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Good-bye Mitchell Hooks (1923 - 2013)

A couple of days ago on Facebook, Dan Zimmer of Illustration Magazine shared some sad news: last weekend, Mitchell Hooks passed away.<p>How particularly …

Marvin Friedman: Famine and Feast

The 1960's was a challenging time for Marvin and every other illustrator trying to pursue a career in magazine illustration. Page counts were down as …

Stunning Images of NYC, Tokyo and Istanbul Using Geotagged Tweets

The Visual Insights team at Twitter has published some pretty spectacular images today which depict Europe, as well as a number of iconic cities including New York, Tokyo and Istanbul, using nothing more than the locations of geotagged Tweets.<p>The images here incorporate every geolocated Tweet sent …

Are We at the Electric Car’s Tipping Point?

“I would build a motorcar for the great multitude.”<p>That’s what Henry Ford proclaimed early in his career. Ford, of course, is associated with the …

Megyn Kelly takes on sexism

Megyn Kelly

Running the Gamut: Trudy Benson’s Flamboyant Restraint

Still in her twenties with three solos under her belt, Trudy Benson has been garnering a lot of attention, and it’s easy to see why. Her raucously …

These Abandoned Power Stations Are Majestic in Their Decay

1952... he's in the window!

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How Russians Forget Their Own Past

Our friend Andrew Pavelyev offers a response to my David's Book Club entry on David Satter's, <i>It was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway:</i><p>Yes, …

Gorgeous, Strange and Intense Propaganda Posters from China in the 1950s