If you’ve ever judged a book by its cover, you might have been looking at the work of designer Peter Mendelsund.

Learn about the art of his designs.

These people don’t know each other. And they’re not models or actors.

They’re strangers, brought together for the “Touching Strangers” project — a photo experiment from Richard Renaldi, who’s traveled around the country and asked strangers to touch each other with the familiarity of a friend or family member.

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"You don’t want to write out of habit, you want to write out of necessity."

-Charles Wright, the new U.S. Poet Laureate

"It’s all those small details that make a good story into a great story."

-“Searching for Sugarman” director Malik Bendjelloul spoke with us in 2013 about pursuing goals, no matter how long the journey takes.

A battle with cancer in the 1940s left artist Henri Matisse confined to a wheelchair. Poor health prevented him from painting, but didn’t stop him from creating art. Instead of using a paintbrush, he began — as he described it — “painting with scissors.”

Learn more about his cut-outs.

"Kurt spoke to the underdog, the music freaks, the outcasts, the people fed up with top 40 and hair bands. He changed not just how music was played, but how we listened to music."
20 years after Kurt Cobain’s death, we asked Talib Kweli, The Pixies, Girl Talk, radio host John Richards and more how they remember Nirvana’s frontman.

"Kurt spoke to the underdog, the music freaks, the outcasts, the people fed up with top 40 and hair bands. He changed not just how music was played, but how we listened to music."

20 years after Kurt Cobain’s death, we asked Talib Kweli, The Pixies, Girl Talk, radio host John Richards and more how they remember Nirvana’s frontman.

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Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock

Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

Beautiful gif art. <3

The art of the subtle gif.

(via npr)

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How do you build a cathedral, school, home for refugees? If you’re the 2014 Pritzker Prize winner, you use paper.

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