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Stories for curious minds

Each week, we create a new illustrated story that teaches you something fascinating about the world.

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I love Hardbound. They are pushing the boundaries of mobile-based storytelling.”
Ev Williams
Founder of Twitter & Medium

Recent Work

Why Representation Matters at the Olympics How High School Became a Thing What 'Disruption' Really Means
Hardbound teaches you new things through inspiring stories. The history of emoji is my favorite. πŸ‘±πŸΌπŸ’•”
Ryan Hoover
Founder of Product Hunt
How Concrete Became a Thing Learn How Touchscreens Work (in 5 minutes) The Learned Astronomer

About Us

Our code, design, words, and art are created with love by: Nathan Bashaw, Joe Nguyen, Will Hoekenga, and Matt Montgomery-Taylor.

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