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The strange history of opiates in America: from morphine for kids to heroin for soldiers | James Nevius

They went from common painkillers to blacklisted substances, and now they’re standard again. Along the way, efforts to criminalize haven’t stemmed usage<p>America’s burgeoning opiate problem is a tragedy, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise: it stretches back to the arrival of the Mayflower in …

Painkillers

Behance

The Best Time Of Day To Exercise, Study, Eat, And Sleep

There's a peak period to do just about everything, and here's why.<p>Regardless of whether or not you're a routine-oriented person, your body likes to stick to a pretty tight schedule.<p>Scientists have long known that our bodies have internal clocks, which regulate the physical, mental and behavioral …

Crazy Kids’ Inventions Turned Into Real Products (15 Pics)

British designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox asked over 450 children across Sunderland and South Tyneside, UK, to come up with ideas for inventions. …

The Brownstone: A Lovely Vintage Children’s Book About Accommodating Each Other’s Differences by Trailblazing Graphic Designer Paula Scher

Playful assurance that however vast our differences, there is always a mutually satisfying solution to be found.<p><i>“New York blends the gift of privacy with the excitement of participation,”</i> E.B. White wrote in his sublime 1949 ode to Gotham, one of the most beautiful books ever written. As singular a …

Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …

The Gnomes of Gnu (Anglais) Relié – 1 décembre 1992

Repliez vers l'arrière Repliez vers l'avant<p>Ecoutez Lecture en cours... Interrompu Vous écoutez un extrait de l'édition audio Audible<p>Voir cette …

The Three Astronauts Relié – 3 avril 1989

Legendary Lands: Umberto Eco on the Greatest Maps of Imaginary Places and Why They Appeal to Us

Celebrated Italian novelist, philosopher, essayist, literary critic, and list-lover <b>Umberto Eco</b> has had a long fascination with the symbolic and the metaphorical, extending all the way back to his vintage semiotic children’s books. Half a century later, he revisits the mesmerism of the metaphorical …

Where You Are: Cartography as Wayfinding for the Soul

Humanity has had a long and obsessive relationship with maps as sensemaking tools serving such diverse purposes as propaganda, imaginative interpretation, emotional memory, and timekeeping. Far from the precise navigational tools they once were, maps have now blossomed into masterworks of artful …

The Surrealist Chart of Erotic Hand Signaling

In the early 1920s, Surrealism emerged as a new cultural rhetoric and aesthetic rooted in using the element of surprise to open up new frontiers of the imagination, blending the playful with the philosophical. <b>A Book of Surrealist Games</b> (<i>public library</i>), originally published in 1991, is part …

Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life

In 1976, Italian artist, architect, and designer <b>Luigi Serafini</b>, only 27 at the time, set out to create an elaborate encyclopedia of imaginary objects and creatures that fell somewhere between Edward Gorey’s cryptic alphabets, Albertus Seba’s cabinet of curiosities, the book of surrealist games, and</i> …

Jay Quercia

Brooklyn-based illustrator and designer Jay Quercia recently gave his website a fresh makeover. With the update comes an impressive lineup of work …

A Friend of Mine Update

Lots of new and exciting work since we last checked in at the folks at A Friend of Mine. ——————–Also worth viewing… <br>Andy J Miller <br>Andrew Neyer …

David Doran

David Doran is a freelance illustrator based in the UK. A recent graduate of Falmouth University, he creates rich and layered work with a strong …

Recently Received

We’ve received some wonderful titles this week and i’m excited to share them. Included are entries from Nobrow, Laurence King, Princeton …

Visual Art Encyclopedia

Art

Creation: Ancient Indian Origin Myths, Brought to Life in a Breathtaking Illustrated Cosmogony

Consummate visual storytelling about life, death, the rhythms of time, and the beginning of art.<p><i>“We don’t need to credit an all-seeing God with the creation of life and matter,”</i> Douglas Rushkoff wrote in contemplating consciousness, <i>“to suspect that something wonderfully strange is going on in the</i> …

Spirituality

Beastly Verse: From Lewis Carroll to William Blake, Beloved Poems About Animals in Vibrant and Unusual Illustrations

“Stories are a meal. But poetry is a glass of water, perhaps even a single drop that will save your life.”<p>Half a century after <i>Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls</i>, legendary artist Tomi Ungerer’s illustrated compendium of famous authors’ verses about brothers and sisters, another singular illustrator of …

Literature

How much do musicians really make from Spotify, iTunes and YouTube?

Plus Tidal, Deezer, Rhapsody, Beats Music, Google Play and other digital services, as Information Is Beautiful updates its 2010 infographic<p>In 2010, data journalist and information designer David McCandless published an infographic on his Information is Beautiful website showing how much musicians …

Songwriting