40 Years of Family Photos

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Back in 1975, photographer Nicholas Nixon snapped a photograph of his wife and her three sisters. A year later, an opportunity presented itself for him to line them up in the same way and snap another—an event that has since gone on annually for the past 40 years. The New York Times recently revealed the latest in the series, and all of the photos will …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Elon Musk's new Tesla, the Nobel Prize-winning blue diode, skateboarding sculptor Stefan Janoski and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Norway’s Artistic Bank Notes The Kroner, Norway’s currency, just got a radical redesign and the result is simply stunning. After a call for submissions from the nation’s central bank Norges, architectural firm Snøhetta and graphic design company The Metric System were named co-victors. Each was offered one side on every note in the bill range, which will go into circulation in 2017. Snøhetta’s side …

Norway’s Artistic Bank Notes

Elon Musk's new Tesla, the Nobel Prize-winning blue diode, skateboarding sculptor Stefan Janoski and more in our weekly look at the web

The Kroner, Norway’s currency, just got a radical redesign and the result is simply stunning. After a call for submissions from the nation’s central bank Norges, architectural firm Snøhetta and graphic design company The Metric System were named co-victors. Each was offered one side on every note in the bill range, which will go into circulation in 2017. Snøhetta’s side is quite abstract and pixellated, …