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Every Movie Poster Saul Bass Ever Designed

The man who launched a million “minimalist movie posters” (try not to hold that against him), graphic designer Saul Bass may have spent most of his …

Graphic Design

How a California real estate developer helped create Apple as we know it

With an innovative architectural style that brought elegant living to the masses, real estate developer Joseph Eichler left an indelible mark on California in the 1960s.<p>His beautifully simple blueprints also had an undeniable impact on Apple’s co-founders — although Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs …

Steve Wozniak
Architecture

Hollywood blacklisted my father Dalton Trumbo: now I’m proud they’ve put him on screen

Mitzi Trumbo on the father who wrote Spartacus and Roman Holiday and was a victim of Hollywood’s anti-communist witch-hunts<p>When Mitzi Trumbo was 15, she opened her front door to find one of Hollywood’s most famous actors standing outside. It was Kirk Douglas. A few days later, Laurence Olivier …

By: Zqchary Matthews

JP, wonderful article hitting on all the great designs. In your photo of the classic Eames 670, you show a wonderful chair, but one that has been …

50 Years of 'Rubber Soul': How the Beatles Invented the Future of Pop

A look back at the glorious moment when the Fab Four grew up<p>Happy 50th birthday to <i>Rubber Soul</i>, the album where the Beatles became the Beatles. It was …

Ringo Starr

Dr. Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali and What Their Secret Friendship Teaches Us Today

<i>[This is dedicated to Mark Marqusee, who taught me the history below, and Jasiri X, who inspired me to write it.]</i><p>Muhammad Ali and Dr. Martin Luther …

12 Stephen Hawking Quotes Reveal How A Genius Thinks

Doctors told him he had a few years to live.<p>He's now 72 and one of the foremost physicists alive — a professor at the University of Cambridge, an investigator of black holes, and the author of the bestselling book "A Brief History of Time."<p>Here are a dozen quotes showing Hawking's approach to …

Stephen Hawking

Singer Presents Burt Bacharach with Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Stevie Nicks: 'When We Walk Into The Room, We Have To Float In Like Goddesses'

The true rock legends change the game. Stevie Nicks, as a member of Fleetwood Mac, and later in her solo career, changed the game not only for women, but for what you could do in rock as a songwriter and a singer. While living in the male-dominated world of the very peak of the music industry in …

Mick Jagger

Synopsis<p>Born Michael Phillip Jagger on July 26, 1943, in Dartford, England, Mick Jagger, the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, has become a rock …

Clint Eastwood

Synopsis<p>Born on May 31, 1930, in San Francisco, California, Clint Eastwood got his big break with a starring role on the television program <i>Rawhide</i>. …

Clint Eastwood

Jackson Pollock

Synopsis<p>Born on January 28, 1912, in Cody, Wyoming, artist Jackson Pollock studied under Thomas Hart Benton before leaving traditional techniques to …

Childhood Heroes, Part 2, Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali

Cassius Marcellus Clay. The "Lousiville Lip." "The Greatest" heavyweight boxing champ of all time. "Floated like a butterfly, stung like a bee!" My second boyhood hero... long before he became known as the most famous man on the planet, Muhammad Ali. In 1960, when I was 13 years old, 18-year-old …

The Evolution Of Steve Jobs

If Apple’s rise depended on the standard Steve Jobs clichés, what are we to make of its dominance now? Time to revisit—and correct—the myth.<p>Wunderkind. Jerk. Innovator. Tyrant. (All of the above.) Even now, almost four years after his death, it’s hard to read a story about Steve Jobs that doesn’t …

The Steve Jobs You Didn’t Know: Kind, Patient, And Human

The untold story of Tim Cook’s friendship with Steve Jobs—and why Jobs wouldn’t let Cook try to save his life.<p>According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, he first learned about Steve’s need for a liver transplant in January 2009. By that time Steve wasn’t coming into the office at all, and Cook would visit …

7 people who broke the law to change the world

Nelson Mandela is, hands down, one of the most important and celebrated figures of our lifetime.<p>Mandela represents equality, fairness, democracy and …

Architecture

SHELTER - Julius Shulman

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Premier Prentice is pulling off a most Canadian coup

"<i>If you will the end, you must will the means."</i> Prime Minister Francis Urquhart, <i>House of Cards</i> (original British version)<p>Alberta politics looks like a replay of 1993, when premier Ralph Klein attacked the provincial budget deficit with an austerity program. In an economic sense, the challenge …

How to escape education's death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, …

Steve Jobs' 14 Most Inspiring Quotes

With a life as storied as he had, it's no wonder that Steve Jobs is remembered not only for running an incredibly successful company, but for being tremendously outspoken.<p>He seemingly had an opinion on everything, and his thoughts often echoed his obsessive commitment to quality at Apple, whether …

Motivation

The Most Famous Whistleblowers on Why They Leaked

Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden on accountability in government<p>America's most famous whistleblowers, Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden, talked via video at a New York hacker conference earlier this week. What follows is a condensed transcript highlighting a portion of their exchange on why they …

5 Mid-Century Designers You Should Know by TRNK

With mid-century design making such a major comeback over the past several years, American greats like Eames and Saarinen are once again ubiquitous, …

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

Ingvar Kamprad

11 Influential Quotes From Google's Sergey Brin, Who Co-Founded One Of The Most Powerful Companies In The World

Today, Google does a little bit of everything — from email, to wearable technology, and smartphone software.<p>But that wasn't always the case. When Brin and CEO Larry Page built Google, they focused on one specific problem: revolutionizing the way people search the web.<p>Here are a few quotes from …

Sergey Brin

21 Quotes From Bill Gates That Take You Inside The Mind Of The World's Richest Man

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, which he and his wife set up in 1997, gives away nearly $4 billion a year.<p>The Financial Times wrote that "through the stroke of pen on cheque book, Gates probably now has the power to affect the lives and well-being of a larger number of his fellow humans than …

Warren Buffett