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Artist Recreates Kanye's "Bound 2" as a Children's Book

New York-based graphic designer and illustrator Zak Tebbal presents Bound 2Gether, a children’s<p>New York-based graphic designer and illustrator Zak Tebbal presents <i>Bound 2Gether</i>, a children’s book translation of Kanye West’s “Bound 2.” Playfully bound in a petite pink booklet, the latest children’s …

Staten Island

This Lamp Only Turns On When You Use It To Charge Your Phone

Wireless charging is officially starting to take off. With the new Apple Watch, the world’s biggest gadget maker supports the technology; so does Ikea, which has released a furniture line that also doubles as wireless chargers. But what few designers are considering is how wireless charging can …

Wireless Charging

Sick of pollution? Soon, you could visit a clean-air bubble

Pollution Problem? Why Not Live in Urban Bubble Parks?<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in …

Pollution

Gallipoli: WWI's Most Disastrous Battle

It nearly ruined Winston Churchill’s career and launched Ataturk’s. On this day 100 years ago, tens of thousands died in one the most global battles …

Quirky Ideas For More Sustainable Cities

An underground bicycle storage facility in Japan could encourage more city-dwellers to cycle, knowing their transport will be safe<p>City living has …

San Francisco

What if novels got critiqued like corporate content?

<i>Each week, Evan Peterson rounds up stories from across the Web that scribes of all stripes should check out.</i><p>In this week's roundup, we find writing …

Creative Writing

China is building hundreds of insane new megacities

THEY seem like illusions at first glance — what were once sparsely populated landscapes are suddenly being transformed into mammoth cities.

China

7 Graphic Design Fails (#6 will have you scratching your head!)

I’m the first to admit my graphic design talents are average.In fact, I often struggle deciding whether to match my socks to my shoes or pants!That …

Graphic Design

Daily Inspiration #2044

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Graphic Design

Graphic Design for Print vs The Web: 15 Vital Differences You Need To Know About – Learn

<i>Print and web: two sides of the same design coin.</i><p>Though print and web designers have a lot in common, there are some important variations that people …

Graphic Design

Can a city become too big?

The number of megacities has been increasing so rapidly in the last few decades that many are experiencing serious growing pains. Molly Crain investigates.<p>There are now some three dozen megacities in the world, each sprawling areas home to more than 10 million people. Bigger cities come with …

Urbanism

The Urban Death Project: Designing A Better Way To Die

With her Urban Death centers, Katrina Spade wants to create a more environmentally sustainable way to die. Morbid or brilliant?<p>In her thirties, Katrina Spade* started thinking about death. She wondered what her parents would do with her body if she were to die and realized she had no idea. In …

Composting

Every Rap Song That Mentions Monica Lewinsky

During her very well-received TED Talk last week, Monica Lewinsky mentioned that she’s been referenced in almost 40 rap songs by artists like …

The Cost Of Bad Urban Design: $1 Trillion A Year

A new study from the Victoria Transport Policy Institute pinpoints the cost of the U.S.’s sprawling development.<p>Exactly how much does America’s sprawl cost every year? Somewhere in the range of a trillion dollars, according to a new research paper.<p>As part of an international research initiative …

Urban Design
Small Business

(Im)mortal Men: Kendrick Lamar, Tupac Shakur, And The Pimping of Butterflies

<b>“I want to be somewhat of an ambassador, internationally, for my generation. Not just for young black males, but for my generation as a whole.” –</b> …

Community Control Is Destroying America's Cities

Much of urban America, and New York City in particular, is in crisis. Cities are becoming desirable again, but planning is still stuck in the …

Urban Design

6 Steamy, Cheese-Free Romance Novels You Need to Read Now

Is it just us, or is the temperature finally heating up?<p>It's a great time to be a lover of romance novels. Not only did the <i>Fifty Shades</i> boom push steamy reads into the mainstream, there is never a shortage of new books on the market that will get you hot and bothered. These six books are …

Books

50 Great Novels About Madness

Not so much into March Madness? Well, perhaps you should look at it another way. March is the perfect month for reading books about madness — it is a …

The Art of Forgery: How Beltracchi fooled the art world for decades

'The director of this film knows nothing about art. It's a pity."<p>So says Wolfgang Beltracchi, the style-swiping painter and convicted fraudster who is the curious subject of <i>Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery</i>, a documentary by Arne Birkenstock. Beltracchi, 64, was the mastermind behind perhaps the …

Domestic Violence

11 Brand New Kendrick Lamar Lyrics Prove He's the Most Visionary Man in Hip-Hop

Over the course of five mixtapes, three albums and an EP Lamar has proved himself one of the most visionary artists in hip-hop. He frequently …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Necessary Raps: Why Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Is An Important Album For Modern Hip-Hop

To be clear, I’m not necessarily a Kendrick Lamar fan and this is not necessarily an album review for his latest release, <i>To Pimp A Butterfly.</i> As a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

History vs. Radric Davis: Why Gucci Mane Is the Most Influential Rapper of the Last Decade

With his vast and complex discography, there's no easy Gucci Mane story, but that's proof of his place in history, not a reason to write him out of it.<p><i>Image by Alex Cook</i><p>Though he sits behind bars, Gucci Mane is all around us. He is the most influential underground rapper of the past decade, if not …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How to Turn Data Into Stunning Visual Content

I don’t read nearly as much as I used to. With Tumblr, Feedly and countless other snackable content channels, I just don’t have the same attention …