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This isn’t your grandfather’s model village.

Dan Lynch is a civil rights lawyer by day, and New York City’s most prolific (and legal) music bootlegger by night. These are his tapes.

Designer Arlin Ortiz spends his spare time creating old-fashioned maps of made-up places. Here be monsters, indeed.

Holy Jitter Bugs, Batman! In 1966, Frank Zappa recorded an album with Boy Wonder, and it’s a thing of very strange beauty. 

Meet Sam Barsky, the globetrotting knitwear legend behind these scenery-inspired sweaters. 

This short film shows how the paper marblers at Cockerell and Son used to make their hypnotic, beautifully crafted patterns.

Hitching a Ride on the Phantom Train

Thursday February 23, 2017

Take a ride on Australia’s abandoned railway lines with this hypnotising short film. 

Some bright spark has illustrated all 96 pages of the iTunes Terms and Conditions document in the style of classic cartoon strips. Learning has never been this much fun.

The “dystopian document thriller” puts you in the shoes of a border agent charged with deciding who enters the fictional country of Arstotzka.

The writing wasn’t always Pulitzer-worthy, but the artwork adorning old sci-fi books deserves a place in the annals of art history.

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