The Comic Book Story Of Video Games

The Comic Book Story Of Video Games

Video games fit nicely at an intersection of technology, art and culture. So it’s fun to see their history expressed in an artistic, comic-book form. The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution…

Fliers and the Art Of Being Clever

Fliers and the Art Of Being Clever

Something I noticed about clever fliers posted around neighborhoods: they usually start in areas of, say, SF or NYC, then trickle down to other hipster-ish neighborhoods at the expected rate of virality. Whether you’re looking for fodder to post in…

The Startup Way

The Startup Way

As founders – here at Civilizr and other enterprises like Refinery Lab – we were naturally intrigued to get a copy of Eric Ries’ The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth…

Tyler the Creator x Eames Collab

Hypebeasts that we are, we probably couldn’t love this video of Tyler the Creator learning about the design and creation of the Eames lounge even more. (Also, his face when he learns there are “fake chairs”…) Check out what he…

Cherry Bombe

Cherry Bombe

Cherry Bombe by Kerry Diamond is our instant winner for the most high-impact cookbook cover of the year – it’d be equally at home on your lucite coffee table with your fashion books as it would be in your all-white…

The Life-Changing Manga Of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Manga Of Tidying Up

Perhaps you read Marie Kondo’s “The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up” and thought “This Konmari thing is okay, but I need a slightly more kawaii version of this book.” Well, here it is: The Life-Changing Manga Of Tidying Up….

Understanding Color In Photography

Understanding Color In Photography

The use of color in photography goes far beyond those desaturating Instagram filters. Effective use of light, exposure and color has a substantial influence on the drama and mood of any given photo. In Understanding Color in Photography: Using Color,…

Absurdity: Eva Hesse

Hyperallergic has a wonderful exclusive clip from the recently released Eva Hesse documentary; you should check it out. “Absurd” is a recurring theme when the artists (Ethelyn Honig, Michael Todd and Nancy Holt) in the clip discuss Hesse’s work, and…

How Music Works

How Music Works

How Music Works by David Byrne is an interesting foray into the world of music-making, appealing to general history as well as delving into his personal experience with Talking Heads, Brian Eno and others. He explores social forces, technological changes…

Red Teaming

Red Teaming

Even before starting “Red Teaming: How Your Business Can Conquer the Competition by Challenging Everything” we presumed from the title it had military roots. It does, and it also starts with a quote from Sun Tzu’s “The Art Of War,”…