Madeline Leung Coleman

Illustration
Melody and motherhood push this month’s cover artist to explore her own ultra-vibrant aesthetic.
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Photography
How the military, a marathoner, and the relentless march of capitalism turned protein bars into an unlikely American staple.
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Illustration
The artist behind Topic’s ode to Mother Earth on finding grounding in natural materials, and why kids are the best anti-procrastination tool out there.
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Illustration
The artist behind the April 2019 cover may not be religious, but when he gets an idea for a painting, he’s ready to take it on faith.
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Politics is the art of compromise. And pettiness.
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The worlds of music, fashion, art, media, television and film are filled with big egos and small-minded acts.
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From sultans to plebes, history is filled with petty acts and actors.
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Photography
Fear, resilience, and funerals on Chicago’s South and West Sides, where gun violence is epidemic.
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Bring property and humans together, and pettiness reigns.
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Athletes may try to reach great heights, but they often settle for petty.
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Brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, and, of course, lovers—the cast of some incredible moments in petty.
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Illustration
From Trump to college sports, 50 Cent, and a fight over the length of Subway’s subs, 60 incredible moments of small-minded behavior.
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Illustration
The online immigration forums where foreign nationals learn how to make it to America.
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Illustration
Yes, Topic’s February 2019 cover was constructed out of real dollar bills. Meet the artist who turns currency into collage.
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Feature
A visual history of the unholy union between live actors and animation.
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Illustration
No sweetheart in your life? Tired of feeling rejected and confused? Luckily for you, the world is full of places that were made for wallowing.
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Illustration
Is it possible to revitalize a city block with only one house left?
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Illustration
Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not watching you. An interview with Daniel Zender, creator of Topic’s very suspicious March 2019 cover art.
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