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AIGA Archives
9 Artists
9 Artists
AUTHOR: Bartholomew Ryan
PUBLISHER: Walker Art Center
ART DIRECTOR: Emmet Byrne
DESIGNER: Andrea Hyde
DESIGN FIRM: Walker Art Center design studio


A Guide for the Perplexed
A Guide for the Perplexed
AUTHOR: Dara Horn
PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton & Company
ART DIRECTOR: Ingsu Liu
DESIGNER: Jaya Miceli


A Map of Tulsa
A Map of Tulsa
AUTHOR: Benjamin Lytal
PUBLISHER: Penguin
ART DIRECTOR: Paul Buckley, Roseanne Serra
DESIGNER: Jason Ramirez


Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites
Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites
AUTHOR: Clara Kim
PUBLISHER: Walker Art Center
ART DIRECTOR: Emmet Byrne
DESIGNER: Dante Carlos
DESIGN FIRM: Walker Art Center design studio


All Souls
All Souls
AUTHOR: Javier Marías
PUBLISHER: Vintage
ART DIRECTOR: John Gall
DESIGNER: Katya Mezhibovskaya


Ametsuchi
Ametsuchi
AUTHOR: Rinko Kawauchi
PUBLISHER: Aperture
DESIGNER: Hans Gremmen


Apology
Apology
AUTHOR: Jon Pineda
PUBLISHER: Milkweed Editions
ART DIRECTOR: Brad D. Norr
DESIGNER: Brad D. Norr
DESIGN FIRM: Brad Norr Design


Aristotle and Black Drama
Aristotle and Black Drama
AUTHOR: Patrice D. Rankine
PUBLISHER: Baylor University Press
DESIGNER: Tim Green
DESIGN FIRM: Faceout Studio


Beatles VS. Stones
Beatles VS. Stones
AUTHOR: John McMillian
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
ART DIRECTOR: Jackie Seow
DESIGNER: Jason Heuer


Berlin Alexanderplatz
Berlin Alexanderplatz
AUTHOR: Alfred Doblin
PUBLISHER: Everest
ART DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu


Blind Field
Blind Field
AUTHOR: Edited by Tumelo Mosaka and Irene V. Small; with contributions by Luiza Interlenghi, Sérgio Bruno Martins, and Cristiana Tejo
PUBLISHER: Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ART DIRECTOR: Cheryl Towler Weese
DESIGNER: Silja Hillmann, J. Brad Sturm
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Blue


Brave Genius
Brave Genius
AUTHOR: Sean B. Carroll
PUBLISHER: Crown Publishing Group, Random House
ART DIRECTOR: Christopher Brand
DESIGNER: Elena Giavaldi
DESIGN FIRM: Crown Publishing Group


Buck
Buck
AUTHOR: MK Asante
PUBLISHER: Spiegel and Grau (Random House)
ART DIRECTOR: Greg Mollica
DESIGNER: Kevin Brainard


DOCTOR SLEEP
DOCTOR SLEEP
AUTHOR: KING, STEPHEN
PUBLISHER: Scribner
ART DIRECTOR: Tal Goretsky
DESIGNER: Tal Goretsky


Elders (hardcover)
Elders (hardcover)
AUTHOR: Ryan McIlvain
PUBLISHER: Crown Publishing Group, Random House
ART DIRECTOR: Christopher Brand
DESIGNER: Ben Wiseman
DESIGN FIRM: Crown Publishing Group


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AUTHOR: Franz Wright
PUBLISHER: Alfred A. Knopf
ART DIRECTOR: Peter A. Andersen
DESIGNER: Betty Lew


Fahrenheit 451, 60th Anniversary
Fahrenheit 451, 60th Anniversary
AUTHOR: Ray Bradbury
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
ART DIRECTOR: Jackie Seow
DESIGNER: Matt Owen


Interracial Couples, Intimacy, and Therapy
Interracial Couples, Intimacy, and Therapy
AUTHOR: Kyle D. Killian
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky
DESIGNER: Jordan Wannemacher


Janelle Lynch: Barcelona
Janelle Lynch: Barcelona
AUTHOR: Janelle Lynch
PUBLISHER: Radius Books
ART DIRECTOR: David Chickey
DESIGNER: David Chickey
DESIGN FIRM: Radius Books


Night Film
Night Film
AUTHOR: Marisha
PUBLISHER: Pessl
ART DIRECTOR: Paolo Pepe
DESIGNER: John Gall
DESIGN FIRM: John Gall Design


Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four
AUTHOR: George Orwell
PUBLISHER: Penguin Books
ART DIRECTOR: Jim Stoddart
DESIGNER: David Pearson
DESIGN FIRM: Type as Image


No One Here But All Of Us
No One Here But All Of Us
AUTHOR: Ramona Ausubel
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus
DESIGNER: Jon Gray
DESIGN FIRM: gray318


Penguin Drop Caps Series
Penguin Drop Caps Series
AUTHOR: Herman Melville; E. Nesbit; John O'Hara
PUBLISHER: Penguin
ART DIRECTOR: Paul Buckley
DESIGNER: Jessica Hische and Paul Buckley


Personae
Personae
AUTHOR: Sergio De La Pava
PUBLISHER: The University of Chicago Press
ART DIRECTOR: Jill Shimabukuro
DESIGNER: Isaac Tobin
DESIGN FIRM: The University of Chicago Press


Powers of time
Powers of time
AUTHOR: David Lapoujade
PUBLISHER: n-1 edições
ART DIRECTOR: Ricardo Muniz Fernandes
DESIGNER: Érico Peretta
DESIGN FIRM: n-1 edições


Psycho-Sexual
Psycho-Sexual
AUTHOR: David Greven
PUBLISHER: University of Texas Press
DESIGNER: Lindsay Starr


Salinger
Salinger
AUTHOR: David Shields and Shane Salerno
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
ART DIRECTOR: Jackie Seow
DESIGNER: Christopher Lin


Shady Characters
Shady Characters
AUTHOR: Keith Houston
PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton & Company
ART DIRECTOR: Ingsu Liu
DESIGNER: Jason Booher


Simpler
Simpler
AUTHOR: Cass R. Sunstein
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
ART DIRECTOR: Jason Heuer
DESIGNER: Jason Heuer


Solution 247–261: Love
Solution 247–261: Love
AUTHOR: Ingo Niermann, ed.
PUBLISHER: Sternberg Press
DESIGN FIRM: Zak Group


The Aesthetic Brain
The Aesthetic Brain
AUTHOR: Anjan Chatterjee M.D.
PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press
ART DIRECTOR: Brady McNamara
DESIGNER: Thomas Ng
DESIGN FIRM: Thomas Ng, Inc.


The Art of Lying Down
The Art of Lying Down
AUTHOR: Bernd Brunner
PUBLISHER: Melville House
DESIGNER: Christopher King


The Beatles Solo
The Beatles Solo
AUTHOR: Mat Snow
PUBLISHER: Race Point Publishing
ART DIRECTOR: Brad D. Norr
DESIGNER: Brad D. Norr
DESIGN FIRM: Brad Norr Design


The Black Cat
The Black Cat
AUTHOR: J.M. Geever
PUBLISHER: Fiction Advocate
DESIGNER: Matt Tanner
DESIGN FIRM: www.matt-tanner.com


The Book of Heaven
The Book of Heaven
AUTHOR: Patricia Storace
PUBLISHER: Pantheon Books
ART DIRECTOR: Peter Mendelsund
DESIGNER: Linda Huang
DESIGN FIRM: Pantheon Books


The Dinner
The Dinner
AUTHOR: Herman Koch
PUBLISHER: Crown Publishing Group, Random House
ART DIRECTOR: Christopher Brand
DESIGNER: Christopher Brand
DESIGN FIRM: Crown Publishing Group


The Empty Chair
The Empty Chair
AUTHOR: Bruce Wagner
PUBLISHER: Blue Rider Press
DESIGNER: Gregg Kulick


The Feel Good Factor (iyi hisset)
The Feel Good Factor (iyi hisset)
AUTHOR: Patrick Holford
PUBLISHER: Dogan Egmont
DESIGNER: Geray Gencer
DESIGN FIRM: Geray Gencer


The Last Winter of Dani Lancing
The Last Winter of Dani Lancing
AUTHOR: P. D. Viner
PUBLISHER: Crown Publishing Group, Random House
ART DIRECTOR: Christopher Brand
DESIGNER: Oliver Munday
DESIGN FIRM: Crown Publishing Group


The Narrow Circle
The Narrow Circle
AUTHOR: Nathan Hoks
PUBLISHER: Penguin
ART DIRECTOR: Paul Buckley
DESIGNER: Alison Forner


The Return
The Return
AUTHOR: Michael Gruber
PUBLISHER: Henry Holt
ART DIRECTOR: Rick Pracher
DESIGNER: Christopher Sergio
DESIGN FIRM: Christopher Sergio Design


The Story of My Purity
The Story of My Purity
AUTHOR: Francesco Pacifico
PUBLISHER: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ART DIRECTOR: Charlotte Strick
DESIGNER: Jason Ramirez
DESIGN FIRM: That and This


The United States of Paranoia
The United States of Paranoia
AUTHOR: Jesse Walker
PUBLISHER: Harper Collins
DESIGNER: Jarrod Taylor


The Waste Land
The Waste Land
AUTHOR: T. S. Eliot
PUBLISHER: Liveright Publishing Company
ART DIRECTOR: Albert Tang
DESIGNER: Jamie Keenan


This and Other Plays
This and Other Plays
AUTHOR: Melissa Gibson
PUBLISHER: Theatre Communications Group
DESIGNER: Helen Yentus and Jason Booher
DESIGN FIRM: Yentus & Booher


This Close
This Close
AUTHOR: Jessica Francis Kane
PUBLISHER: Graywolf Press
ART DIRECTOR: Katie Dublinski
DESIGNER: Kyle G. Hunter


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
AUTHOR: Truman Capote
PUBLISHER: Modern Library (Random House)
ART DIRECTOR: Greg Mollica
DESIGNER: Eric White


Unknown Pleasures
Unknown Pleasures
AUTHOR: Peter Hook
PUBLISHER: It Books / HarperCollins Publishers
ART DIRECTOR: Richard Ljoenes
DESIGN FIRM: HarperCollins Publishers


What The Family Needed
What The Family Needed
AUTHOR: Steven Amsterdam
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books
ART DIRECTOR: Lynn Buckley and Helen Yentus
DESIGNER: Jennifer Heuer
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Jennifer Heuer


Word-Gate
Word-Gate
AUTHOR: Poems by Edwin Thumboo
PUBLISHER: Self-published (500+ copies)
ART DIRECTOR: Mark D'Oliveira
DESIGNER: Mark D'Oliveira
DESIGN FIRM: Mark D'Oliveira





Observed | February 23

Five designers (including our co-founder Michael Bierut) illustrate global children‘s health stories you should know about. [BV]

Ending this Sunday, By the People: Designing a Better America at the Cooper Hewitt. [BV]

Curbed has an in-depth look at race and architecture, and the profession’s diversity problem. [BV]

Front Page News! NYT Since 1852, Under A Minute. [MPL]


Observed | February 22

Symbols of hate, and why they endure. (Via Christopher Simmons.) [JH]

The depressingly rapid decay of a neglected piece of ambitious modern architecture. [MB]

“One badly kept secret is that hardly any art school graduates go on to become professional artists. If you have decided to be one of them, give yourself a pat on the back. Next, develop a reputation as a team player.” Artists on pain, struggle, and eventual success. Also, um, stamina! [JH]

Iconic furniture = timeless investments? The Evening Standard thinks so! [JH]


Observed | February 21

The alienating personal technology device of the Victorian age: umbrellas. [MB]

Dutch author and illustrator Dickl Bruna, creator of the exquisite series of Miffy books, has died. [JH]

Students in Norway consider the future of prison design. [JH]

Are the decorative arts making a comeback because of 3D printing? [JH]

“Instead of asking what the design should look like, I wish we’d asked, ‘What can we do for you?’” What Robert Hammond learned from the High Line. [MB]

"Design is not an object or thing. Design is not taste.” An interview with Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic. [MB]


Observed | February 20

The Batbot Xtreme takes toy design to another level. [MPL]

Gerald Haltom‘s original 1958 sketches for the peace symbol. [MB]

Ugly buildings always photograph better at night (and other confessions of a former design magazine editor). [MB]

How Steven Heller redefined the design world. [MB]

Happy President‘s Day...? Ten times that Trump stirred up the design and architecture world. (And counting.) [MPL]


Observed | February 17

As the White House aims to stifle climate science, cities cooperate globally and plan locally, standing up to climate change. [BV]

The crude, vulgar, and celebrated art of Jean Dubuffet. [MPL]

Donald Judd on the relationship of artists and politics, 1970. [MB]

The most despised piece of furniture in the world has a name: Peggy. [MB]


Observed | February 16

The Statue of Liberty was modeled after an Arab woman. [MB]

Pratt Institute President Tom Schutte is the recipient of the 21st Rowena Reed Kostellow Award. [JH]

Why symbols matter. [MB]

Detroit, Design and the Future of Work—Detroit’s first exhibition as a UNESCO City of Design  [BV]

A Bug‘s Life meets Mulan and takes the form of this chair. [MPL]

Why do we have Wingdings and Dingbats? This short video explains all! [MB]


Observed | February 15

In the New Yorker this week, Design Observer contributor Rob Walker reviews the new Netflix series on design. [JH]



Jobs | February 23