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How It Works by Austin Kleon

To create his famous Newspaper Blackout Poems, artist Austin Kleon “blacks out” newspaper articles with a marker, creating poetry out of the words that remain. “How it works: I will give you whatever you want for all the cartwheels you’re doing for me,” Kleon unearths from an article about hedge fund investing. “Like many of my poems, it’s about my wife,” he sweetly explains.  This romantic print is among our special Valentine’s Day selections—see them all here.

Prints of this edition begin at $60. Check out Austin Kleon’s excellent Tumblrs, newspaperblackout.com and tumblr.austinkleon.com.

Atari by Hollis Brown Thornton

Artist Hollis Brown Thornton is borne back ceaselessly into our digital past. “The collection of games is a tribute to these digital origins, as well as a tribute to the excellent artwork on these worn out cartridges,” says Thornton.

Do you have fond memories of playing these games? Are any of the cartridges still in your possession?

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Watercolor Sydney by Stamen Design

It’s almost Australia Day, the antipodean continent’s version of Independence Day, commemorating the arrival of 11 really big ships into Botany Bay and the emergence of a new southern nation. Today, 20x200’s two resident Aussies—Matthew Tribe (Sydney) and Emma Pearse (Canberra)—compare memories with Watercolor Sydney, a vibrant rendering of Sydney, Australia, where the famed harbor is sparkling and where, at this time of year, locals are getting around in flip-flops. Keep reading.

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Untitled #6 by Jessica Bruah

What story does this image tell? Artist Jessica Bruah began her project Stories, from which this image is taken, as a way to merge her interests in writing and photography. “The work is influenced by the formal qualities of short fiction and its tendency to focus on a single mood or event,” says Bruah.

This enigmatic photograph contains elements that could be innocuous or sinister, depending on the tale created by the viewer. For what purpose will the gasoline can be used?

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Crystalline Bunker by Aili Schmeltz 

From our SoHo HQ beneath the misty skies of wintry NYC, we’re looking across the continent to Aili Schmeltz’s Crystalline Bunker, an homage to the sunny dystopia that is suburban L.A.

The highways and the high life—Los Angeles can feel like Sodom and Gomorrah, bewitching, beautiful and a bit wicked at once. Schmeltz lives and works in L.A. and is free about her mixed feelings: “My recent drawings examine my love/hate relationship with the city of Los Angeles.” Keep reading.

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A Map of the Open Country of a Woman’s Heart by D.W. Kellogg & Co.

Created by a Connecticut woman in the first half of the 19th century, this image reveals much about its era’s attitude toward women. Take a minute to inspect the map, which includes locales like the Pyramids of Fashion and Dandy’s Rest. And at the very center you’ll find its greatest region—the City and District of Love.  Learn more.

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Mountaineer in an Ice Cave of Paradise Glacier, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 1925 by 20x200 Artist Fund

In this stark, otherworldly image, the silhouette of ’20s mountaineer Thomas G. Hermans confronts a Krypton-like ice cave in Paradise Glacier in Washington State’s Rainier National Park. The photograph was discovered in a promotional album dated 1923–1931 and credited to Tacoma’s Ranapar Studio, which was founded by Seattle photographer Asahel Curtis. According to the University of Washington Libraries:

During the 1920s and 1930s, the park drew thousands of hikers and mountaineers from all around the world to the mountain’s major attractions, including summit climbs and excursions to its famous glaciers and ice caves. Touring the park in ‘auto stages’ on the newly developed scenic roads was another popular pastime and wildlife viewing, including feeding the animals, was encouraged. Additional public campsites and picnic areas were soon added, as well as new tourist enticements such as dog sledding, tobogganing and horseback tours, with guides outfitted as cowboys.

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Mazamas Making Their Way up the Hogsback towards the Summit of Mt. Hood, 1963 by 20x200 Artist Fund

Some see snowy peaks and icy caves as a daunting reminder of our human limitations. Others see the challenge nature has always provided us. As climber George Mallory famously said when asked why he scaled Mt. Everest, “Because it’s there.”

Retired Forest Service employee and current avalanche safety expert Roland Emetaz—also known as Mr. Em—shot this photo of Mazamas club climbers on Oregon’s Mt. Hood scaling the mountain’s Hogsback ridge, which runs from Crater Rock to the so-called Pearly Gates and the summit. Inspired by the Nahuatl Indian word for “mountain goat,” Oregon mountaineers, male and female, founded the adventuring club Mazamas (pronounced “mah-zah-maz”) on the mountain’s summit in 1894. Learn more.

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