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The Joy Of Illustrated Maps In The Era Of Google Earth

There was a time when map assignments arrived from clients in a FedEx envelope, full of research, including Xerox’ed maps taped together and marked …

The Open University Presents 'Design in a Nutshell,' from Gothic Revival to Postmodernism

Last week, we learned (or relearned) Dieter Rams' Ten Principles of Good Design through a nicely-executed animation by Design Silesia. Today, we have …

Why hand-drawn maps are back in the picture

"Maps and memories are bound together; a little as songs and love affairs are," writes Adam Gopnik in the preface to newly-released picture book …

New Guide: Creating a Successful Photography Portfolio

Our latest free educational guide, <i>Creating a Successful Photography Portfolio</i>, contains major insights from seasoned photography consultants on how …

grain editThe Beauty of Letterpress

Neenah Paper recently launched The Beauty of Letterpress, an impressive online resource and showcase. The site features valuable links, educational …

‘Everything I Can See From Here’, a tale of miscommunication by Sam Taylor and Bjorn Aschim - The Fox Is Black

Making friends with new people can be difficult, especially if they’re from another planet. This short video, directed by Sam Taylor and Bjorn Aschim …

Iain Banks: why I'm supporting a cultural boycott of Israel

I support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign because, especially in our instantly connected world, an injustice committed against …

Fiction Podcast: Margaret Atwood Reads Mavis Gallant

Margaret Atwood first discovered the work of Mavis Gallant through a story Gallant wrote for the <i>The New Yorker</i> about a convent school in Montreal where the girls are made to wear rubber aprons in the bath. Atwood, who hails from Canada, says she remembers thinking, This person must be Canadian. Who …

Top 15 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

Photoshop is a magnificent tool that can help you save time and money by editing images in an efficient manner. Unfortunately, the learning curve for …

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This column will change your life: the joy of losing

Anyone born in the 70s to parents of an even slightly knit-your-own-muesli disposition must have encountered the horror of "non-competitive games". …