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Kristen Kish Cooking
TITLE: Kristen Kish Cooking
AUTHOR: Kristen Kish and Meredith Erickson
PUBLISHER: Clarkson Potter

BOOK DESIGNER: Marysarah Quinn
JACKET DESIGNER: Marysarah Quinn
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marysarah Quinn
ART DIRECTOR: Marysarah Quinn



Kuniyoshi X Kunisada
TITLE: Kuniyoshi X Kunisada
AUTHOR: Sarah E. Thompson
PUBLISHER: MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

BOOK DESIGNER: Anjali Pala, Miko McGinty Inc
JACKET DESIGNER: Anjali Pala, Miko McGinty Inc
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: NA
ART DIRECTOR: NA
DESIGN FIRM: Anjali Pala at Miko McGinty Inc



Leave Me Alone with the Recipes: The Life, Art, and Cookbook of Cipe Pineles
TITLE: Leave Me Alone with the Recipes: The Life, Art, and Cookbook of Cipe Pineles
AUTHOR: Cipe Pineles
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury USA

BOOK DESIGNER: Roberto de Vicq
JACKET DESIGNER: Roberto de Vicq
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Patti Ratchford
ART DIRECTOR: Patti Ratchford
DESIGN FIRM: de Vicq Design



Let's Get Monster Smashed: Horror Movie Drinks for a Killer Time
TITLE: Let's Get Monster Smashed: Horror Movie Drinks for a Killer Time
AUTHOR: Jon Chaiet & Marc Chaiet
PUBLISHER: Schiffer Publishing, LTD.

DESIGN FIRM: Chaiet Studios



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)

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



Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
TITLE: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
AUTHOR: Kathleen Rooney
PUBLISHER: St. Martins Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Olga Grlic
JACKET DESIGNER: Olga Grlic
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Olga Grlic
ART DIRECTOR: Olga Grlic
DESIGN FIRM: St. Martins Trade Art



Limit Your Greed
TITLE: Limit Your Greed
AUTHOR: Mark L. Van Name and Bill Catchings
PUBLISHER: LYG, LLC

BOOK DESIGNER: Jennie Faries and Emily Brearey
JACKET DESIGNER: Sharon Horton
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Sharon Horton
ART DIRECTOR: Jennie Faries
DESIGN FIRM: Principled Technologies



Liquid Antiquity
TITLE: Liquid Antiquity
AUTHOR: Hal Foster,‎ Brooke Holmes, Karen Marta, Simon Goldhill,‎ Dan-El Peralta,‎ Giulia Sissa,‎ Maria Stavrinaki‎
PUBLISHER: Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art

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



Living In a Modern Way / California Design 1930-1965
TITLE: Living In a Modern Way / California Design 1930-1965
AUTHOR: Wendy Kaplan
PUBLISHER: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Michael Hodgson
JACKET DESIGNER: Michael Hodgson
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Michael Hodgson
ART DIRECTOR: Michael Hodgson
DESIGN FIRM: PhD, A Design Office



Lorenzana: Archival Collection
TITLE: Lorenzana: Archival Collection
AUTHOR: Michelle Yun
PUBLISHER: International Arts & Artists

BOOK DESIGNER: Deanna Luu
JACKET DESIGNER: Deanna Luu
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Manuel Leon
DESIGN FIRM: IA&A Design Studio



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

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



LOT-EK: Objects + Operations
TITLE: LOT-EK: Objects + Operations
AUTHOR: LOT-EK (Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano) with Thomas de Monchaux
PUBLISHER: The Monacelli Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Sarah Dunham
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Glen Cummings
DESIGN FIRM: MTWTF



LPGA 2018 Player Guide
TITLE: LPGA 2018 Player Guide
AUTHOR: LPGA Creative Group / Anna McCambridge-Thomas
PUBLISHER: LPGA Creative Group

BOOK DESIGNER: Anna McCambridge-Thomas
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Sandi Higgs
ART DIRECTOR: Brad Boyd
DESIGN FIRM: LPGA Creative Group



Luftwork Solarise: A Sea of All Colors
TITLE: Luftwork Solarise: A Sea of All Colors
AUTHOR: Luftwerk / Lee Ann Norman
PUBLISHER: Luftwerk

BOOK DESIGNER: Alexa Viscius
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Renata Graw
ART DIRECTOR: Alexa Viscius
DESIGN FIRM: Normal Studio



Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
TITLE: Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
AUTHOR: Keely Orgeman
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



Lust & Wonder
TITLE: Lust & Wonder
AUTHOR: Augusten Burroughs
PUBLISHER: St. Martins Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Olga Grlic
JACKET DESIGNER: Olga Grlic
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Olga Grlic
ART DIRECTOR: Olga Grlic
DESIGN FIRM: St. Martins Press



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



Making Chocolate
TITLE: Making Chocolate
AUTHOR: Dandelion Chocolate
PUBLISHER: Clarkson Potter

BOOK DESIGNER: Mia Johnson
JACKET DESIGNER: Mia Johnson
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marysarah Quinn
ART DIRECTOR: Stephanie Huntwork



Marfa: The Transformation of a West Texas Town
TITLE: Marfa: The Transformation of a West Texas Town
AUTHOR: Kathleen Shafer
PUBLISHER: University of Texas Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Lindsay Starr
JACKET DESIGNER: Lindsay Starr



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

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



Maria Cornejo Zero 1997–2017+
TITLE: Maria Cornejo Zero 1997–2017+
AUTHOR: Maria Cornejo
PUBLISHER: Rizzoli

BOOK DESIGNER: Su Barber
JACKET DESIGNER: Su Barber
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Su Barber
ART DIRECTOR: Su Barber
DESIGN FIRM: Su Barber



Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space
TITLE: Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space
AUTHOR: Connie Butler
PUBLISHER: Hammer Museum and DelMonico Books/ Prestel

BOOK DESIGNER: Lorraine Wild and Marina Mills Kitchen
DESIGN FIRM: Green Dragon Office, Los Angeles



Marisa Merz: The Sky is a Great Space
TITLE: Marisa Merz: The Sky is a Great Space
AUTHOR: Connie Butler
PUBLISHER: Hammer Museum and DelMonico Books Prestel

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



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

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



Matcha: A Lifestyle Guide
TITLE: Matcha: A Lifestyle Guide
AUTHOR: Jessica Flint and Anna Kavaliunas
PUBLISHER: Dovetail Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Chris Santone
DESIGN FIRM: W&P



Matisse in the Studio
TITLE: Matisse in the Studio
AUTHOR: Ellen McBreen and Helen Burnham with contributions by Suzanne Preston Blier, Jack Flam, Claudine Grammont, Hélène Ivanoff, and Marie-Thérèse Pulvenis de Seligny
PUBLISHER: MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

BOOK DESIGNER: Daphne Geismar
JACKET DESIGNER: Daphne Geismar
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: NA
ART DIRECTOR: NA
DESIGN FIRM: Daphne Geismar



Matters of Judgment
TITLE: Matters of Judgment
AUTHOR: National Law University, Delhi
PUBLISHER: National Law University, Delhi

BOOK DESIGNER: Sanchit Sawaria & Prateek Upreti
JACKET DESIGNER: Sanchit Sawaria & Prateek Upreti
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Sanchit Sawaria & Prateek Upreti
DESIGN FIRM: Struckby



Michelangelo Pistoletto — The Minus Objects
TITLE: Michelangelo Pistoletto — The Minus Objects
AUTHOR: Tiffany Edwards, Julia Speed, Lisa Varghese
PUBLISHER: Luhring Augustine, Delmonico Books • Prestel

BOOK DESIGNER: Wax Studios
DESIGN FIRM: Wax Studios



Milwaukee Bucks 50 Seasons
TITLE: Milwaukee Bucks 50 Seasons
AUTHOR: Richard Ratay
PUBLISHER: Self Published (Milwaukee Bucks)

BOOK DESIGNER: Gary Haas, Mary Adamczak
JACKET DESIGNER: Gary Haas, Mary Adamczak
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Gary Haas
ART DIRECTOR: Mary Adamczak
DESIGN FIRM: Platypus Advertising + Design



Mise en Abyme
TITLE: Mise en Abyme
AUTHOR: Sebastian Diaz Morales
PUBLISHER: Bom Dia Books & co-publisher: Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen

BOOK DESIGNER: Roosje Klap
JACKET DESIGNER: Roosje Klap
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Roosje Klap
ART DIRECTOR: Roosje Klap
DESIGN FIRM: Roosje Klap



Modeling History
TITLE: Modeling History
AUTHOR: Kenneth Frampton (author); James Graham (editor)
PUBLISHER: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

BOOK DESIGNER: Ann-Kathrin Seligmann
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Glen Cummings
DESIGN FIRM: MTWTF



Muriel Cooper
TITLE: Muriel Cooper
AUTHOR: David Reinfurt and Robert Wiesenberger
PUBLISHER: The MIT Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Yasuyo Iguchi
JACKET DESIGNER: Yasuyo Iguchi
ART DIRECTOR: Yasuyo Iguchi
DESIGN FIRM: The MIT Design Department



My Love Is Blind
TITLE: My Love Is Blind
AUTHOR: Tan Guan Heng
PUBLISHER: Asiapac Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Jodi Choo / Johnson Tan
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Benson Chong / Felix Sng
DESIGN FIRM: SWELL



Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897
TITLE: Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897
AUTHOR: Edited with text by Vivien Greene. Text by Jean-David Jumeau-Lafond, Kenneth E. Silver, Ylinka Barotto, Caroline Guignard, Alison Hokanson, Natalia Lauricella, Glynnis Stevenson.
PUBLISHER: Guggenheim Museum Publications

BOOK DESIGNER: Jean Wilcox
JACKET DESIGNER: Jean Wilcox
DESIGN FIRM: Wilcox Design



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

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



Never Use Futura
TITLE: Never Use Futura
AUTHOR: Douglas Thomas
PUBLISHER: Princeton Architectural Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Douglas Thomas
JACKET DESIGNER: Douglas Thomas & Paul Wagner
ART DIRECTOR: Paul Wagner
DESIGN FIRM: Princeton Architectural Press



New Architecture New York
TITLE: New Architecture New York
AUTHOR: Pavel Bendov
PUBLISHER: Prestel Publishing

DESIGN FIRM: AHL&CO / Peter J. Ahlberg, Anthony Carhuayo



Nick Cave: Until
TITLE: Nick Cave: Until
AUTHOR: Edited by Denise Markonish
PUBLISHER: MASS MoCA / DelMonico Books • Prestel

DESIGN FIRM: Faust



Night + Market
TITLE: Night + Market
AUTHOR: Kris Yenbamroong and Garrett Snyder
PUBLISHER: Clarkson Potter

BOOK DESIGNER: Juliette Cezzar
JACKET DESIGNER: Juliette Cezzar
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marysarah Quinn
ART DIRECTOR: Stephanie Huntwork
DESIGN FIRM: e.a.d. design corp



Night + Market
TITLE: Night + Market
AUTHOR: Kris Yenbamroong
PUBLISHER: Clarkson Potter

BOOK DESIGNER: Juliette Cezzar
JACKET DESIGNER: Juliette Cezzar
DESIGN FIRM: Juliette Cezzar



Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush
TITLE: Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush
AUTHOR: Marshall N Price
PUBLISHER: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

BOOK DESIGNER: Reneé Cagnina Haynes



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

BOOK 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

BOOK 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

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



NYT Home For The Holidays Crosswords
TITLE: NYT Home For The Holidays Crosswords
AUTHOR: Edited by Will Shortz
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



NYT Mini Crosswords
TITLE: NYT Mini Crosswords
AUTHOR: Joel Fagliano
PUBLISHER: St. Martins Press

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



O nome do medo [The name of fear] by Rivane Neuenschwander
TITLE: O nome do medo [The name of fear] by Rivane Neuenschwander
AUTHOR: Lisette Lagnado
PUBLISHER: Museu de Arte do Rio

ART DIRECTOR: Gabriela Castro, Gustavo Marchetti, Paulo André Chagas
DESIGN FIRM: Bloco Gráfico



OfficeUS Manual
TITLE: OfficeUS Manual
AUTHOR: Edited by: Eva Franch, Ana Miljački, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Jacob Reidel, Ashley Schafer
PUBLISHER: Lars Müller Publishers

BOOK DESIGNER: Natasha Jen, Jang Hyun Han, Joseph Han, Maurann Stein, Boqin Peng, Ji Park
DESIGN FIRM: Pentagram



Oh, the Meetings You'll Go To!
TITLE: Oh, the Meetings You'll Go To!
AUTHOR: Dr. Suits
PUBLISHER: Portfolio, Penguin Random House

BOOK DESIGNER: Christopher Sergio
JACKET DESIGNER: Christopher Sergio, illustration by Zohar Lazar
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Christopher Sergio



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

BOOK DESIGNER: Jennifer Jefferson
JACKET DESIGNER: Jennifer Jefferson





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Observed | February 19

Vanity plate victory! In Kentucky, an 80-year old atheist triumphs in battle for ‘IM GOD’ license plate. [JH]


Observed | February 18

For 15 years, the Exercise Book Archive has been compiling an extensive digital archive of children’s school notebooks from countries like the US, Ghana, Latvia, Brazil, and Finland. [BV]


Observed | February 12

“We can’t just be about making things pretty.” —Jessica Helfand talks with Lorne Buchman on the latest Change Lab podcast from ArtCenter. [BV]

Could anyone be the girl (or boy) with a Pearl earring? (via Joy Miller) [BV]


Observed | February 04

Humans at work”: the new call of Posterheroes is inviting the international creative community to share their message about the future of work. [BV]

The pitfalls and the potential of the new minimalism. [BV]


Observed | February 03

Architects wrestle with a thorny conundrum: ampersand or plus sign? (via James I. Bowie) [BV]

And to think this entire election may rest on font size. [JH]


Observed | January 31

The past and future of punctuation marks. [BV]


Observed | January 29

Vermont could be the first state in the US to allow emoji on license plates. [BV]


Observed | January 28

Looking for your people? A regular mixer brings together designers and typography nerds who get consumed by spacing and serifs. [BV]


Observed | January 22

A new book explores the cold heart of Frank Lloyd Wright. [BV]


Observed | January 20

A facial recognition app with what appear to be endless weaponization possibilities. Truly. [JH]


Observed | January 15

A beautiful remembrance by Melissa Harris about Mercy Cunningham, in the New York Review of Books this week. [JH]


Observed | January 14

Are typefaces political? Researchers find "serif and bold is rated as more conservative, while sans serif and italics is rated as more liberal" [MB]

Congratulations to the entire AIGA community on their wonderful new executive director, Bennie F. Johnson! Here’s to bright futures. [BV]


Observed | January 13

Anyone interested in a “book about the future of human beings, as viewed by some of today‘s most creative minds working at the intersection of biology and technology...Think of it as a guide to your future self.”? Because we are! #FundThis [BV]


Observed | January 10

Donald Norman says we have to change the way we educate designers. [JH]


Observed | January 09

This is a very specific genre and Andrew Cushing is nailing it with Veronica Gent-level skills: “Name a fake startup and I’ll write an ad for it in the style of an NYC subway campaign.” [MB]

Take 2 minutes and ride shotgun through mid-century LA with Ed Ruscha’s photos and Jack Kerouac’s words. [BV]


Observed | January 08

“The short answer is that the intersection of art + science is in my blood... my favorite kind of artist residency is one where I get to work with scientists.” Our very own Jessica Helfand joins Caltech as a Winter 2020 artist-in-residence. [BV]

Royal Mail has released a set of stamps celebrating a golden era of British video game design from the 1980s and 90s. [BV]


Observed | January 07

Los Angeles’ favorite logos. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | January 02

Brand New‘s Armin Vit ranks the top twelve clickbait-iest design stories of 2019. [MB]


Observed | December 30

New research finds that typefaces are perceived as having political characteristics, with sans serif fonts seen as more liberal, and serif fonts as more conservative. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | December 29

Desperately sad to announce that Vaughan Oliver died peacefully today, with his partner Lee by his side. Great loss of friend and design hero. Vaughan Oliver (1957—2019). [AS]


Observed | December 27

Continuing the blessed holiday tradition that began at Design Observer, now at Curbed, Alexandra Lange + Mark Lamster review the year in design (with a special look back over the decade‘s greatest hits & misses). [MB]


Observed | December 17

A photographer captures the sculptural landscapes of California skateparks. [BV]


Observed | December 11

Matisse felt an intense love for books, and the care and attention he lavished on them included not just his illustrations, but also the selection of paper, typeface, and layout. [BV]


Observed | December 10

Stanford’s d.school attempts to move beyond Post-its on whiteboards. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]



Jobs | February 24