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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 | 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