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WEEKLY EMAIL: NOVEMBER 17, 2011


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FEATURED THIS WEEK : PATRICK CRAMSIE

The World's Best-Known Portrait

The world's best-known portrait is … a work of graphic design… not a painting, nor a photograph — and yet most designers are unaware of the origins of this world famous image.
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JOHN FOSTER

Accidental Mysteries, 11.13.11

Accidental Mysteries, a weekly cabinet of visual curiosities curated by John Foster, highlights images of design, art, architecture and ephemera brought to light by the magic of the digital age.
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ADAM HARRISON LEVY

Disaster with a D

The famous movie Star had twice failed to show up for the interview. On both occasions a hotel suite had been booked, film lights set up, microphones tested, food and drinks ordered. On both occasions we waited for over five hours for her to arrive. The crew passed the time by sending emails, making phone calls and gorging on the food. I paced.
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Accidental Mysteries, 11.06.11

Accidental Mysteries, a weekly cabinet of visual curiosities curated by John Foster, highlights images of design, art, architecture and ephemera brought to light by the magic of the digital age.
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POEM OF THE WEEK

"Design" (1995)

"Design," a poem by Billy Collins.
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