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Launched in November 1995 by Alan Webber and Bill Taylor, two former Harvard Business Review editors, Fast Company magazine was founded on a single premise: A global revolution was changing business, and business was changing the world. Discarding the old rules of business, Fast Company set out to chronicle how changing companies create and compete, to highlight new business practices, and to showcase the teams and individuals who are inventing the future and reinventing business.

181 Breeds Of Dog On One Awesome Poster

It’s enough to make you pet your computer screen! If you were into that or whatever.

Just in time for the Puppy Bowl, Pop Chart Lab has released The Diagram Of Dogs ($22), a deep dive of 181 purebred dog breeds crammed into one 18″x24″ poster. As with all of Pop Chart Lab’s work, the poster has been meticulously hand-illustrated. But why so many white dogs were placed on a white poster, we may never know.

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Can Graffiti Be Good For Cities?

Graffiti isn’t always a sign of criminal disorder; it can actually be a boon to cities’ economies.

Late last year, 5Pointz a graffiti hotspot in Queens, New York was whitewashed, erasing years of graffiti by artists from all over the world. Since the ’90s, street artists have been allowed to spray paint the walls of the warehouse in Long Island City, and the work that appears has long been curated by the graffiti artist Meres, whose goal was to turn the industrial space into a graffiti museum. More recently, the building’s owner, Jerry Wolkoff, forged ahead with plans to tear the warehouse down and turn the property into high-rise apartment buildings, starting by painting over the existing graffiti.

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How Steve Jobs Almost Put A Little Man In Every Mac

It was one of Jobs’s most whimsical ideas: a mysterious cartoon character that would live inside each Macintosh computer. Then, the grim practical reality of early computing set in. This is the legend of Mr. Macintosh.

In February, 1982, a manic Steve Jobs bounded into the office of Andy Hertzfeld, the primary software architect of Apple’s top-secret next gen computer, the Mac (which celebrates its 30th birthday today). Wild-eyed and obviously excited, the 27-year-old Jobs waved his hands around his head and shouted, “Mr. Macintosh! We’ve got to have Mr. Macintosh!”

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The Masterful, Eye-Popping Posters Of Tom Eckersley

A new exhibition honors one of the godfathers of modern graphic design. Here’s a look at some of Eckersley’s best work.

Tom Eckersley, one of the godfathers of modern graphic design, would have turned 100 this year. Tom Eckersley: Master of the Poster, an exhibition at the London College of Communication, celebrates the centenary of his birth, showcasing 40 of his most striking posters from the 1940s to the 1980s. He was, perhaps, one of the few designers who could take a subject like the dangers of long hair and turn it into an artful and bold work of art.

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16 Amazing Photographs From NASA’s Golden Age

See images of the first moonwalk, the first earthrise seen from human eyes, and the first shuttle launch from Kennedy Space Center, all showcased in a glorious new exhibition.

As exciting as the future of space travel may be, its past is just as thrilling. For All Mankind: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1983, a new exhibition at London art gallery Breese Little, showcases more than 100 photographs from the golden age of space exploration. The photographs depict NASA from babyhood (Eisenhower established NASA in 1958) to adolescence, picturing the first spacewalk by a United States astronaut (Edmund White in 1965), the first earthrise witnessed by human eyes (1968), the first walk on the moon (1969), the first-ever shuttle launch at Kennedy Space Center (1981), and the first rendezvous of two spacecraft in space (even rockets get lonely).

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Incredible Light Paintings Bring Wrecked Cars To Life

Finnish artist Janne Parviainen uses long exposure photography and lights to create these stunning, luminescent photographs.

Six years ago, Helsinki-based artist Janne Parviainen took a walk home at night with his camera, an old Canon Ixus 40. When he later developed the film, he discovered he’d left the long exposure on during his walk and accidentally snapped a photo. Streetlights had drawn glowing trails across the image. “I got really excited about them and started immediately testing other ways to experiment with light and long exposure photography,” Parviainen tells Co.Design. “Since then, I have totally fallen in love with the light art medium.”

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A Woman Designed The Paper Bag

And other celebrations of women in design, in MoMA’s current exhibit, Designing Modern Women, 1890-1990. Take that, patriarchy!

Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Saul Bass, Dieter Rams, Jony Ive. It doesn’t take a genius to note that the design stars of the past century have been mostly men. Here to give female designers their due is MoMA’s Designing Modern Women, 1890-1990, which runs until October. Culled entirely from the museum’s permanent collections, it celebrates the most prominent women of late 19th- and 20th-century-design, from dance pioneer Loïe Fuller to furniture designer Eileen Gray to graphic-design great April Greiman.

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Jane Austen, Game Theorist? Ha

Claiming famous artists operated under the auspices of modern scientific thought ignores what art is all about.

“Art does not have winners.” This is the argument William Deresiewicz makes as he skewers political scientist Michael Suk-Young Chwe’s latest book, Jane Austen, Game Theorist in The New Republic. In the vein of Jonah Lehrer’s Proust Was a Neuroscientist, Chwe’s book stakes a claim that Jane Austen, the 19th-century novelist who brought us Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma, was a pioneer in exploring the 20th-century mathematical concept of game theory, the study of the way people make decisions.

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Comic Book Heroes Get A Gorgeous Native American Makeover

Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man look truly stunning following a traditional, Pacific Northwest makeover.

We all know Batman when we see him, but he always looks a little different, depending on the artist. Whereas in the hands of Dick Sprang, Batman is a barrel-chested 1920s strong man, in the hands of Frank Miller, Batman is an ever-evolving shadow of sinew–a monster darker than the night itself.

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A Gorgeous Time-Lapse Of Chile’s Night Sky

Photographer Nicholas Buer spent 12 days looking at the stars in the Atacama Desert.

Between the high altitude, the dry, cloudless air and the lack of light pollution, the Atacama Desert of northern Chile boasts some of the greatest views of the night sky on Earth. Photographer Nicholas Buer, an amateur astronomer, spent 12 days capturing the beauty of the Atacama’s landscape for a time-lapse video called “Ancients.”

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