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The unique visual style of Wes Anderson

In his own words, Wes Anderson explains different aspects of his visual style. Nicely edited together by Nelson Carvajal at Way

9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Design Thinking

How Lippincott, the branding and strategy firm behind Coca-Cola’s swirl, Starbucks’s logo, and Samsung’s global identity, fuses creativity and analytics.<p>I lead an unusual company. Lippincott, part of the highly analytical management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, is the creative force behind the …

The Esoteric Symbols Behind User Interfaces, Explained

Power? Bluetooth? USB? You’ve seen their symbols. Here’s where they came from.<p>We already know where the @ symbol came from, but what about every other strange glyph that appears across our gadgets and user interfaces? While we may have learned to identify the power symbol or the Bluetooth …

Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson

The past few years have given us some stellar graphic nonfiction, lending the comic book genre to “grown-up” storytelling ranging from photojournalism to media history to biography. <b>Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson</b> (<i>public library</i>) offers exactly what it says on the tin, and does so …

Maurice Sendak’s Rare Velveteen Rabbit Illustrations circa 1960

It’s no secret I have a wicked obsession with vintage children’s book illustration, especially from obscure editions by famous authors or artists. For instance, I recently discovered some fantastic little-known artwork by Andy Warhol for two volumes of the <i>Best in Children’s Books</i> series from …

A Photographer Rediscovers The Crumbling Remains Of Tatooine

A photographer finds abandoned sets used in the Star Wars films crumbling in the desert.<p>In <i>Star Wars</i> (or <i>Episode IV</i> if you want to be like <i>that</i>), Luke Skywalker spends the first 15 minutes whining about his misfortune for having been born on Tatooine. He can’t go to Beggar’s Canyon to shoot womp rats …

David Foster Wallace’s Timeless Graduation Speech on the Meaning of Life, Adapted in a Short Film

On May 21, 2005, David Foster Wallace got up before the graduating class of Kenyon college and delivered one of history’s most memorable commencement addresses. It wasn’t until Wallace’s death in 2008 that the speech took on a life of its own under the title <i>This Is Water</i>, and was even adapted into …