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Stunning Handcrafted Felt-on-Felt Typographic Homage to Melville’s <em>Moby-Dick</em>
Stunning Handcrafted Felt-on-Felt Typographic Homage to Melville’s Moby-Dick

“Almost forgetting for the moment all thoughts of Moby Dick, we now gazed at the most wondrous phenomenon which the secret seas have hitherto revealed to mankind.”

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The Lives They Lived: Artists Remember Cultural Heroes We Lost
The Lives They Lived: Artists Remember Cultural Heroes We Lost

“Because she declared, ‘We’ve come a long way,’ and she led our way to get here.”

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Anaïs Nin on Love, Hand-Lettered by Debbie Millman
Anaïs Nin on Love, Hand-Lettered by Debbie Millman

“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer… It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you.”

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Anaïs Nin on Life, Hand-Lettered by Artist Lisa Congdon
Anaïs Nin on Life, Hand-Lettered by Artist Lisa Congdon

“You live out the confusions until they become clear.”

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Litographs: Classic Books as Typographic Prints Supporting Global Literacy
Litographs: Classic Books as Typographic Prints Supporting Global Literacy

Literature and art converge to combat book famine and bibliowaste.

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Id-Grids and Ego-Graphs: A Typographic Confabulation with Finnegans Wake
Id-Grids and Ego-Graphs: A Typographic Confabulation with Finnegans Wake

“First we feel. Then we fall.”

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A Typographic Tour of New York City at Night
A Typographic Tour of New York City at Night

“No other city in the world stages dusk to dawn like New York City.”

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Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili
Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili

Three decades of typographic magic, graphic elegance, and combinatorial creativity.

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Lesser-Known Contributions to Graphic Design
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Lesser-Known Contributions to Graphic Design

Shedding new light on the iconic architect’s legacy through the kaleidoscope of his diverse design work.

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A Typographic Literary Map of San Francisco, in a Puzzle
A Typographic Literary Map of San Francisco, in a Puzzle

From Kerouac to Steinbeck by way of The Mission.

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