounding brackets…”

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From the Gold Rush to Silicon Valley: How Mark Twain Became the Steve Jobs of His Day
From the Gold Rush to Silicon Valley: How Mark Twain Became the Steve Jobs of His Day

The power of mischief, timing, and typography.

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David Foster Wallace on Leadership, Illustrated and Read by Debbie Millman
David Foster Wallace on Leadership, Illustrated and Read by Debbie Millman

“A leader’s real ‘authority’ is a power you voluntarily give him, and you grant him this authority not with resentment or resignation but happily.”

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The Geography of Great Literature, in Hand-Lettered Typography
The Geography of Great Literature, in Hand-Lettered Typography

Twain, Didion, Thoreau, White, McCarthy, Eugenides.

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Advice from My 80-Year-Old Self: An Artist’s Bittersweet Legacy of Real Wisdom from Strangers Ages 7 to 88
Advice from My 80-Year-Old Self: An Artist’s Bittersweet Legacy of Real Wisdom from Strangers Ages 7 to 88

“Nothing will be what you expected.”

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A Vintage Illustrated Love Letter to Books and How They’re Made
A Vintage Illustrated Love Letter to Books and How They’re Made

“There is a reason for nearly everything.”

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Whatever You Are, Be a Good One
Whatever You Are, Be a Good One

From Tolstoy to Tumblr, a compendium of timeless wisdom on life.

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Edith Windsor on Love and the Truth about Equality, Illustrated
Edith Windsor on Love and the Truth about Equality, Illustrated

“If you really care about the quality of somebody’s life as much as you care about the quality of your own…”

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Self-Portrait as Your Traitor: A 21st-Century Illuminated Manuscript
Self-Portrait as Your Traitor: A 21st-Century Illuminated Manuscript

“One must have a reason for reflection — an eye to admire variations.”

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