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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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The Design Observer Cooperative

Observed | July 10

Together again for the very first time, Microsoft ditches backgrounds for foregrounds—like simulated office desks. [JH]

A new, coronavirus-inspired concoction at Alinea, one of the world’s most famous restaurants, is spurring backlash online. (via Blake Eskin) [BV]


Observed | July 09

A look inside the typography of the Biden campaign, by Hoefler & Co. [JH]


Observed | July 08

A look inside the typography of the Biden campaign, by Hoefler & Co. [JH]


Observed | July 06

Designer and photographer Margaret Morton, who taught for many years at Cooper Union and at Yale, died last week at her home in New York City. She was 71. [JH]


Observed | July 03

Architect James Biber on backgrounds as the new foregrounds. (Via Adrian Shaughnessy.) [JH]


Observed | July 01

An exhaustive study of house address number styles. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | June 29

Aric Jenkins curated some essential writing on racial inequity and injustice in urban planning and design for Pocket. [BV]

Alice Rawsthorn and Paula Antonelli cohost Design Emergency, a new series on Instagram Live. [JH]


Observed | June 26

In the “you can’t make this shit up” department, from the company once described as a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money, Goldman Sachs releases a new font you’re not allowed to criticize Goldman Sachs with. (H/T Jeffrey Kittay) [JH]


Observed | June 24

The Drift is a new online magazine about politics and culture. (Don’t miss what bores them.) [JH]


Observed | June 23

June 24 at noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern: don‘t miss Rachel Gogel speaking in the Ladies Who Create series from Dropbox. [JH]


Observed | June 10

IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology. [BV]


Observed | June 01

For the Army Corps of Engineers in 1944, Harold Fisk created extraordinarily beautiful maps of the changing Mississippi River over time. [MB]


Observed | May 29

A brilliant and timely design exploration: Alexandra Bell disrupts perception by rewriting headlines. (Via Lana Rigsby.) [JH]


Observed | May 28

The new book from Scott Berkun, How Design Makes the World, “will help you see design everywhere and question why it works—or why it fails.”—Ellen Lupton. Watch the trailer. [BV]


Observed | May 27

Kate Wagner at McMansionHell on the rise of Coronagrifting: “cheap mockups of COVID-related design ‘solutions’ filling the endlessly scrollable feeds of PR-beholden design websites” [MB]


Observed | May 21

Former Design of Business | Business of Design podcast guest David Rockwell creates a kit for instant outdoor restaurant dining. [MB]


Observed | May 20

Floodwaters threaten Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House. [MB]


Observed | May 19

A map featuring the 222 typefaces named for American places. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | May 15

Matteo Zallio, a design research scholar from Stanford, has developed a multipurpose tool as an open source response to COVID-19 outbreaks.. [BV]


Observed | May 14

Seven artists on how creating during the quarantine is helping them find solace and meaning in this period of uncertainty and paralyzing anxiety. [BV]


Observed | May 06

On the Detroit City of Design Podcast, Jessica Helfand points to curiosity and agile thinking as a resource for creativity. [BV]


Observed | May 04

How poster artist Randy Tuten inducted Led Zeppelin into the Avocado Club. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | April 27

Is the NYC subway system being unfairly blamed for spreading COVID-19? [MB]


Observed | April 24

Is minimalism the punch line to some joke we haven‘t heard yet, but are about to? [JH]


Observed | April 21

The Great Pottery Throw Down is the feel-good home and design show we need right now. It‘s chill, creative, and educational (with a tiny side of drama). [BV]


Observed | April 20

Shepard Fairey collaborates with Adobe to make a new series of posters celebrating the medical first-responders on the front lines during Covid-19. [JH]


Observed | April 17

How tape is remaking the urban landscape in Singapore. (via Daniel Benneworth-Gray) [BE]


Observed | April 16

The #BestNYAccent challenge on Instagram from Nicolas Heller, answers the question: How does a New Yawker tawk? (via Steven Heller) [BV]



Jobs | July 13