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Migrant detention centers are almost as invisible as the people they hold, their plans classified, photography prohibited. Toronto-based artist Tings Chak created a visual narrative through Canada’s centers that’s a mix of graphic novel and architectural design.

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Post image for A Colorful Compendium of Infographics for Understanding the World Now

From the amount the potential tax revenue from legalizing drugs worldwide to disappearing seed varieties, data journalist David McCandless transforms abstract information into engaging visuals.

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A New Guide to New York’s Subterranean Art

by Allison Meier on November 10, 2014

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There are over 250 art projects lodged in the transit infrastructure of New York City. Some are garish or grand mosaics that cover whole subway tunnels, others you might walk by for years without recognition. A new book compiles them in a guide to city’s subterranean galleries.

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The Graphics of the Great War in France

by Allison Meier on November 7, 2014

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More than any conflict before it, World War I was a visual battle. Propaganda proliferated across the fronts, and magazines, newspapers, photography, early films, and even fashion and children’s books were involved in a rally of imagery on a large scale.

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Post image for New Scans of the Voynich Manuscript, a Medieval Book No One Can Read

The Voynich Manuscript is one of the most obsessed-over historical enigmas. A medieval book dating from the late 15th or 16th century, its strange, flowing script has never been deciphered, its origins never determined.

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Post image for Belief, Reason, and the Origins of the World in a Striking Series of 19th-Century Illustrations

Galileo and other troublemakers aside, science and religion didn’t have such a complete falling out until the 19th century.

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Post image for Lunar Mountains and Divine Spheres: 1,000 Years of Illustrating Outer Space

In a new book called Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time, published this month by Abrams, Michael Benson examines over a thousand years of mapping the great beyond.

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Post image for Cats, Cans, and More Curiosities from Toy Camera History

The colorful history of toy cameras, those affordable film cameras in plastic boxes, is being celebrated in a new book.

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Fifty Shrinks by Sebastian Zimmermann

“In contrast to other medical specialists’ offices with their practical equipment of examining tables and rolling tools, the therapist’s work space has few obvious demands beyond seating for clinician and patient,” psychiatrist and photographer Sebastian Zimmermann writes in an introduction to Fifty Shrinks.

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New Art Book Plays with Scale

by Allison Meier on October 1, 2014

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Big Art/Small Art by Tristan Manco, out later this month from Thames & Hudson, is an attempt to see what size means to art in the 21st century.

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