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

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



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

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



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

DESIGNER: Andrew Bellamy
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Andrew Bellamy
ART DIRECTOR: Andrew Bellamy



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

DESIGNER: Alban Fischer
DESIGN FIRM: Alban Fischer Design



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

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

DESIGNER: Jean Egger



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




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

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



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

DESIGNER: Justin Dauer
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Justin Dauer



Design by the Book: Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli tu
TITLE: Design by the Book: Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli tu
AUTHOR: François Louis
PUBLISHER: Bard Graduate Center

DESIGNER: Kate Dewitt with Nicholas Law
ART DIRECTOR: Kate Dewitt
DESIGN FIRM: Bard Graduate Center



Designing for Print
TITLE: Designing for Print
AUTHOR: Marina Joyce
PUBLISHER: Self

DESIGNER: Michael Stinson
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Michael Stinson
DESIGN FIRM: Ramp



Gentle Mentals
TITLE: Gentle Mentals
AUTHOR: Veronica Padilla
PUBLISHER: Tiny Movement

DESIGNER: Veronica Padilla
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Veronica Padilla
ART DIRECTOR: Veronica Padilla
DESIGN FIRM: Veronica Padilla LLC



Ghost Nets of the Ocean
TITLE: Ghost Nets of the Ocean
AUTHOR: Lim Chye Hong
PUBLISHER: Asian Civilisations Museum

DESIGNER: Alison Schooling, Sarah Tang
DESIGN FIRM: Sarah and Schooling



I feel small
TITLE: I feel small
AUTHOR: Dionne Aiken
PUBLISHER: Blurb

DESIGNER: Dionne Aiken
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Dionne Aiken
ART DIRECTOR: Dionne Aiken
DESIGN FIRM: Dionne Aiken



Intuitive Alphabet
TITLE: Intuitive Alphabet
AUTHOR: Michele Oka Doner
PUBLISHER: Tra Publishing

DESIGNER: Jefferson Quintana
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ilona Oppenheim
ART DIRECTOR: Jefferson Quintana
DESIGN FIRM: Ilona Creative Studio



John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London
TITLE: John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London
AUTHOR: Susan Weber and Julius Bryant
PUBLISHER: Bard Graduate Center with Yale University Press

DESIGN FIRM: Miko McGinty Inc.



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



Lost Guides, Singapore
TITLE: Lost Guides, Singapore
AUTHOR: Anna Chittenden
PUBLISHER: Anna Chittenden

DESIGNER: Alison Schooling, Sarah Tang
DESIGN FIRM: Sarah and Schooling



Make this book; SAIC VCD Publication
TITLE: Make this book; SAIC VCD Publication
AUTHOR: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
PUBLISHER: School of the Art Institute of Chicago

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Dani Reis
DESIGN FIRM: School of the Art Institute of Chicago marketing department



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



Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day
TITLE: Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day
AUTHOR: Christopher Bedford (Author, Editor, Contributor),‎ Katy Siegel (Author, Editor),‎ Peter Hudson (Author),‎ Anita Hill (Author),‎ Sarah Lewis (Author),‎ Zadie Smith (Author),‎ James Baldwin (Author),‎ W.E.B. DuBois (Author),‎ Mark Bradford (Artist)
PUBLISHER: The Baltimore Museum of Art, Gregory R. Miller & Co., Rose Art Museum, Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH

DESIGNER: Silas Munro, Brian Johnson, Jacob Witt
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Silas Munro
ART DIRECTOR: Brian Johnson
DESIGN FIRM: Poly-mode



Neither the Other or Myself
TITLE: Neither the Other or Myself
AUTHOR: Lauren Simkin Berke
PUBLISHER: Lauren Simkin Berke/Captain Sears Press

DESIGNER: Lauren Simkin Berke
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Lauren Simkin Berke
ART DIRECTOR: Lauren Simkin Berke



Ninth Letter 14.1 Literary Journal
TITLE: Ninth Letter 14.1 Literary Journal
AUTHOR: Jodee Stanley
PUBLISHER: Original Smith Printing

DESIGNER: Ninth Letter Class at UIUC
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Nan Goggin
ART DIRECTOR: Brock Landrum, Zack Tucker



Ninth Letter 14.2 Literary Journal
TITLE: Ninth Letter 14.2 Literary Journal
AUTHOR: Jodee Stanley
PUBLISHER: Premier Print Group

DESIGNER: Ninth Letter Class at UIUC
ART DIRECTOR: Brock Landrum



Noroshi (smoke signal)
TITLE: Noroshi (smoke signal)
AUTHOR: author: Sohei Terui / editor: Masako Kitaura
PUBLISHER: Michioto Publishing

DESIGNER: Isamu Hazama
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Isamu Hazama
ART DIRECTOR: Isamu Hazama
DESIGN FIRM: Hazama Design Office



Oh... Okay
TITLE: Oh... Okay
AUTHOR: Jennifer Jefferson and Kennedy Byrd
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

DESIGNER: Jennifer Jefferson



Our Shared Anatomy
TITLE: Our Shared Anatomy
AUTHOR: Chrissy Laing
PUBLISHER: Chrissy Laing

DESIGNER: Chrissy Laing
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Chrissy Laing
ART DIRECTOR: Chrissy Laing
DESIGN FIRM: Design Rambo



Pennsylvania Farming: A History in Landscapes
TITLE: Pennsylvania Farming: A History in Landscapes
AUTHOR: Sally McMurry
PUBLISHER: University of Pittsburgh Press

DESIGNER: Regina Starace



Perfectly Aged: 40 Years of Recipes and Stories from the Taste of Texas
TITLE: Perfectly Aged: 40 Years of Recipes and Stories from the Taste of Texas
AUTHOR: Taste of Texas
PUBLISHER: Taste of Texas

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Elise DeSilva
DESIGN FIRM: LIMB



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



SOUPERgreen!—Souped Up Green Architecture
TITLE: SOUPERgreen!—Souped Up Green Architecture
AUTHOR: Doug Jackson
PUBLISHER: Actar Publishers

DESIGNER: Doug Jackson



Spirit Boxing
TITLE: Spirit Boxing
AUTHOR: Afaa Michael Weaver
PUBLISHER: University of Pittsburgh Press

DESIGNER: Alex Wolfe



Spirit of Place
TITLE: Spirit of Place
AUTHOR: Oppenheim Architecture
PUBLISHER: Tra Publishing

DESIGNER: Raul Lira, Andres Toledo
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ilona Oppenheim
ART DIRECTOR: Raul Lira
DESIGN FIRM: Ilona Creative Studio



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



Swiss Sensibility: The Culture of Architecture in Switzerland
TITLE: Swiss Sensibility: The Culture of Architecture in Switzerland
AUTHOR: Anna Roos
PUBLISHER: Birkhäuser

DESIGNER: Res Eichenberger
DESIGN FIRM: Res Eichenberger Design



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



The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia, 1976–2016
TITLE: The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia, 1976–2016
AUTHOR: Nancy Noble, Sarah Fillmore, David M. Diviney, Peter Sanger, Thaddeus Holownia
PUBLISHER: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Anchorage Press

DESIGNER: Robert Tombs
DESIGN FIRM: Robert Tombs Studio



UnFree Verse
TITLE: UnFree Verse
AUTHOR: Tse Hao Guang, Joshua Ip, Theophilus Kwek
PUBLISHER: Ethos Books

DESIGNER: Alison Schooling, Sarah Tang
DESIGN FIRM: Sarah and Schooling



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



White Wilderness: The Antarctic Peninsula
TITLE: White Wilderness: The Antarctic Peninsula
AUTHOR: Rick Burritt
PUBLISHER: Burritt Design

DESIGNER: Rick Burritt
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rick Burritt
ART DIRECTOR: Rick Burritt
DESIGN FIRM: Burritt Design



Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity
TITLE: Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity
AUTHOR: Sarah Suzuki
PUBLISHER: Museum of Modern Art

DESIGNER: Naomi Mizusaki, Supermarket
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Charles Kim
ART DIRECTOR: Hannah Kim
DESIGN FIRM: Ellen Weinstein



3NÓS3 – Intervenções urbanas
TITLE: 3NÓS3 – Intervenções urbanas
AUTHOR: Mario Ramiro
PUBLISHER: Ubu Editora

DESIGNER: Elaine Ramos



Alison Rossiter: Expired Paper
TITLE: Alison Rossiter: Expired Paper
AUTHOR: Leah Ollman
PUBLISHER: Radius Books

DESIGNER: David Chickey
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: David Chickey
ART DIRECTOR: David Chickey



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

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



Charles Arnoldi: Paper
TITLE: Charles Arnoldi: Paper
AUTHOR: Bruce Guenther
PUBLISHER: Radius Books

DESIGNER: David Chickey
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: David Chickey
ART DIRECTOR: David Chickey



Chatham: A Transformational University
TITLE: Chatham: A Transformational University
AUTHOR: Mary Brignano
PUBLISHER: Chatham University

DESIGNER: Joe Petrina
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Brian Bronaugh/Rick Landesberg
ART DIRECTOR: Joe Petrina
DESIGN FIRM: Landesberg Design



Claus Porto – 130 years
TITLE: Claus Porto – 130 years
AUTHOR: Andrew Howard
PUBLISHER: Ach Brito & Ca. S.A.

DESIGNER: Andrew Howard, Rita Carvalho
ART DIRECTOR: Andrew Howard
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Andrew Howard



Corpo a corpo – A disputa das imagens, da fotografia à transmissão ao vivo
TITLE: Corpo a corpo – A disputa das imagens, da fotografia à transmissão ao vivo
AUTHOR: Thyago Nogueira (org.)
PUBLISHER: IMS – Instituto Moreira Salles

DESIGNER: Elaine Ramos






Observed | January 20

Nike’s new sports hijab, a Beazley Design of the Year nominee, is not without controversy. [MPL]


Observed | January 19

The photobooks that inspire Peter Funch. [MPL]

It really is all about context. (And consequence.) [JH]


Observed | January 18

Spooky design job title of the day: hotels are now offering Instagram “butlers” to help you get that perfect shot. [JH]

Arab designers. All women. All amazing. [JH]

The secret weapon of the Starbucks logo is asymmetry. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | January 17

Inside one of America‘s last pencil factories. [MPL]


Observed | January 16

Design, Hong Kong, and the future. [JH]

IKEA invents the pregnancy test advertisement. [JH]

Is interface design to blame for the false Hawaii missile alert? [JH]


Observed | January 15

How good design can improve peoples’ lives: a look back at the design history of the baby transport system. [JH]

A new year’s resolution from Gizmodo: they’re going to write more about design. [JH]

Design is ... more than a department ... more than a phase ... more than a feeling! McKinsey explains. [JH]


Observed | January 12

Edith Wharton’s design legacy. [JH]

Cycling their way from Europe to Asia, two women are researching the history and contemporary uses of paper. [JH]


Observed | January 11

Is an artistic “hobby” the key for scientific fame? [JH]

Extraordinary visual evidence of climate change: a worthy Oscar contender, and a cautionary tale of epic scale. [JH]


Observed | January 10

E-waste graveyards. [MPL]

Up next: countertop dishwashers. [MPL]

What Google Street View tells us about income. [MPL]


Observed | January 09

If we do say so ourselves, the brilliant Craeft review from Michael Bierut on NYTBR is worth a read. [BV]


Observed | January 08

Raising Places: how the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is helping to support design. [JH]

Probably 2017’s best song about furniture design. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]

What will graphic design look like in 2018? [JH]


Observed | January 05

Intelligent design—for robots. [JH]


Observed | January 04

In the wake of the net neutrality decision, should cities build internet networks? [BV]

The most stolen books according to indie bookstore owners: Joan Didion, Kerouac, Vonnegut, Bukowski, and somewhat surprisingly, ethics books from the philosophy section. [BV]


Observed | January 03

The design of the City of Oakland’s tree logo was inspired by a pair of cufflinks. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | January 02

In Malawi, a Dutch firm uses local materials to create affordable equipment for hospitals. [JH]

In Brooklyn, Smith and Reed maintain Order, and Standards: a terrific write-up in Hyperallergic. [JH]



Jobs | January 22