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AIGA Archives
9 Artists
9 Artists
Bartholomew Ryan
(Walker Art Center, )
A Guide for the Perplexed
A Guide for the Perplexed
Dara Horn
(W.W. Norton & Company, )
A Map of Tulsa
A Map of Tulsa
Benjamin Lytal
(Penguin, )
Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites
Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites
Clara Kim
(Walker Art Center, )
All Souls
All Souls
Javier Marías
(Vintage, )
Ametsuchi
Ametsuchi
Rinko Kawauchi
(Aperture, )
Apology
Apology
Jon Pineda
(Milkweed Editions, )
Aristotle and Black Drama
Aristotle and Black Drama
Patrice D. Rankine
(Baylor University Press, )
Beatles VS. Stones
Beatles VS. Stones
John McMillian
(Simon & Schuster, )
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Alfred Doblin
(Everest , )
Blind Field
Blind Field
Edited by Tumelo Mosaka and Irene V. Small; with contributions by Luiza Interlenghi, Sérgio Bruno Martins, and Cristiana Tejo
(Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, )
Brave Genius
Brave Genius
Sean B. Carroll
(Crown Publishing Group, Random House, )
Buck
Buck
MK Asante
(Spiegel and Grau (Random House), )
DOCTOR SLEEP
DOCTOR SLEEP
KING, STEPHEN
(Scribner, )
Elders (hardcover)
Elders (hardcover)
Ryan McIlvain
(Crown Publishing Group, Random House, )
F
F
Franz Wright
(Alfred A. Knopf, )
Fahrenheit 451, 60th Anniversary
Fahrenheit 451, 60th Anniversary
Ray Bradbury
(Simon & Schuster, )
Interracial Couples, Intimacy, and Therapy
Interracial Couples, Intimacy, and Therapy
Kyle D. Killian
(Columbia University Press, )
Janelle Lynch: Barcelona
Janelle Lynch: Barcelona
Janelle Lynch
(Radius Books, )
Night Film
Night Film
Marisha
(Pessl, )
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four
George Orwell
(Penguin Books, )
No One Here But All Of Us
No One Here But All Of Us
Ramona Ausubel
(Riverhead Books, )
Penguin Drop Caps Series
Penguin Drop Caps Series
Herman Melville; E. Nesbit; John O'Hara
(Penguin, )
Personae
Personae
Sergio De La Pava
(The University of Chicago Press, )
Powers of time
Powers of time
David Lapoujade
(n-1 edições, )
Psycho-Sexual
Psycho-Sexual
David Greven
(University of Texas Press, )
Salinger
Salinger
David Shields and Shane Salerno
(Simon & Schuster, )
Shady Characters
Shady Characters
Keith Houston
(W.W. Norton & Company, )
Simpler
Simpler
Cass R. Sunstein
(Simon & Schuster, )
Solution 247–261: Love
Solution 247–261: Love
Ingo Niermann, ed.
(Sternberg Press, )
The Aesthetic Brain
The Aesthetic Brain
Anjan Chatterjee M.D.
(Oxford University Press, )
The Art of Lying Down
The Art of Lying Down
Bernd Brunner
(Melville House, )
The Beatles Solo
The Beatles Solo
Mat Snow
(Race Point Publishing, )
The Black Cat
The Black Cat
J.M. Geever
(Fiction Advocate, )
The Book of Heaven
The Book of Heaven
Patricia Storace
(Pantheon Books, )
The Dinner
The Dinner
Herman Koch
(Crown Publishing Group, Random House, )
The Empty Chair
The Empty Chair
Bruce Wagner
(Blue Rider Press, )
The Feel Good Factor (iyi hisset)
The Feel Good Factor (iyi hisset)
Patrick Holford
(Dogan Egmont, )
The Last Winter of Dani Lancing
The Last Winter of Dani Lancing
P. D. Viner
(Crown Publishing Group, Random House, )
The Narrow Circle
The Narrow Circle
Nathan Hoks
(Penguin, )
The Return
The Return
Michael Gruber
(Henry Holt, )
The Story of My Purity
The Story of My Purity
Francesco Pacifico
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, )
The United States of Paranoia
The United States of Paranoia
Jesse Walker
(Harper Collins, )
The Waste Land
The Waste Land
T. S. Eliot
(Liveright Publishing Company, )
This and Other Plays
This and Other Plays
Melissa Gibson
(Theatre Communications Group, )
This Close
This Close
Jessica Francis Kane
(Graywolf Press, )
Truman Capote Series: In Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Complete Stories, Portraits and Observations
Truman Capote Series: In Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Complete Stories, Portraits and Observations
Truman Capote
(Modern Library (Random House), )
Unknown Pleasures
Unknown Pleasures
Peter Hook
(It Books / HarperCollins Publishers, )
What The Family Needed
What The Family Needed
Steven Amsterdam
(Riverhead Books, )
Word-Gate
Word-Gate
Poems by Edwin Thumboo
(Self-published (500+ copies), )



Observed | September 28

The relationship between design environments and cognitive function. Here’s the original study. [JH]

An exhibition in New York celebrates the accomplishments of the working designer while framing a larger conversation about a defining moment of creative syncretism. [JH]

Design fans? Look no further! [JH]

"When you start tinkering with things ... the consumer kind of gets a little testy.” A plea to return to the "vastly superior design" of Target (pill) bottles. [JH]

“Visually, anyway, there was a discernible arc to the event, with Mr. Trump growing more agitated as the night wore on, and Mrs. Clinton becoming almost giddy with what felt increasingly like genuine pleasure.” One reporter watches the first US Presidential debate—with the sound off. [JH]


Observed | September 27

Audi’s longstanding design flaw—and its failure to admit it. [JH]

Le Corbusier once said, “If you want to see bad taste, go into the houses of the rich.” On design—and disease. [JH]

Cory Doctorow explains design fiction. [JH]

Times Higher Education explains what a design degree is actually worth. [JH]


Observed | September 26

Design. And desire! [JH]

“The future is already here,” says Fiat design chief Ralph Gilles. ”It’s just not here. It’s in different places.” [JH]

The Art Directors Club, a fixture on the New York advertising and design scene since 1920, is closing down to be acquired by The One Club. [MB]

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund fights censorship, protects First Amendment rights, and provides legal representation for comic creators facing prosecution. [JH]

One word: plastics! [JH]

A fashion guide for today’s stylish federal employee. [MB]


Observed | September 23

The reason your neighborhood increasingly resembles a boring shopping mall is because somebody’s banker prefers it that way [MB]

A pantheon of record sleeve designers pick their favorites. [MB]

Molly Young and Teddy Blanks team up to produce a periodic table of NYC trash. [JH]

The Financial Times, on the comfort—and value—of Gerrit Rietveld’s classic zig-zag chair. [JH]

A new book suggests that design is at the core of all innovation. [JH]

90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visual content is processed 60,000 times faster than text. [JH]

“In just a few years, understanding programming will be an indispensable part of active citizenship.” Reflections on the ethical dimensions of coding. [JH]


Observed | September 22

Farewell, Rollo Tamasi. Remembering the remarkably versatile director Curtis Hanson and his best movie, L.A. Confidential. [MB]

“Design to me is about improving our daily life—it is not about creating another lamp or another chair.” Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde wins the design innovation medal in London. [JH]

A deepening interest in helping to define what design in China actually means. [JH]

The EpiPen is just one more example in a long tradition of designers “solving” design problems by adding instructions, rather than fixing the underlying design itself. [JH]

TestLab Berlin—an immersive design program from ArtCenter in California. [JH]

The art schools Fidel Castro built—and then neglected. [MB]


Observed | September 21

In December, DC Comics and IDW Publishing will publish “Love Is Love,” a 144-page comic book whose proceeds will benefit Equality Florida and its fund for those affected by the June 12 attack at the Pulse nightclub in Florida. [JH]

Disney characters with a military aesthetic: painting as propaganda in (North!) Korea. [JH]



Jobs | September 28