Susan Morris | Essay
#NYFF2022: Building-Centric Films
Debbie Millman | Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Mickalene Thomas
Dana Arnett + Kevin Bethune | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S10E7: Marcia Lausen
Adam Harrison Levy | Essay
The Passion of George Lois
Connect 4 | Audio
Jonathan Jackson and Avalon Garrick: Time for Change
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
Critical Graphic Design: Critical of What?
| Books
Origins of Design Patents
Andrew Shea | Essays
Flies in Urinals: The Value of Design Disruptions
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Books. Still not dead.
Connect 4 | Audio
Min Lew and Zaiah Sampson: Finding Your Creative Voice
Scott Berkun | Books
The Powerful Decide
Adrian Shaughnessy | Books
Kaleena Sales | Terms of Service
Teaching Black Designers
Alexandra Lange | Opinions
Why Nicolai Ouroussoff Is Not Good Enough
Susan Morris | Essays
MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E2: Melanie Keen
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Dot Supreme
Sean Adams | Books
How Design Makes Us Think
Ellen Lupton | Terms of Service
Confidence Equity
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Lessons from the High Line
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Kicked A Building Lately?
Jessica Helfand | Audio
S9E01: Ellen Mirojnick
James Biber | Essays
Vestige(s) of Empire
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E3: Astra Taylor
Jason Grant | Essays
Against Branding: Part 1 — Design and Conflict
Jessica Helfand | From Our Archive
Total Recall
Jason Grant | Essays
Against Branding: Part 2 — Design and Happiness
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
The Whitney Identity: Responding to W(hat)?


We were sad to hear that the visionary George Lois, died last week. He was 91. [BV]

Chicago Design Through the Decades opens today and runs through the end of the year. The project starts with Art Deco in the 1920s and goes through the 2020s with digital portraits produced using neural networks. [BV]

Art and immersion, according to David Hockney. In London, through April. [JH]

Striking art and design faculty at Parsons and The New School make headlines—as they should. [JH]

Wakanda Forever‘s costumes represent a coming together of cultures. [BV]

Japandi! [JH]

Memorials are retrospective but also aspirational: They are statements about who we mourn and prescriptions for how we mourn; in a way, they are self-portraits. [JH]

Sirenia, a new font from Felix Braden, is made up of organic shapes and ornamental curves. [BV]

Asia’s premier annual event on design, innovation and brands for illuminating conversations with global creative leaders: from 28 November to 3 December. [JH]

Shrink it and pink it: Karen Korellis Reuther explores gender bias in product design. [BV]

We‘re listening to Sketch Model, a new podcast hosted by our friend Sara Hendren that focuses on on engineering education and its need for the humanities and arts. [BV]

Design and ... cannabis? [JH]

Brad Pitt—yes, THAT brad Pitt—and his man cave (including Nick Cave) of fellow bros—we mean, artists. (Yes, you read that correctly). [JH]

Design and the cringe factor. [JH]

Bold! Domed! and ROUND! The new smart watch. From Google. [JH]

Adobe. Figma. TWENTY BILLION DOLLARS. Discuss! [JH]

Can a design studio democratize innovation? Sam’s Club thinks so. [JH]

A retrospective of the South African artist, William Kentridge opens at the Royal Academy in London this week, and runs through early December. [JH]

When the former President of Harvard pays attention to typography, it’s time to pay attention to her. [JH]

Eye candy? (Eye dairy?) Behold: the Barcelona Butter Chair! [JH]

A new exhibit at the Victoria & Albert museum reveals what objects people choose to repair—and how they want them fixed. [BV]

NYC is looking for volunteer artists to paint its garbage trucks. [JH]

Dezeen announces the 2022 award winners. [JH]

Artificial intelligence in the service of ... the skyscraper? [JH]

The Smithsonian announces the winners of the National Design Award. [JH]

Wellness—for designers. [JH]

Jobs | November 26