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Fray
TITLE: Fray
AUTHOR: Julia Bryan-Wilson
PUBLISHER: The University of Chicago Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Jill Shimabukuro
JACKET DESIGNER: Jill Shimabukuro
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jill Shimabukuro
DESIGN FIRM: The University of Chicago Press



Fresh Eyes Cuba
TITLE: Fresh Eyes Cuba
AUTHOR: Edited by Jennifer May
PUBLISHER: Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design

BOOK DESIGNER: Tracey Shiffman with Ricardo Imperial and Simona Szabados
DESIGN FIRM: Shiffman & Kohnke



Frestas - Entre Pós Verdades e Acontecimentos / Between Post Truth and Events
TITLE: Frestas - Entre Pós Verdades e Acontecimentos / Between Post Truth and Events
AUTHOR: [Editors] Ana Maria Maia and Julia Ayerbe | [Curator] Daniela Labra
PUBLISHER: SESC-SP | Serviço Social do Comercio

BOOK DESIGNER: Julia Masagão e Elisa von Randow
JACKET DESIGNER: Julia Masagão e Elisa von Randow
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Julia Masagão e Elisa von Randow
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Masagão e Elisa von Randow
DESIGN FIRM: Julia Masagão e Elisa von Randow



Frida: The Story of Her Life
TITLE: Frida: The Story of Her Life
AUTHOR: Vanna Vinci
PUBLISHER: Prestel Publishing

DESIGN FIRM: Simonetta Scala / Lizart



FUREYA
TITLE: FUREYA
AUTHOR: Károly Aliotti, Nilüfer Sasmazer, Farah Aksoy
PUBLISHER: Masa

BOOK DESIGNER: Okay Karadayilar



Generation Wealth
TITLE: Generation Wealth
AUTHOR: Lauren Greenfield
PUBLISHER: Phaidon

BOOK DESIGNER: Adam Michaels and Siiri Tännler
DESIGN FIRM: IN-FO.CO



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

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



Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern
TITLE: Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern
AUTHOR: Wanda M. Corn
PUBLISHER: Brooklyn Museum, DelMonico Books • Prestel

DESIGN FIRM: Miko McGinty and Rita Jules



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

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



Giorgio Morandi: Late Paintings
TITLE: Giorgio Morandi: Late Paintings
AUTHOR: Laura Mattioli
PUBLISHER: David Zwirner Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Mike Dyer
JACKET DESIGNER: Mike Dyer
DESIGN FIRM: Remake Design



Goldilocks
TITLE: Goldilocks
AUTHOR: Sage Smith
PUBLISHER: DERT

BOOK DESIGNER: Sage Smith
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marcos Chavez
DESIGN FIRM: TODA



Gypsy Moth Summer
TITLE: Gypsy Moth Summer
AUTHOR: Julia Fierro
PUBLISHER: St. Martins Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Kerri Resnick
JACKET DESIGNER: Kerri Resnick
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Michael Storrings
ART DIRECTOR: Kerri Resnick
DESIGN FIRM: St. Martins Trade Art



Halo
TITLE: Halo
AUTHOR: Rinko Kawauchi
PUBLISHER: Aperture

BOOK DESIGNER: Hans Gremmen
JACKET DESIGNER: Hans Gremmen
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Lesley A. Martin



Handbags: A Love Story
TITLE: Handbags: A Love Story
AUTHOR: Monica Botkier
PUBLISHER: HarperDesign

BOOK DESIGNER: Shubhani Sarkar
JACKET DESIGNER: Shubhani Sarkar
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Shubhani Sarkar
ART DIRECTOR: Lynne Yeamans
DESIGN FIRM: Sarkar Design Studio



Haute Bohemians
TITLE: Haute Bohemians
AUTHOR: Miguel Flores-Vianna
PUBLISHER: The Vendome Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Celia Fuller
JACKET DESIGNER: Celia Fuller
DESIGN FIRM: Celia Fuller



Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream
TITLE: Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream
AUTHOR: Dana Cree
PUBLISHER: Clarkson Potter

BOOK DESIGNER: Ian Dingman
JACKET DESIGNER: Ian Dingman
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marysarah Quinn
ART DIRECTOR: Stephanie Huntwork



Her Story. Daughters of Modjadji/Umlando Wakhe. Amadodakazi eNdlovukazi uModjadji
TITLE: Her Story. Daughters of Modjadji/Umlando Wakhe. Amadodakazi eNdlovukazi uModjadji
AUTHOR: Natasha Allie, Baba-Tamana Gqubule, Thandiwe Matthews
PUBLISHER: Khaloza Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Siyathemba Bobotyana
JACKET DESIGNER: Prince L Mwale
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Prince L Mwale
ART DIRECTOR: Prince L Mwale
DESIGN FIRM: Khaloza Books



Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable: 50 Years of New York
TITLE: Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable: 50 Years of New York
AUTHOR: Editors of New York Magazine
PUBLISHER: Simon and Schuster




Hilarie Mais
TITLE: Hilarie Mais
AUTHOR: Blair French and Manya Sellers
PUBLISHER: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

BOOK DESIGNER: Elliott Bryce Foulkes
JACKET DESIGNER: Elliott Bryce Foulkes
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mark Gowing
DESIGN FIRM: Formist



Home—So Different, So Appealing
TITLE: Home—So Different, So Appealing
AUTHOR: Chon A. Noriega, Mari Carmen Ramírez, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas
PUBLISHER: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Henk van Assen
JACKET DESIGNER: Henk van Assen
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Henk van Assen
ART DIRECTOR: Henk van Assen
DESIGN FIRM: HvADesign



House of Good-byes
TITLE: House of Good-byes
AUTHOR: Alexander Tsypkin
PUBLISHER: AST Publishing House

BOOK DESIGNER: Anna Xenz
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Anna Xenz
ART DIRECTOR: Anna Xenz



How To Fix A Broken Heart and Make A Spare
TITLE: How To Fix A Broken Heart and Make A Spare
AUTHOR: Tré Seals
PUBLISHER: n/a

BOOK DESIGNER: Tré Seals
JACKET DESIGNER: Tré Seals
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Tré Seals
ART DIRECTOR: Tré Seals
DESIGN FIRM: n/a



Hunted & Gathered: Senon Williams
TITLE: Hunted & Gathered: Senon Williams
AUTHOR: Senon Williams
PUBLISHER: Hamilton Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Lorraine Wild, Marina Mills Kitchen
JACKET DESIGNER: n/a
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: n/a
ART DIRECTOR: Lorraine Wild
DESIGN FIRM: Green Dragon Office



I am nothing
TITLE: I am nothing
AUTHOR: Rodrigo Hernández
PUBLISHER: BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE

BOOK DESIGNER: Santiago da Silva
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Santiago da Silva



I Burn Paris
TITLE: I Burn Paris
AUTHOR: Bruno Jasienski
PUBLISHER: Twisted Spoon Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Dan Mayer



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

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



iets anders | something else
TITLE: iets anders | something else
AUTHOR: Joel Thomas Katz and Robert Perry
PUBLISHER: Dutch Poet Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Robert Perry
JACKET DESIGNER: Robert Perry
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Robert Perry
ART DIRECTOR: Robert Perry
DESIGN FIRM: Dutch Poet Press



INKPULSE - The Art Of Yeo Shih Yun
TITLE: INKPULSE - The Art Of Yeo Shih Yun
AUTHOR: Kelley Cheng
PUBLISHER: INSTINC

BOOK DESIGNER: Kelley Cheng, Ashely Goh, Elaine Ang, and Ming Goh
JACKET DESIGNER: Kelley Cheng, Ming Goh
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Kelley Cheng
DESIGN FIRM: The Press Room



Innovative Approaches, Honored Traditions: The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Five Years, Highlights from the Permanent Collection
TITLE: Innovative Approaches, Honored Traditions: The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Five Years, Highlights from the Permanent Collection
AUTHOR: Katherine D. Alcauskas
PUBLISHER: Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Tim Laun and Natalie Wedeking



International Express
TITLE: International Express
AUTHOR: Stéphane Tonnelat and William Kornblum
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Jordan Wannemacher
JACKET DESIGNER: Jordan Wannemacher
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky



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

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



Inventar lo posible. Manifiestos mexicanos contemporáneos
TITLE: Inventar lo posible. Manifiestos mexicanos contemporáneos
AUTHOR: Luciano Concheiro (ed.)
PUBLISHER: Taurus / Pinguin Random House Grupo Editorial

BOOK DESIGNER: Santiago da Silva
JACKET DESIGNER: Santiago da Silva
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Santiago da Silva



Ion Grigorescu - The Painted Work 1963 - 2017 (Catalogue Raisonne)
TITLE: Ion Grigorescu - The Painted Work 1963 - 2017 (Catalogue Raisonne)
AUTHOR: Erwin Kessler
PUBLISHER: Vellant Publishing

BOOK DESIGNER: Victor Bartis
JACKET DESIGNER: Victor Bartis
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Victor Bartis
ART DIRECTOR: Victor Bartis
DESIGN FIRM: Victor Bartis



It Was Over When You Said What
TITLE: It Was Over When You Said What
AUTHOR: Kira Josefsson, Julia Alsop ed.
PUBLISHER: Topos Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Sara Duell
JACKET DESIGNER: Sara Duell
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Sara Duell - Pallas Athena LLC
ART DIRECTOR: Sara Duell
DESIGN FIRM: Pallas Athena LLC



It's All A Game
TITLE: It's All A Game
AUTHOR: Tristan Donovan
PUBLISHER: St. Martins Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Rob Grom
JACKET DESIGNER: Rob Grom
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rob Grom
ART DIRECTOR: Rob Grom
DESIGN FIRM: St. Martins Trade Art



J+K
TITLE: J+K
AUTHOR: John Pham
PUBLISHER: Fulgencio Pimentel and La Casa Encendida




Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in 61 Haiku (1,037 Syllables!)
TITLE: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in 61 Haiku (1,037 Syllables!)
AUTHOR: James W. Gaynor
PUBLISHER: Nemeton Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Kelly Duke McKinley
JACKET DESIGNER: Kelly Duke McKinley
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Kelly Duke McKinley
ART DIRECTOR: Kelly Duke McKinley
DESIGN FIRM: pak creative



Jenny Watson The Fabric of Fantasy
TITLE: Jenny Watson The Fabric of Fantasy
AUTHOR: Anna Davis
PUBLISHER: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

BOOK DESIGNER: Claire Orrell
JACKET DESIGNER: Claire Orrell
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Claire Orrell
ART DIRECTOR: Claire Orrell
DESIGN FIRM: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia



Jewelry of Ideas: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection
TITLE: Jewelry of Ideas: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection
AUTHOR: Ursula Ilse-Neuman
PUBLISHER: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

BOOK DESIGNER: With Projects



Jim Cogswell Cosmogonic Tattoos
TITLE: Jim Cogswell Cosmogonic Tattoos
AUTHOR: Jim Cogswell
PUBLISHER: University of Michigan

BOOK DESIGNER: Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Emily Schumer
JACKET DESIGNER: Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Emily Schumer
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Emily Schumer
ART DIRECTOR: Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Emily Schumer
DESIGN FIRM: Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Emily Schumer



Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World
TITLE: Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World
AUTHOR: Anne Ellegood
PUBLISHER: Hammer Museum and DelMonico Books/ Prestel

BOOK DESIGNER: Conny Purtill
JACKET DESIGNER: Conny Purtill
DESIGN FIRM: Purtill Family Business



John Chiara: California
TITLE: John Chiara: California
AUTHOR: John Chiara
PUBLISHER: Aperture/ Pier 24 Photography

BOOK DESIGNER: Brian Paul Lamotte
JACKET DESIGNER: Brian Paul Lamotte
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Lesley A. Martin



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.



John Vinci: Life and Landmarks
TITLE: John Vinci: Life and Landmarks
AUTHOR: Robert Sharoff
PUBLISHER: Northwestern University Press

BOOK DESIGNER: J. Brad Sturm, Tuan Pham
JACKET DESIGNER: J. Brad Sturm, Tuan Pham
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Cheryl Towler Weese
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Blue



Johnston
TITLE: Johnston
AUTHOR: Grace Roth Johnston (1877–1962) / J. Curtiss Taylor
PUBLISHER: J. Curtiss Taylor

BOOK DESIGNER: Sheri Kuniyuki, San Francisco, CA
JACKET DESIGNER: Sheri Kuniyuki, San Francisco, CA
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Alyson Kuhn, Carmel, CA
ART DIRECTOR: Sheri Kuniyuki, San Francisco, CA
DESIGN FIRM: Sheri Kuniyuki, San Francisco, CA



Jonas Bendiksen: The Last Testament
TITLE: Jonas Bendiksen: The Last Testament
AUTHOR: Photographs and Text by Jonas Bendiksen
PUBLISHER: Aperture/GOST

BOOK DESIGNER: SMITH
JACKET DESIGNER: SMITH
DESIGN FIRM: SMITH



Josef Albers in Mexico
TITLE: Josef Albers in Mexico
AUTHOR: Edited with a text by Lauren Hinkson. Text by Joaquin Barríendos.
PUBLISHER: Guggenheim Museum Publications

DESIGN FIRM: Neil Donnelly



JOSEF KOUDELKA: GYPSIES
TITLE: JOSEF KOUDELKA: GYPSIES
AUTHOR: Josef Koudelka / The Museum of Photography, Seoul
PUBLISHER: The Museum of Photography, Seoul

BOOK DESIGNER: sunghoon kim
JACKET DESIGNER: sunghoon kim
ART DIRECTOR: sunghoon kim
DESIGN FIRM: ahn graphics



Julia Jacquette: Unrequited and Acts of Play
TITLE: Julia Jacquette: Unrequited and Acts of Play
AUTHOR: Tracy L. Adler
PUBLISHER: DelMonico Books | Prestel Publishing and the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Tim Laun and Natalie Wedeking



Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter
TITLE: Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter
AUTHOR: Tobias G. Natter and Max Hollein, with Martin Chapman, Matthias Haldemann, Michael Kausch, Renée Price
PUBLISHER: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco • Legion of Honor / DelMonico Books • Prestel

DESIGN FIRM: Tessa Lee, Public, San Francisco





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Observed | May 15

We can‘t wait to explore Boston this fall when we host The Design of Business | The Business of Design conference at MIT. Bike-commuting, T-riding, and monorail-tweeting around Boston with transit-oriented 20-something NUMTOT founder Juliet Eldred. [BV]


Observed | May 14

What year is it? Why does it matter? While chronology and dating might not be exciting, they are the stuff that history is made on, for dates do two things: they allow things to happen only once, and they insist on the ordering and interrelation of all happenings. [BV]

“We should not be excessively interested in books”, wrote Roy Gold, biblio-graffiti outsider artist, and a bookish man. [BV]


Observed | May 13

You may not love sports, but it’s hard not to enjoy sports photography, especially for it’s innovativeness. Case in point: Sports Illustrated photographer Neil Leifer hit a grand slam when he set out to capture a double play on film. [BV]


Observed | May 10

In the 1950s and 1960s artists from the Soviet Union looked to the skies and foresaw a Utopia in space. [BV]


Observed | May 09

Early cinema is often remembered as an exclusively black-and-white affair—the bold and often fantastical colors that flickered across the earliest film reels are frequently left out of our greater cinematic history. More neglected still are the women responsible for those dazzling hues. [BV]


Observed | May 08

We’re addicted to likes, retweets, and reshares, and our addiction makes us distracted and depressed. Tristan Harris believes that tech is ‘downgrading humans’ and that the words we use to describe the problem are tepid and insufficient. It’s time to fight back. [BV]

Created for animators aiming to perfect their rendering of animal gaits, this video combines illustration, biology, and physics, and is a joy to watch! [BV]

The compelling history and impressive prints of the earliest printing press in the Uruguayan territory. [BV]


Observed | May 07

Our very talented friend Rob Walker has a new book out today! Get yourself a copy of The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy In the Everyday and be inspired. [BV]


Observed | May 02

Gail Bichler and Jake Silverstein look back at a year designing The New York Times Magazine. [BV]


Observed | May 01

A thoughtful critique (and a few commonsense changes) of Hudson Yards and it‘s walkability: who uses the space, when the space is used, how the space forms community, and how it integrates the the community that surrounds it. [JH]


Observed | April 30

The brain apparently makes no distinction between a broken bone and an aching heart. Rejection actually hurts. [BV]

Influence was worrisome long before it was digital. The word “influence” appears in a quarter of William Shakespeare’s plays, in which the condition of being influenced is rarely happy or dignified. A history of the influencer, from Shakespeare to Instagram. [BV]


Observed | April 29

Lego has come up with perhaps its most ingenious product yet: bricks designed to help children learn Braille. [BV]

Back in the 1960’s, when Penn Station became a subterranean rat’s maze, New York City seemed to be heading very definitely south. [BV]


Observed | April 26

In its original concept, the Appalachian Trail was more than a hiking path. It was a wildly ambitious plan to reorganize the economic geography of the eastern United States. [BV]


Observed | April 24

American food is increasingly channeled through a handful of companies: Amazon, Walmart, FreshDirect, Blue Apron. What do we lose if traditional neighborhood supermarkets go under? Meet the man who’s going to save your neighborhood grocery store. [BV]

Timed to coincide with Easter, Earth Day and, for New Englanders, Patriot’s Day: two billboards outside of Boston. [BV]


Observed | April 23

Public Sans is a new typeface from the US Government. According to the General Services Administration, “sometimes you need [a typeface] that’s simple, neutral, and isn’t Helvetica.” Not sure we agree. [BV]


Observed | April 22

A brief memoir of growing up in the library. [BV]

Where can a teen get a poster in 2019? How does a teenager turn their bedroom into a shrine? A wonderful history of the poster and it’s meaning past, current, and future. [BV]

In honor of Earth Day, three galleries that remind us of the beauty and power of nature: the power of storms from Mitch Dobrowner, amazing landscapes from Leah Kennedy, and Earth from space by Astronaut Scott Kelly. [BV]


Observed | April 19

Spam musubi (a Hawaiian snack of canned meat served on rice and wrapped in nori) and other unintended consequences of cultural exchange. [BV]

Despite their seeming environmental unfriendliness, logos with factories and smokestacks have made a comeback in the US. [BV]


Observed | April 18

Post Typography created an unconventional participatory campaign to support the Baltimore Museum of Art‘s conversation series on art, race, social justice, and imagining the future(s) we want. [BV]

Where do you stand on the “Pedestrian Aggressiveness Syndrome Scale”? Why your brain hates slowpokes. [BV]


Observed | April 17

An in-depth look at how the Second World War warped the way United States mapped the world. [BV]


Observed | April 16

Joshua Dudley Greer logged 100,000 miles between 2011 and 2017, a period defined by the financial crisis and election, documenting what he saw along the U.S. Interstate Highway System. [BV]

Pete Buttigieg may be the first candidate to anticipate (and provide for!) graphic design considerations. [JH]



Jobs | May 19