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100 Buildings
TITLE: 100 Buildings
AUTHOR: Thom Mayne & Eui-Sung Yi‎ with text by Val Warke
PUBLISHER: Rizzoli

BOOK DESIGNER: Lily Bakhshi
JACKET DESIGNER: Lily Bakhshi
DESIGN FIRM: Morphosis



3+2: Durbach Block Jaggers
TITLE: 3+2: Durbach Block Jaggers
AUTHOR: Edited by Andrew Mackenzie
PUBLISHER: Uro Publications

BOOK DESIGNER: Mark Gowing
JACKET DESIGNER: Mark Gowing
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mark Gowing
DESIGN FIRM: Formist



A Bird of a Different Feather : A Picture Book
TITLE: A Bird of a Different Feather : A Picture Book
AUTHOR: Kyoka Izumi
PUBLISHER: Kokushokankokai Inc.

BOOK DESIGNER: Hiroki Izumiya
JACKET DESIGNER: Hiroki Izumiya
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Hiroki Izumiya
ART DIRECTOR: Hiroki Izumiya
DESIGN FIRM: iD.(Izumiya Design Office)



A Gathering of Medieval English Manuscripts: The Takamiya Collection at the Beinecke Library
TITLE: A Gathering of Medieval English Manuscripts: The Takamiya Collection at the Beinecke Library
AUTHOR: Raymond Clemens, DianeDucharme, and Emily Ulrich
PUBLISHER: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

BOOK DESIGNER: Rebecca Martz
JACKET DESIGNER: Rebecca Martz
DESIGN FIRM: Yale University / Office of the University Printer



A way out of the mirror
TITLE: A way out of the mirror
AUTHOR: Geoffrey Farmer, Kitty Scott
PUBLISHER: National Gallery of Canada / Mousse Publishing

BOOK DESIGNER: Stefan Canuel
DESIGN FIRM: National Gallery of Canada



After the Mass-Age
TITLE: After the Mass-Age
AUTHOR: Chris Riley
PUBLISHER: An^log

BOOK DESIGNER: Fredrik Averin
JACKET DESIGNER: Fredrik Averin
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Fredrik Averin
ART DIRECTOR: Fredrik Averin
DESIGN FIRM: Fredrik Averin



AIA Small Project Practitioners 2016 Review
TITLE: AIA Small Project Practitioners 2016 Review
AUTHOR: Carolyn Adams for The American Institute of Architects
PUBLISHER: The American Institute of Architecture

BOOK DESIGNER: Carolyn Skaggs Chapple
JACKET DESIGNER: Carolyn Skaggs Chapple
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Carolyn Skaggs Chapple
DESIGN FIRM: Metrodesign: A Creative Studio



Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter
TITLE: Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter
AUTHOR: Brian Cotnoir
PUBLISHER: Khepri Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Lara Captan
JACKET DESIGNER: Lara Captan
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Brian Cotnoir
ART DIRECTOR: Brian Cotnoir



America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting
TITLE: America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting
AUTHOR: Yuriko Jackall et al.
PUBLISHER: National Gallery of Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Brad Ireland
JACKET DESIGNER: Brad Ireland
DESIGN FIRM: National Gallery of Art



American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery From Sea to Shining Sea
TITLE: American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery From Sea to Shining Sea
AUTHOR: Barton Seaver
PUBLISHER: Sterling Epicure

BOOK DESIGNER: Carrie Anne Seaver
JACKET DESIGNER: Carrie Anne Seaver
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Carrie Anne Seaver
ART DIRECTOR: Carrie Anne Seaver
DESIGN FIRM: Anemone Design



Amplified Urbanism
TITLE: Amplified Urbanism
AUTHOR: Authors various. Managing editors: Christopher James Alexander and Gloria Gerace
PUBLISHER: Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects

BOOK DESIGNER: Julia Luke
JACKET DESIGNER: Julia Luke
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Julia Luke
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Luke
DESIGN FIRM: Julia Luke Inc.



Analogue Photography
TITLE: Analogue Photography
AUTHOR: Andrew Bellamy / John Z. Komurki
PUBLISHER: Ars-Imago Editions

BOOK DESIGNER: Andrew Bellamy
JACKET DESIGNER: Andrew Bellamy
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Andrew Bellamy
ART DIRECTOR: Andrew Bellamy



Andy Warhol: Dark Star
TITLE: Andy Warhol: Dark Star
AUTHOR: Douglas Fogle
PUBLISHER: Museo Jumex / DelMonico Books • Prestel

DESIGN FIRM: Purtill Family Business



Ângelo de Sousa: La couleur et le grain noir des choses
TITLE: Ângelo de Sousa: La couleur et le grain noir des choses
AUTHOR: Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian – Délégation en France
PUBLISHER: Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian – Délégation en France

BOOK DESIGNER: Lizá Ramalho & Artur Rebelo
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Lizá Ramalho & Artur Rebelo
ART DIRECTOR: Lizá Ramalho & Artur Rebelo
DESIGN FIRM: R2



Ann Hamilton: habitus
TITLE: Ann Hamilton: habitus
AUTHOR: Ann Hamilton, Patricia C. Phillips‎, Susan Lubowsky Talbott
PUBLISHER: Prestel

BOOK DESIGNER: Takaaki Matsumoto
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Takaaki Matsumoto
DESIGN FIRM: Matsumoto Incorporated



Anna Bella Geiger. Physical and Human Geography
TITLE: Anna Bella Geiger. Physical and Human Geography
AUTHOR: La Casa Encendida. Curated by Estrella de Diego
PUBLISHER: La Casa Encendida

BOOK DESIGNER: José Duarte
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: José Duarte
DESIGN FIRM: José Duarte



Anne Imhof: Faust
TITLE: Anne Imhof: Faust
AUTHOR: Anne Imhof/Susanne Pfeffer, German Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia
PUBLISHER: Koenig Books

DESIGN FIRM: Zak Group



Armadillo World Headquarters
TITLE: Armadillo World Headquarters
AUTHOR: Eddie Wilson with Jesse Sublett
PUBLISHER: TSSI Publishing

BOOK DESIGNER: Lindsay Starr
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Lindsay Starr
DESIGN FIRM: Lindsay Starr Communication & Book Design



arquitetos associados
TITLE: arquitetos associados
AUTHOR: arquitetos associados — andré luis prado, alexandre brasil, bruno santa cecília, carlos alberto maciel, paula zasnicoff cardoso
PUBLISHER: miguilim

BOOK DESIGNER: mateus valadares
JACKET DESIGNER: mateus valadares
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: mateus valadares
ART DIRECTOR: mateus valadares
DESIGN FIRM: mateus valadares estudio



Ars Botanica
TITLE: Ars Botanica
AUTHOR: Tim Taranto
PUBLISHER: Curbside Splendor Publishing

BOOK DESIGNER: Alban Fischer
JACKET DESIGNER: Alban Fischer
DESIGN FIRM: Alban Fischer Design



Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World
TITLE: Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World
AUTHOR: By Alexandra Munroe with Philip Tinari, Hou Hanru. Text by Jane DeBevoise, Katherine Grube, Lu Mingjun, Stephanie H. Tung, Anthony Yung, Xiaorui Zhu-Nowell.
PUBLISHER: Guggenheim Museum Publications

BOOK DESIGNER: Miko McGinty
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Lisa Naftolin



Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope
TITLE: Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope
AUTHOR: Frauke V. Josenhans. With essays by Marijeta Bozovic, Joseph Leo Koerner, and Megan R. Luke
PUBLISHER: Yale University Art Gallery

BOOK DESIGNER: Christopher Sleboda
JACKET DESIGNER: Christopher Sleboda
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Christopher Sleboda
ART DIRECTOR: Christopher Sleboda



Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano LA
TITLE: Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano LA
AUTHOR: Texts by C. Ondine Chavoya, David Evans Frantz, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Leticia Alvarado, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Simon Doonan, Colin Gunckle, Joshua Javier Gúzman, Iván A. Ramos and Richard T. Rodríguez. Edited by C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz with Macarena Gómez-Barris.
PUBLISHER: USC Libraries and DelMonico Books • Prestel

BOOK DESIGNER: Kimberly Varella
JACKET DESIGNER: Kimberly Varella
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Kimberly Varella
ART DIRECTOR: Kimberly Varella
DESIGN FIRM: Content Object



Backpack's Pocket (Bolso de Mochila)
TITLE: Backpack's Pocket (Bolso de Mochila)
AUTHOR: Ilda Castedo
PUBLISHER: Ilda Castedo

BOOK DESIGNER: Raquel Castedo
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Raquel Castedo
ART DIRECTOR: Raquel Castedo



Bark
TITLE: Bark
AUTHOR: Georges Didi-Huberman / translated by Samuel E. Martin
PUBLISHER: Th MIT Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Erin Hasley
JACKET DESIGNER: Erin Hasley
DESIGN FIRM: The MIT Press



Basquiat: Boom for Real
TITLE: Basquiat: Boom for Real
AUTHOR: Dieter Buchhart, Eleanor Nairne, Lotte Johnson
PUBLISHER: Prestel Publishing

DESIGN FIRM: A Practice For Everday Life



Beijing Overshoot
TITLE: Beijing Overshoot
AUTHOR: Claudia Jaguaribe
PUBLISHER: Éditions Bessard

BOOK DESIGNER: Gabriela Castro, Gustavo Marchetti, Paulo André Chagas, Stephanie Y. Shu [design assistant]
ART DIRECTOR: Gabriela Castro, Gustavo Marchetti, Paulo André Chagas
DESIGN FIRM: Bloco Gráfico



Best of Summer Yearbook
TITLE: Best of Summer Yearbook
AUTHOR: Potter
PUBLISHER: Clarkson Potter

BOOK DESIGNER: Lise Sukhu
JACKET DESIGNER: Lise Sukhu
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marysarah Quinn
ART DIRECTOR: Danielle Deschenes



Betye Saar Still Tickin'
TITLE: Betye Saar Still Tickin'
AUTHOR: Sara Cochran / Terry Neff
PUBLISHER: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Brad Jones
JACKET DESIGNER: Brad Jones
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Peter Shikany
ART DIRECTOR: Brad Jones
DESIGN FIRM: ps:studios inc.



Bilbao
TITLE: Bilbao
AUTHOR: Iker Gil
PUBLISHER: MAS Context

BOOK DESIGNER: Mick Terán and Oskar Hernández
ART DIRECTOR: Mick Terán and Oskar Hernández
DESIGN FIRM: Meneo



Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection
TITLE: Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection
AUTHOR: Ian Berry and Jack Shear
PUBLISHER: Tang Museum | Prestel DelMonico

BOOK DESIGNER: Jean Egger
JACKET DESIGNER: Jean Egger



Boundless
TITLE: Boundless
AUTHOR: Jillian Tamaki
PUBLISHER: Drawn & Quarterly




Brae
TITLE: Brae
AUTHOR: Dan Hunter
PUBLISHER: Phaidon Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Philipp Hubert, Sebastian Fischer
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Philipp Hubert, Sebastian Fischer
ART DIRECTOR: Philipp Hubert, Sebastian Fischer
DESIGN FIRM: Hubert & FIscher



Brand Intimacy A New Paradigm In Marketing
TITLE: Brand Intimacy A New Paradigm In Marketing
AUTHOR: Mario Natarelli & Rina Plapler
PUBLISHER: Hatherleigh

DESIGN FIRM: MBLM



Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
TITLE: Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
AUTHOR: Sarah Schrauwen, Lucienne Roberts, Rebecca Wright
PUBLISHER: GraphicDesign&

BOOK DESIGNER: Lucienne Roberts, Sarah Schrauwen
JACKET DESIGNER: Lucienne Roberts, Sarah Schrauwen
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Lucienne Roberts
DESIGN FIRM: LucienneRoberts+



Candy/A Good and Spacious Land (Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie)
TITLE: Candy/A Good and Spacious Land (Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie)
AUTHOR: Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie. With essays by Christopher Klatell and Laura Wexler and an introduction by Pamela Franks
PUBLISHER: Yale University Art Gallery

BOOK DESIGNER: Christopher Sleboda
JACKET DESIGNER: Christopher Sleboda
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Christopher Sleboda
ART DIRECTOR: Christopher Sleboda
DESIGN FIRM: Yale University Art Gallery



Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity's Most Transformational Process
TITLE: Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity's Most Transformational Process
AUTHOR: Jen Townsend and Renée Zettle-Sterling/Sandra Korinchak
PUBLISHER: Schiffer Publishing




Change, Coordinates + Someone Else
TITLE: Change, Coordinates + Someone Else
AUTHOR: Multi-authored. Editor: Laura Triggs Metzler
PUBLISHER: Self Published

BOOK DESIGNER: Mobius Design Studio
JACKET DESIGNER: Mobius Design Studio
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mobius Design Studio
ART DIRECTOR: Mobius Design Studio
DESIGN FIRM: Mobius Design Studio



Chasing Bocuse: America's Journey to the Culinary World Stage
TITLE: Chasing Bocuse: America's Journey to the Culinary World Stage
AUTHOR: Philip Tessier
PUBLISHER: Prestel Publishing

DESIGN FIRM: Level, Calistoga, CA



Cherry Bombe
TITLE: Cherry Bombe
AUTHOR: Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu
PUBLISHER: Clarkson Potter

BOOK DESIGNER: Claudia Wu
JACKET DESIGNER: Claudia Wu
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marysarah Quinn
ART DIRECTOR: Stephanie Huntwork



Chihuly
TITLE: Chihuly
AUTHOR: Edited by Joanna L. Groarke
PUBLISHER: The New York Botanical Garden / DelMonico Books • Prestel

DESIGN FIRM: Barbara Glauber / Heavy Meta



Chronicle Books: The First 50 Years
TITLE: Chronicle Books: The First 50 Years
AUTHOR: Chronicle Books
PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Pamela Geismar
JACKET DESIGNER: Pamela Geismar with the In-House Design Dept at Chronicle Books
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Michael Carabetta
ART DIRECTOR: Pamela Geismar
DESIGN FIRM: Domino Design



Cocktails of the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology
TITLE: Cocktails of the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology
AUTHOR: Will Francis and Stacey Marsh
PUBLISHER: Prestel Publishing

DESIGN FIRM: Stacey Marsh



COLLECTING ON THE EDGE: Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
TITLE: COLLECTING ON THE EDGE: Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
AUTHOR: Bolton Colburn/George Wanlass/w Tom Frick
PUBLISHER: Utah State University

BOOK DESIGNER: Garland Kirkpatrick
JACKET DESIGNER: Garland Kirkpatrick
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Garland Kirkpatrick
ART DIRECTOR: Garland Kirkpatrick
DESIGN FIRM: www.gmatter.la



Color Design Workbook: Updated
TITLE: Color Design Workbook: Updated
AUTHOR: Sean Adams
PUBLISHER: Rockport Publishers

BOOK DESIGNER: Sean Adams
JACKET DESIGNER: Sean Adams
DESIGN FIRM: The Office of Sean Adams



Conflicting interests
TITLE: Conflicting interests
AUTHOR: Luke Cody
PUBLISHER: Luke Cody

BOOK DESIGNER: Xose Teiga
JACKET DESIGNER: Xose Teiga
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Xose Teiga
ART DIRECTOR: Xose Teiga
DESIGN FIRM: xose teiga, studio.



Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture
TITLE: Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture
AUTHOR: multiple
PUBLISHER: The MIT Press and New Museum

BOOK DESIGNER: Emily Gutheinz
JACKET DESIGNER: Emily Gutheinz



Cultivating a Creative Culture
TITLE: Cultivating a Creative Culture
AUTHOR: Justin Dauer
PUBLISHER: Lead Hand Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Justin Dauer
JACKET DESIGNER: Justin Dauer
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Justin Dauer



Cutting edge R&D leading to innovation
TITLE: Cutting edge R&D leading to innovation
AUTHOR: Israel Institute for Biological Research
PUBLISHER: Tirosh Digital LTD

BOOK DESIGNER: Eliyah Gamburg
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Omri Damti
ART DIRECTOR: Eliyah Gamburg
DESIGN FIRM: Tennis



David Sedaris Diaries A Visual Compendium
TITLE: David Sedaris Diaries A Visual Compendium
AUTHOR: David Sedaris, Jeffrey Jenkins / Asya Muchnick
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company

BOOK DESIGNER: Jeffrey Jenkins
JACKET DESIGNER: Jeffrey Jenkins
DESIGN FIRM: Jeffrey Jenkins Projects (Jenkins & Page, NYC)





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Observed | February 21

The case against popular culture: it‘s not just bad art, it enslaves us to repetition and robs us of aesthetic freedom. [BV]

Ready to embrace robots? [MPL]


Observed | February 20

At Stanford’s School of Continuing Education, a dive into the relationship between happiness and design. Here’s the syllabus. [JH]

Tackling Cape Town’s water crisis while reconsidering what might be considered luxury or waste. [BV]

Chicago toddler knows his car badges. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | February 19

Angharad Hengyu Owen’s wandering typographic lyricism. [JH]

At the Design Museum in London, through May 6, The Guardian’s design evolutions over time. More here. [JH]


Observed | February 16

The first energy-positive Arctic hotel. [MPL]

Do concrete monsters deserve to be rescued? Saving Brutalism. [MPL]

AIGA Eye on Design‘s first magazine is now available for pre-order, and while the theme for issue 01 may be “Invisible,” it’s no wallflower. [LS]


Observed | February 15

Valentines Day may be behind us, but embracing the V is a daily constant. Enter Racket + #KnowTheFlow. [BV]

Visualizing musical scores: Theresa Sauer‘s stunning Notations21. [BV]

Fuzzy dudes. That‘s all. [MPL]


Observed | February 14

Ellsworth Kelly’s chapel at the University of Texas at Austin. [JH]

Long live graffiti. And the importance of exhibitions. [JH]


Observed | February 13

Poland. NATO. Design. Go! [JH]

Designing the perfect cafe. [JH]

How do you build a healthy city? [JH]


Observed | February 12

A new design residency is announced, courtesy of our friends at Core77. [JH]

A new logo for Lufthansa. [JH]

Busting the myths of logo design! [JH]


Observed | February 09

Ethics, truth, addiction—and design. [JH]

“These magazines were portals to other lives, systems of taste I learned by acquiring the small talismans and minute gestures that held these worlds up.” Hua Hsu remembers The Face and the magic of print. [MB]

It’s hard to be inspired on Friday. Adobe wants to make it a little easier: download free icon kits made by legendary designers here. [BV]


Observed | February 08

“American society has so normalized our inferior sidewalk system that we don’t believe we deserve a place to walk.” [BV]

Are madness and creativity linked? Is the art of the mentally ill freer in expression? [BV]


Observed | February 07

If birds left tracks in the sky, what would they look like? [BV]


Observed | February 06

How oceanliners shaped modern design. [MPL]

Supersmart algorithms won’t take all the jobs, but it’s not to be ignored: The Wired guide to artificial intelligence. [BV]


Observed | February 05

The insect that painted Europe red. [MPL]



Jobs | February 21