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Olafur Eliasson: Pentagonal Landscapes
TITLE: Olafur Eliasson: Pentagonal Landscapes
AUTHOR: EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art
PUBLISHER: EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Tony Eräpuro
JACKET DESIGNER: Tony Eräpuro
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Tony Eräpuro
ART DIRECTOR: Tony Eräpuro
DESIGN FIRM: Kuudes Helsinki



Once Upon a Time... The Western
TITLE: Once Upon a Time... The Western
AUTHOR: Mary-Dailey Desmarais / Thomas Brent Smith
PUBLISHER: MMFA's Publishing Department / 5 Continents Éditions / Denver Art Museum

BOOK DESIGNER: Daniel Robitaille
JACKET DESIGNER: Daniel Robitaille
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Louis Gagnon
ART DIRECTOR: Daniel Robitaille
DESIGN FIRM: Paprika



Only Human
TITLE: Only Human
AUTHOR: Judy Dater
PUBLISHER: Marymount Institute Press & TSEHAI Publishers, Loyola Marymount University

BOOK DESIGNER: Chuck Byrne
JACKET DESIGNER: Chuck Byrne
DESIGN FIRM: Chuck Byrne Design



Open Form
TITLE: Open Form
AUTHOR: Various
PUBLISHER: Facebook

BOOK DESIGNER: Chrisotpher Simmons
JACKET DESIGNER: Chrisotpher Simmons
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Chrisotpher Simmons
DESIGN FIRM: MINE



Open Form: Facebook Artists in Residence 2012–2015
TITLE: Open Form: Facebook Artists in Residence 2012–2015
AUTHOR: Drew Bennett, Natasha Boas, Mark Zuckerberg / Jessica Shaefer
PUBLISHER: Hemlock Printers USA

BOOK DESIGNER: Christopher Simmons
JACKET DESIGNER: Christopher Simmons
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Drew Bennett
ART DIRECTOR: Drew Bennett
DESIGN FIRM: MINE™



Oscar Murillo
TITLE: Oscar Murillo
AUTHOR: Edited by Okwui Enwezor and Anna Schneider. Introduction by Okwui Enwezor. Texts by Emma Enderby and Anna Schneider. Conversation with the artist by María Belén Sáez de Ibarra
PUBLISHER: Haus der Kunst

BOOK DESIGNER: A Practice for Everyday Life
JACKET DESIGNER: A Practice for Everyday Life
DESIGN FIRM: A Practice for Everyday Life



Otl Aicher's Isny
TITLE: Otl Aicher's Isny
AUTHOR: Elli Stuhler
PUBLISHER: Place Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Guy Hulse
JACKET DESIGNER: Guy Hulse
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Patrick Eley
ART DIRECTOR: Patrick Eley
DESIGN FIRM: dn&co



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

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



Outliers and American Vanguard Art
TITLE: Outliers and American Vanguard Art
AUTHOR: Lynne Cooke et al.
PUBLISHER: National Gallery of Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Wendy Schleicher
JACKET DESIGNER: Wendy Schleicher
DESIGN FIRM: National Gallery of Art



Outside Material: The cover art of Preservation Music
TITLE: Outside Material: The cover art of Preservation Music
AUTHOR: Essay by Dan Rule
PUBLISHER: Formist

BOOK DESIGNER: Mark Gowing
JACKET DESIGNER: Mark Gowing
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mark Gowing
DESIGN FIRM: Formist



Owens, Laura
TITLE: Owens, Laura
AUTHOR: Scott Rothkopf
PUBLISHER: Whitney Museum of American Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Tiffany Malakooti
JACKET DESIGNER: Laura Owens
ART DIRECTOR: Laura Owens



Owning the Moon
TITLE: Owning the Moon
AUTHOR: Linda Sillitoe
PUBLISHER: Signature Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Jason Francis
JACKET DESIGNER: Haden Hamblin



Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici
TITLE: Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici
AUTHOR: Edited by Ilona Katzew, with Luisa Elena Alcalá, Jaime Cuadriello, Ronda Kasl, Paula Mues Orts
PUBLISHER: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C. / DelMonico Books • Prestel

DESIGN FIRM: Lorraine Wild and Xiaoqing Wang for Green Dragon Office



Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson and Joyce Wieland
TITLE: Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson and Joyce Wieland
AUTHOR: Sarah Stanners
PUBLISHER: McMichael Canadian Art Collection

BOOK DESIGNER: Ingrid Paulson
JACKET DESIGNER: Ingrid Paulson
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Sarah Stanners
ART DIRECTOR: Alexandra Cousins
DESIGN FIRM: Ingrid Paulson Design



Patricio Farías
TITLE: Patricio Farías
AUTHOR: Adolfo Montejo Navas
PUBLISHER: Iluminuras

BOOK DESIGNER: Raquel Castedo
JACKET DESIGNER: Raquel Castedo
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Raquel Castedo
ART DIRECTOR: Raquel Castedo
DESIGN FIRM: Roka Estúdio



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

BOOK DESIGNER: Regina Starace
JACKET DESIGNER: Joel W. Coggins



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



Photography by the Letter
TITLE: Photography by the Letter
AUTHOR: Jeffery Saddoris
PUBLISHER: Jeffery Saddoris

BOOK DESIGNER: Jeffery Saddoris
ART DIRECTOR: Jeffery Saddoris



PIGS
TITLE: PIGS
AUTHOR: Daliah Ammar
PUBLISHER: Daliah Ammar

BOOK DESIGNER: Daliah Ammar
JACKET DESIGNER: Daliah Ammar



Pilgrimage
TITLE: Pilgrimage
AUTHOR: Mary Frank
PUBLISHER: Eakins Press Foundation

BOOK DESIGNER: Julie Fry
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Julie Fry
ART DIRECTOR: Julie Fry
DESIGN FIRM: Julie Fry Publication Design



Pipilotti Rist Sip My Ocean
TITLE: Pipilotti Rist Sip My Ocean
AUTHOR: Natasha Bullock
PUBLISHER: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

BOOK DESIGNER: Alex Torcutti
JACKET DESIGNER: Alex Torcutti
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Alex Torcutti
ART DIRECTOR: Alex Torcutti
DESIGN FIRM: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia



PLANTLAB
TITLE: PLANTLAB
AUTHOR: Matthew Kenney (author) / Kathy Huck (editor)
PUBLISHER: Regan Arts

BOOK DESIGNER: Richard Ljoenes
JACKET DESIGNER: Richard Ljoenes
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Richard Ljoenes
ART DIRECTOR: Richard Ljoenes
DESIGN FIRM: Regan Arts



Playground of My Mind
TITLE: Playground of My Mind
AUTHOR: Julia Jacquette
PUBLISHER: DelMonico Books | Prestel Publishing and the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Tim Laun and Natalie Wedeking
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Julia Jacquette



Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz
TITLE: Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz
AUTHOR: Edited by Howard N. Fox
PUBLISHER: Los Angeles County Museum of Art / DelMonico Books • Prestel

DESIGN FIRM: David Karwan & Maja Blazejewska



Poemat filozofujący
TITLE: Poemat filozofujący
AUTHOR: Eda Ostrowska
PUBLISHER: Wydawnictwo Episteme

BOOK DESIGNER: Tomasz Smołka
JACKET DESIGNER: Tomasz Smołka
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Tomasz Smołka
ART DIRECTOR: Tomasz Smołka
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Format



Present
TITLE: Present
AUTHOR: Leslie Stein
PUBLISHER: Drawn & Quarterly




Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe
TITLE: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe
AUTHOR: Melissa de la Cruz
PUBLISHER: St. Martins Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Danielle Fiorella
JACKET DESIGNER: Danielle Fiorella
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Michael Storrings
ART DIRECTOR: Danielle Fiorella
DESIGN FIRM: St. Martins Press



Primavera @ 25
TITLE: Primavera @ 25
AUTHOR: Megan Robson
PUBLISHER: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

BOOK DESIGNER: Alex Torcutti
JACKET DESIGNER: Alex Torcutti
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Alex Torcutti
ART DIRECTOR: Alex Torcutti
DESIGN FIRM: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia



Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco
TITLE: Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco
AUTHOR: Texts by Rebecca McGrew,Terri Geis, Mary K. Coffey, Daniel Garza Usabiaga, and Benjamin Kersten. Edited by Rebecca McGrew and Terri Geis.
PUBLISHER: Pomona College Museum of Art in association with Getty Publications

BOOK DESIGNER: Kimberly Varella
JACKET DESIGNER: Kimberly Varella
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Kimberly Varella
ART DIRECTOR: Kimberly Varella
DESIGN FIRM: Content Object



Proud of Lithuania. A Fairy Tale by Sweet Root
TITLE: Proud of Lithuania. A Fairy Tale by Sweet Root
AUTHOR: Sweet Root
PUBLISHER: Dvi Tylos

BOOK DESIGNER: Migle Rudaityte
JACKET DESIGNER: Migle Rudaityte
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Migle Rudaityte
ART DIRECTOR: Migle Rudaityte
DESIGN FIRM: Boy Creative Studio



Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community
TITLE: Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community
AUTHOR: John Chaich and Todd Oldham
PUBLISHER: AMMO Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Greg Kozatek and Joseph Kaplan
JACKET DESIGNER: Nora MacLeod
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Todd Oldham
DESIGN FIRM: Todd Oldham Studio



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

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



Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985
TITLE: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985
AUTHOR: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta
PUBLISHER: Hammer Museum and DelMonico Books/ Prestel

BOOK DESIGNER: Jessica Fleischmann with Jenny Haru Kim,
DESIGN FIRM: still room



Readings in Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology
TITLE: Readings in Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology
AUTHOR: Edited by Vincent Katz
PUBLISHER: Dia Art Foundation, New York

BOOK DESIGNER: Jean Foos
DESIGN FIRM: Jean Foos



Red
TITLE: Red
AUTHOR: Cindy Dawon Kim
PUBLISHER: DERT

BOOK DESIGNER: Cindy Dawon Kim
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marcos Chavez



Repositioning Paolo Soleri, The City Is Nature
TITLE: Repositioning Paolo Soleri, The City Is Nature
AUTHOR: Claire C. Carter / Terry Ann R. Neff
PUBLISHER: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Erin Jauregui
JACKET DESIGNER: Brad Jones
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Peter Shikany
ART DIRECTOR: Brad Jones
DESIGN FIRM: ps:studios inc.



Restoring the Minoans: Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans
TITLE: Restoring the Minoans: Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans
AUTHOR: Jennifer Y. Chi
PUBLISHER: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

BOOK DESIGNER: Laura Grey
JACKET DESIGNER: Laura Grey
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jennifer Y. Chi
ART DIRECTOR: Laura Grey
DESIGN FIRM: Laura Grey Studio



Rethinking Afro Cuba
TITLE: Rethinking Afro Cuba
AUTHOR: Abdul Alkalimat
PUBLISHER: Twenty-First Century Books and Publications

BOOK DESIGNER: Rachel Guthrie
JACKET DESIGNER: Rachel Guthrie
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rachel Guthrie
ART DIRECTOR: Rachel Guthrie
DESIGN FIRM: Rachel Guthrie



Rivoluzione Langosteria
TITLE: Rivoluzione Langosteria
AUTHOR: Roberta Schira
PUBLISHER: Rizzoli

BOOK DESIGNER: Pasquale Di Meglio
JACKET DESIGNER: Leonardo Traina
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Giacomo Cesana
ART DIRECTOR: Pasquale Di Meglio
DESIGN FIRM: CBA Italy



Robert Ryman
TITLE: Robert Ryman
AUTHOR: Edited by Stephen Hoban and Courtney J. Martin
PUBLISHER: Dia Art Foundation, New York, in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London

BOOK DESIGNER: Joseph Logan
JACKET DESIGNER: Joseph Logan
DESIGN FIRM: Joseph Logan Design



Russian Library series (3 titles)
TITLE: Russian Library series (3 titles)
AUTHOR: varies
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Roberto de Vicq de Cuptich
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky



San Francisco Noir
TITLE: San Francisco Noir
AUTHOR: Fred Lyon
PUBLISHER: Princeton Architectural Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Ben English



Sarah Charlesworth
TITLE: Sarah Charlesworth
AUTHOR: Rochelle Steiner, ed.
PUBLISHER: DelMonico / Prestel

BOOK DESIGNER: Abbott Miller, Andrew Walters
JACKET DESIGNER: Abbott Miller, Andrew Walters
ART DIRECTOR: Abbott Miller
DESIGN FIRM: Pentagram



Sarah Charlesworth
TITLE: Sarah Charlesworth
AUTHOR: Rochelle Steiner
PUBLISHER: DelMonico Books • Prestel

DESIGN FIRM: Abbott Miller and Andrew Walters, Pentagram



Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art
TITLE: Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art
AUTHOR: Michael Findlay
PUBLISHER: Prestel Publishing

DESIGN FIRM: Mark Melnick



Sense
TITLE: Sense
AUTHOR: Trevor Reese
PUBLISHER: Blurb

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



Sergio Rodrigues / Designer
TITLE: Sergio Rodrigues / Designer
AUTHOR: Baba Vacaro, Fernando Mendes
PUBLISHER: BEI Editora

BOOK DESIGNER: Alexandre Costa
JACKET DESIGNER: Alexandre Costa
DESIGN FIRM: BEI Editora



Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze
TITLE: Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze
AUTHOR: Jamie Gabbarelli with Jonathan Bober
PUBLISHER: National Gallery of Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Brad Ireland
JACKET DESIGNER: Brad Ireland
DESIGN FIRM: National Gallery of Art



Singapore Indian Heritage
TITLE: Singapore Indian Heritage
AUTHOR: Rajesh Rai and A Mani
PUBLISHER: Singapore: Indian Heritage Centre

BOOK DESIGNER: Deborah Neo
JACKET DESIGNER: Deborah Neo
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Bryan Angelo Lim
ART DIRECTOR: Bryan Angelo Lim
DESIGN FIRM: qu'est-ce que c'est design



Skamløs / Shameless
TITLE: Skamløs / Shameless
AUTHOR: Amina Bile, Sofia Nesrine Srour, Nancy Herz
PUBLISHER: Gyldendal Norske Forlag

DESIGN FIRM: Metric Design





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Observed | July 12

Ikea claims to have created the World’s Comfiest Font, Soffa Sans, where each letter is formed by pieces from a sofa! Free download here. [LY]

Can you imagine the cereal isle? Kellogg’s has temporarily made the packaging for its most popular cereal varieties black and white in a new partnership with Crayola. [BV]

Not over the hill: Design With Nature, Ian McHarg’s landmark book of ecological design turns 50. [LY]


Observed | July 11

Congratulations to Collins, Ad Age‘s first design agency of the year! [BV]

Our privacy crisis is a crisis of design. [JH]


Observed | July 09

A wonderful deep dive online Bauhaus exhibition from Getty Research Institute. [BV]

Featuring upside-down pages, illegible interviews, and appearances from Sonic Youth, Björk, and David Bowie, Ray Gun, 90s America’s bible of music and style, shook up US publishing in the ‘90s. [BV]


Observed | July 08

Pioneering video artist Gretchen Bender predicted our obsession with screens. [BV]


Observed | July 02

“Not having anything to do sounds terrible. I fear that more than anything else. It’s greater than the fear of death.” Anne Quito interviews Milton Glaser on his 90th birthday. [MB]

70% of graphic design students are women, yet only 11% are Creative Directors. Discuss. [JH]


Observed | July 01

What a better way to kick off July than with some new art? And what better place to get it than the 20x200 weeklong sitewide semi-annual sale? Starting tomorrow their vintage & space editions are on sale. [BV]

Congratulations to our co-founder, Jessica Helfand, and all the Fall 2019 Bogliasco Fellowship recipients! [BV]

What’s as satisfying as a good book? Seeing one made the old-fashioned way, by hand. [BV]


Observed | June 28

Matthew Carter will discuss his ambitious new Latin superfamily of serif, sans, slab, and rounded typefaces at the Katherine Small Gallery. [BV]


Observed | June 27

The enduring appeal of mustard yellow. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | June 26

Color theory explored by Peter Kraus in three jewels of book-making. [BV]


Observed | June 25

Jessica Helfand gave a poster design workshop to scientists at Yale a few years ago and was told by one that if he followed her advice, nobody would take him seriously as a scientist. Behold: the future! A graphic design revolution for scientific conference posters. [BV]

The new ghost museums of China. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | June 20

Poster House, the first museum in the US dedicated exclusively to posters, opens today! Listen here to their first audio newsletter and guide narrated by Steven Heller. [BV]


Observed | June 19

Remembering the Bantam paperback of The Greening of America with its truly relentless deployment of Bookman Swash Italic. Quintessential 70s. RIP Charles Reich, 1928-2019. [MB]

Here’s your chance to hear Debbie Millman on the other side of the mike. Recorded live on stage at the famous Design and Advertising festival in London in May, Debbie is interviewed on episode 14 of This Way Up. [BV]


Observed | June 17

The School of Visual Arts has donated nearly 100 of its beloved Subway Series posters from the past three decades to the brand new Poster Museum, opening Thursday, June 20. These, as well as all new posters created in the future, will live in the Museum’s permanent archival collection. [BV]

Can a small Italian village point the way to more livable modern cities? A conference of urbanists aims to find out. [BV]


Observed | June 14

The late William Helfand had an incredible collection of medical prints, posters, and advertising emphasized "quack" pills, potions, and snake oil cure-alls. Hear his daughter, and our co-founder Jessica Helfand pay tribute to his "quackery” obsession. [BV]


Observed | June 11

“Beer cans are officially the new record sleeve.” The rise in craft brewing has spurred a beer aisle design renaissance. [BV]


Observed | June 10

Seeking 1000 people who eat. ZOE‘s experts are marrying nutritional science with machine learning to perform the world‘s largest study of individuals‘ unique nutritional responses. Visit joinzoe.com to sign up. Read this NYTimes article to see why. [BV]

A new exhibit at the Saint Louis Art Museum celebrates amateur photography from 1890–1970 through the recent gift of 150 amateur photographs from St. Louis collectors John and Teenuh Foster. John Foster assembled this collection of anonymous found images over the past 20 years, some of which can be seen in his Design Observer column. [BV]


Observed | June 06

An in-depth look at an urban mall designed to revive downtown San Diego that is set to be destroyed, from Alissa Walker. [BV]


Observed | June 05

Congratulations to Susan Kare, Patricia Moore, MIT D-Lab, Tom Phifer, Tobias Frere-Jones, Tobias Frere-Jones, Derek Lam, Ivan Poupyrev, Open Style Lab and all the winners of the 2019 Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards! [BV]


Observed | June 03

The first in a series of articles about the early days of the space age, in celebration of this summer’s 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing:
How NASA selected the first astronauts (and why no convicts have walked on the Moon). [BV]



Jobs | July 15