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Graphic designer Milton Glaser shares why he thinks that not being quite sure is a good way to be.

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What drives invention? Sometimes, it’s back pain. Here’s how to prime your own creativity to make something new.

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Russian artist Uldus creates surreal photographic portraits of maidens, demons, heroines and gnomes.

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Designer and data visualization expert Manuel Lima has been watching with interest as the network has emerged as a powerful way to visualize many of the things going on in the world around us. Here, he shares some of his favorite graphics.

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There really is a flag design rule book, and radio host Roman Mars abides by its principles religiously. Well, perhaps not all the time. Some flags are apparently too excellent to obey the rules …

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British designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick describes how to bring a human scale and whimsical sensibility to urban life, to create a fabulous future fit for us all.

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Supertall buildings have become just another part of the urban scenery. They are, writes science fiction writer Bruce Sterling, “stunningly factual, immediately obvious, impossible to overlook.” But what of the unbuilt towers of the future? What might *they* look like. With his customary lyricism, Sterling describes four classes of future skyscraper.