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

DESIGNER: Justin Dauer
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Justin Dauer



LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice
TITLE: LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice
AUTHOR: Kimberly D. Acquaviva
PUBLISHER: Harrington Park Press (distributed by Columbia University Press)

DESIGNER: Patrick Ciano
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Patrick Ciano
ART DIRECTOR: Patrick Ciano
DESIGN FIRM: Ciano Design



Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas
TITLE: Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas
AUTHOR: Donna Ghelerter Editor, Linda Florio and Virginia Bayer authors
PUBLISHER: West Madison Press

DESIGNER: Linda Florio
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Linda Florio
DESIGN FIRM: Florio Design



Quotable
TITLE: Quotable
AUTHOR: Alexis Lovely
PUBLISHER: A Press

DESIGNER: Alexis Lovely
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Alexis Lovely
ART DIRECTOR: Alexis Lovely
DESIGN FIRM: A Design Agency



Sense
TITLE: Sense
AUTHOR: Trevor Reese
PUBLISHER: Blurb

DESIGNER: Trevor Reese
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Trevor Reese
DESIGN FIRM: Student



Stefan G. Bucher's LetterHeads : An Eccentric Alphabet
TITLE: Stefan G. Bucher's LetterHeads : An Eccentric Alphabet
AUTHOR: Stefan G. Bucher
PUBLISHER: Unnamed Press

DESIGNER: Stefan G. Bucher
DESIGN FIRM: 344 Design LLC



The Designer's Dictionary of Color
TITLE: The Designer's Dictionary of Color
AUTHOR: Sean Adams
PUBLISHER: Abrams

DESIGNER: Sean Adams
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Sean Adams
DESIGN FIRM: The Office of Sean Adams



Voices on Unity: Coming Together, Falling Apart
TITLE: Voices on Unity: Coming Together, Falling Apart
AUTHOR: Cat Pleska
PUBLISHER: Mountain State Press

DESIGNER: Elizabeth Ford
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Ford
ART DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Ford
DESIGN FIRM: Elizabeth Ford Creative



What's Worth Preserving?
TITLE: What's Worth Preserving?
AUTHOR: Tanner Woodford / Christopher Jobson
PUBLISHER: Chicago Design Museum

DESIGNER: Tanner Woodford
DESIGN FIRM: Chicago Design Museum



Bicycle Landscape
TITLE: Bicycle Landscape
AUTHOR: Yorit Kluitman / Yvonne Rijpers, 75B
PUBLISHER: nai010 publishers

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rens Muis & Pieter Vos
DESIGN FIRM: 75B



Our daily lives have to be a satisfaction in themselves
TITLE: Our daily lives have to be a satisfaction in themselves
AUTHOR: Selma Miriam and Noel Furie / edited by Emily Larned
PUBLISHER: Alder & Frankia

DESIGNER: Emily Larned
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Emily Larned
ART DIRECTOR: Emily Larned



Corporate Interiors No.13
TITLE: Corporate Interiors No.13
AUTHOR: Roger Yee
PUBLISHER: Visual Profile Books

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Christina Chin
DESIGN FIRM: In House



Stanley Beaman & Sears: Twenty Five Years
TITLE: Stanley Beaman & Sears: Twenty Five Years
AUTHOR: Roger Yee
PUBLISHER: Visual Profile Books

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Joi Huang






Observed | December 15

Everything you ever wanted to know about the ... stoner aesthetic! [JH]

In Reykjavik: uniform design controversy! [JH]

Allison Arieff reviews the new “design for access” exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt, in New York. [JH]

How to make an architectural image go viral: a six-step guide by Alexandra Lange. [MB]


Observed | December 14

Questions for Khoi Vinh? Start here! [JH]

The Guardian ranks the top ten design events of the year. And Fast Co. Design predicts what the next year will bring. [JH]

An
elaborate online hoax led many to believe that D.C.’s NFL team had rebranded itself as the “Washington Redhawks.” (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | December 13


“Symbols don’t make it clear what you do, it just makes it clear who they are. The less they say, the better.” We celebrate 60 years of branding torchbearer Chermayeff & Geismar with this new retrospective video from the AIGA Design Archives. [LS]

Can biometrics help architects design better cities? [JH]


Observed | December 12

Mis-overestimating the user, aka “the reverse George Bush design effect”. [JH]

In Dubai: building a design culture, from scratch. [JH]


Observed | December 11

Why success stories are just propaganda. [MB]

“Design thinking is kind of like syphilis: it’s contagious and rots your brains.” [MB]


Observed | December 08

Designing an autonomous car—from scratch. (Ford says they’re ready.) [JH]

There is Nordic design and then there is incredible Nordic design. (This is the latter.) [JH]


Observed | December 07

Protect your design job! From robots! No, not the tagline of a new blockbuster movie: an article about how you can actually, um, protect your design job from robots. [JH]

New design guidelines announced for the city of San Francisco. Perhaps other cities will follow suit: better to serve humanity than to express hostility, no? At a minimum, we should strive for coherent and peaceful cities. [JH]


Observed | December 06

Airbnb: People think our logo is anatomically suggestive. New Jersey ice cream parlor: Hold my beer. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]

Saving faces...on eggs. [MPL]


Observed | December 05

Can design reduce stress in cities? [JH]

News from China: will design help “power the next stage of growth”? Some business leaders think so. Meanwhile, in Shenzhen, a new design center opens. And if you’re in Hong Kong later this week, threee days of design inspiration await you! [JH]

Type designer and House Industries co-founder Rich Roat has died, age 52. [JH]


Observed | December 02

A decade of Chip! [JH]

Can a logo be adorable? Air Malta thinks so. [JH]


Observed | December 01

Is this the end of an era? Is process passé? More here. [JH]

Design tool = privacy nightmare. [JH]

If God is in the details—maybe design is in the relationships? Nathan Shedroff thinks so. [JH]


Observed | November 30

Holograms and rainbow printing are just a few of the ways the new Hong Kong high-tech ID card is building in security. [JH]

It seemed like a good idea at the time? [JH]


Observed | November 29

Book lovers never go to bed alone. (Support public libraries!) [BV]



Jobs | December 16