The psychology of pleasure, a financial history of the world, how to analyze expressions to tell if someone's lying, and more
The illustrator and designer captures the joy, frustration, and humor of daily life with smart, whimsical sketches
An exercise in metadesign: a design book about design books points amateurs and experts alike to beauty and inspiration
Leah Dieterich set out to write daily thank-you notes—about anything. Her blog, and book, show off a life-changing mindset.
From Stefan Sagmeister to Yves Behar, a look at why famous creators create and where their inspiration comes from
Everything from cutting-edge scientific ideas to a new philosophy of learning to art that honors living in the moment
In her biography of an extraordinary woman, Laren Redniss uses an imaging process critical to the discovery of x-rays and radioactivity
Strategically placed in London and other cities, Isaac Cordal's tiny figurines explore the nature of urban solitude
A celebration of the thinker and Atlantic co-founder—and perhaps America's original geek—208 years after his birth
A look back at Aaron Koblin's TED Conference speech, an introduction to data visualization and its relation to narrative
Vintage photographic lantern slides show off the beautiful Egypt of the past that protests and instability have obscured
A look back at the work of Dieter Rams, who taught people that design should be unimposing and helpful
The LE GUN art collective's beautiful magazines have been hard to find—until now. A preview of a new compilation.
South African Township Barbershops & Salons reveals the culture, history, and soul of a country through its haircuts
A new book uses typographic design to apply the rules of Arabic to English—and foster mutual understanding
On the anniversary of Velcro's U.S. patent, a celebration of one of the best examples ever of biomimetic design
From Paulo Coelho, Stefan Sagmeister, and other artists, advice and wisdom for designers—or really just about anyone
Two psychologists argue that everyone's mind contains a liar, a cheat, and a sinner. But there is always a saint, too.
A writer and two designers show us the homes of famous authors, from Flannery O'Connor to Zora Neale Hurston
A new book explores the imagery—and historical and social impact—of train travel through more than 500 graphics