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The Red Atlas
TITLE: The Red Atlas
AUTHOR: John Davies and Alexander J. Kent
PUBLISHER: The University of Chicago Press

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



The Scale of Things
TITLE: The Scale of Things
AUTHOR: Mike Fairbrass and David Tanguy
PUBLISHER: Quadrille Publishing Limited

BOOK DESIGNER: David Tanguy and Giovanni Pamio
JACKET DESIGNER: David Tanguy and Giovanni Pamio
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: David Tanguy
ART DIRECTOR: David Tanguy
DESIGN FIRM: Praline



The series of albums celebrating the centenary of the avant-garde in Poland
TITLE: The series of albums celebrating the centenary of the avant-garde in Poland
AUTHOR: Aleksandra Jach, Paulina Kurc-Maj, Przemysław Strożek, Andrij Bojarov, Paweł Polit, Karolina Szymaniak, Katarzyna Słoboda, Paulina Kurc-Maj, Anna Saciuk-Gąsowska, Natasha Ginwala, Daniel Muzyczuk
PUBLISHER: Muzeum Sztuki w Lodzi

BOOK DESIGNER: Ryszard Bienert
ART DIRECTOR: Ryszard Bienert



The Stampographer
TITLE: The Stampographer
AUTHOR: Vincent Sardon
PUBLISHER: Siglio

BOOK DESIGNER: Natalie Kraft and Vincent Sardon
JACKET DESIGNER: Vincent Sardon
DESIGN FIRM: Siglio



The Suffering Tree
TITLE: The Suffering Tree
AUTHOR: Elle Cosimano/ Emily Meehan (Editor), assisted by Hannah Allaman
PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion

BOOK DESIGNER: Maria Elias
JACKET DESIGNER: Maria Elias
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Joann Hill
ART DIRECTOR: Marci Senders
DESIGN FIRM: in-house



The US Constitution
TITLE: The US Constitution
AUTHOR: ThoughtMatter
PUBLISHER: ThoughtMatter (self-published)

BOOK DESIGNER: Wednesday Krus
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Anna Milivojevich
ART DIRECTOR: Jee-Eun Lee
DESIGN FIRM: ThoughtMatter



The Visual History of Type
TITLE: The Visual History of Type
AUTHOR: Paul McNeil
PUBLISHER: Laurence King Publishing

BOOK DESIGNER: Paul McNeil
JACKET DESIGNER: Paul McNeil
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Paul
DESIGN FIRM: MuirMcNeil



The Working Woman's Handbook - Ideas, Insights, and Inspiration for a Successful Creative Career
TITLE: The Working Woman's Handbook - Ideas, Insights, and Inspiration for a Successful Creative Career
AUTHOR: Phoebe Lovatt
PUBLISHER: Prestel Publishing

DESIGN FIRM: The Studio of Williamson Curran



Thoreau
TITLE: Thoreau
AUTHOR: Laura Dassow Walls
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



Thrid Coast Atlas
TITLE: Thrid Coast Atlas
AUTHOR: Daniel Ibañez, Clare Lyster, Charles Waldheim, Mason White
PUBLISHER: Actar Publishers

BOOK DESIGNER: Design Concept, Siena Scarff Design; Graphic Design, Ramon Prat Homs
JACKET DESIGNER: Siena Scarff Design / Actar Publishers
DESIGN FIRM: Siena Scarff Design / Actar Publishers



Tolgo la mia biblioteca dalle casse
TITLE: Tolgo la mia biblioteca dalle casse
AUTHOR: Walter Benjamin
PUBLISHER: Mondadori Electa S.p.a.

BOOK DESIGNER: Giulia De Benedetto
ART DIRECTOR: Paolo Tassinari
DESIGN FIRM: Tassinari/Vetta



Tomás Saraceno: Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions
TITLE: Tomás Saraceno: Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions
AUTHOR: Ute Meta Bauer and Anca Rujoiu
PUBLISHER: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)

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



Total Destruction of the National Museum of Anthropology
TITLE: Total Destruction of the National Museum of Anthropology
AUTHOR: Eduardo Abaroa/Jennifer Burris
PUBLISHER: Athénée Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Blair Richardson
DESIGN FIRM: MiniSuper Studio



Towards the Rule of Law
TITLE: Towards the Rule of Law
AUTHOR: Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
PUBLISHER: Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

BOOK DESIGNER: Ananya Khaitan



Trappist Beer Travels: Inside the Breweries of the Monasteries
TITLE: Trappist Beer Travels: Inside the Breweries of the Monasteries
AUTHOR: Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood & Jessica Deahl
PUBLISHER: Schiffer Publishing, LTD.

BOOK DESIGNER: Justin Watkinson
JACKET DESIGNER: John Cheek
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: John Cheek



TypeFaces
TITLE: TypeFaces
AUTHOR: Marek Hosek
PUBLISHER: Blurb

BOOK DESIGNER: Marek Hosek
JACKET DESIGNER: Marek Hosek
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marek Hosek
ART DIRECTOR: Marek Hosek
DESIGN FIRM: mhdezign



UnFree Verse
TITLE: UnFree Verse
AUTHOR: Tse Hao Guang, Joshua Ip, Theophilus Kwek
PUBLISHER: Ethos Books

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



Unsettled
TITLE: Unsettled
AUTHOR: JoAnne Northrup
PUBLISHER: Hirmer Verlag

BOOK DESIGNER: Brad Bartlett
JACKET DESIGNER: Brad Bartlett
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Brad Bartlett
DESIGN FIRM: Brad Bartlett Design



Vegas Gold: The Entertainment Capital of the World 1950-1980
TITLE: Vegas Gold: The Entertainment Capital of the World 1950-1980
AUTHOR: David Wills
PUBLISHER: Dey St. An Imprint of William Morrow

BOOK DESIGNER: Stephen Schmidt and David Wills
JACKET DESIGNER: Stephen Schmidt
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Stephen Schmidt
ART DIRECTOR: Stephen Schmidt
DESIGN FIRM: Duuplex



Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim
TITLE: Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim
AUTHOR: Edited by Megan M. Fontanella with contributions by Tracey BashkoffSusan DavidsonVivien GreeneLauren HinksonSusan ThompsonJeffrey Weiss
PUBLISHER: Guggenheim Museum Publications

DESIGN FIRM: Gavillet & Cie



Visualizing Disease
TITLE: Visualizing Disease
AUTHOR: Domenico Bertoloni Meli
PUBLISHER: The University of Chicago Press

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



Voices on Unity: Coming Together, Falling Apart
TITLE: Voices on Unity: Coming Together, Falling Apart
AUTHOR: Cat Pleska
PUBLISHER: Mountain State Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Elizabeth Ford
JACKET DESIGNER: Elizabeth Ford
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Ford
ART DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Ford
DESIGN FIRM: Elizabeth Ford Creative



W. A. Dwiggins: A Life In Design
TITLE: W. A. Dwiggins: A Life In Design
AUTHOR: Bruce Kennett
PUBLISHER: Letterform Archive

BOOK DESIGNER: Bruce Kennett
JACKET DESIGNER: Cover design by Bruce Kennett (no jacket)
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rob Saunders
ART DIRECTOR: N/A
DESIGN FIRM: Bruce Kennett Studio



Walter De Maria: The Lightning Field
TITLE: Walter De Maria: The Lightning Field
AUTHOR: Edited by Stephen Hoban, Alexis Lowry, and Jessica Morgan
PUBLISHER: Dia Art Foundation, New York

BOOK DESIGNER: Don Quaintance
DESIGN FIRM: Public Address Design



Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods
TITLE: Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods
AUTHOR: Tania del Rio + Will Staehle / Jason Rekulak
PUBLISHER: Quirk Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Will Staehle
JACKET DESIGNER: Will Staehle
ART DIRECTOR: Timothy O'Donnell
DESIGN FIRM: Unusual Co.



We Both Say Amen
TITLE: We Both Say Amen
AUTHOR: L.N. Koons
PUBLISHER: Amazon

BOOK DESIGNER: Marcella Janush-Kulchitsky
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marcella Janush-Kulchitsky



What the Hell Did I Just Read
TITLE: What the Hell Did I Just Read
AUTHOR: David Wong
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



What's Worth Preserving?
TITLE: What's Worth Preserving?
AUTHOR: Tanner Woodford / Christopher Jobson
PUBLISHER: Chicago Design Museum

BOOK DESIGNER: Tanner Woodford
JACKET DESIGNER: Tanner Woodford
DESIGN FIRM: Chicago Design Museum



When Lithuania Ruled the World
TITLE: When Lithuania Ruled the World
AUTHOR: Kestutis Nakas
PUBLISHER: Aukso žuvys

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Agnė Dautartaitė-Krutulė
ART DIRECTOR: Agnė Dautartaitė-Krutulė
DESIGN FIRM: -



White Wilderness: The Antarctic Peninsula
TITLE: White Wilderness: The Antarctic Peninsula
AUTHOR: Rick Burritt
PUBLISHER: Burritt Design

BOOK DESIGNER: Rick Burritt
JACKET DESIGNER: Rick Burritt
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rick Burritt
ART DIRECTOR: Rick Burritt
DESIGN FIRM: Burritt Design



WigED
TITLE: WigED
AUTHOR: Jeanna Doyle
PUBLISHER: Books-Ruhl

BOOK DESIGNER: Jason Wheeler
JACKET DESIGNER: Chris Promecene
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Chris Promecene, Jason Wheeler
ART DIRECTOR: Chris Promecene, Jason Wheeler



Wildman
TITLE: Wildman
AUTHOR: J. C. Geiger / Rotem Moscovich
PUBLISHER: Disney • Hyperion

BOOK DESIGNER: Maria Elias
JACKET DESIGNER: Maria Elias
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Joann Hill
ART DIRECTOR: Marci Senders
DESIGN FIRM: in-house



Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity
TITLE: Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity
AUTHOR: Sarah Suzuki
PUBLISHER: Museum of Modern Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Naomi Mizusaki, Supermarket
JACKET DESIGNER: Naomi Mizusaki, Supermarket
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Charles Kim
ART DIRECTOR: Hannah Kim
DESIGN FIRM: Ellen Weinstein



Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
TITLE: Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
AUTHOR: Edited by Mika Yoshitake, with Melissa Chiu, Alexander Dumbadze, Alex Jones, Gloria Sutton, Miwako Tezuka
PUBLISHER: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden / DelMonico Books • Prestel

DESIGN FIRM: Miko McGinty, Inc.



Young Leonardo
TITLE: Young Leonardo
AUTHOR: Jean-Pierre Isbouts
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



3NÓS3 – Intervenções urbanas
TITLE: 3NÓS3 – Intervenções urbanas
AUTHOR: Mario Ramiro
PUBLISHER: Ubu Editora

BOOK DESIGNER: Elaine Ramos



AGI Seoul 2016
TITLE: AGI Seoul 2016
AUTHOR: James Chae & Moon Jisook
PUBLISHER: Ahn Graphics Publishers

BOOK DESIGNER: Yu Hwaran
JACKET DESIGNER: Park Woohyuk, Cho Kyuhyung
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Chris Ro
ART DIRECTOR: James Chae
DESIGN FIRM: ADearFriend



Alison Rossiter: Expired Paper
TITLE: Alison Rossiter: Expired Paper
AUTHOR: Leah Ollman
PUBLISHER: Radius Books

BOOK DESIGNER: David Chickey
JACKET DESIGNER: David Chickey
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: David Chickey
ART DIRECTOR: David Chickey



An Album of Artists’ Drawings from Qajar Iran
TITLE: An Album of Artists’ Drawings from Qajar Iran
AUTHOR: David J. Roxburg
PUBLISHER: Harvard Art Museums

BOOK DESIGNER: Becky Hunt, Adam Sherkanowski
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Zak Jensen
DESIGN FIRM: Harvard Art Museums Design Department



Another World: Nineteenth Century Illustrated Print Culture
TITLE: Another World: Nineteenth Century Illustrated Print Culture
AUTHOR: Patricia Mainardi
PUBLISHER: Yale University Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Leslie Fitch
JACKET DESIGNER: Leslie Fitch
DESIGN FIRM: Leslie Fitch Design



Apprendre de Caudéran
TITLE: Apprendre de Caudéran
AUTHOR: Grau architects
PUBLISHER: Bordeaux Métropole

BOOK DESIGNER: Els Vande Kerckhove
JACKET DESIGNER: Els Vande Kerckhove
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Els Vande Kerckhove / Anthony Jammes
ART DIRECTOR: Els Vande Kerckhove
DESIGN FIRM: Something Els / Grau



Around Chigusa: Tea and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan
TITLE: Around Chigusa: Tea and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan
AUTHOR: Dora C.Y. Ching, Louise Allison Cort, Andrew M. Watsky
PUBLISHER: Tang Center for East Asian Art, Princeton University

BOOK DESIGNER: Joseph Cho & Stefanie Lew
DESIGN FIRM: Binocular Design Ltd



Barbara Hammer Truant: Photographs, 1970 - 1979
TITLE: Barbara Hammer Truant: Photographs, 1970 - 1979
AUTHOR: Barbara Hammer
PUBLISHER: Capricious

BOOK DESIGNER: Alex Lin, Jena Myung, Sharon Gong
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Alex Lin
ART DIRECTOR: Alex Lin
DESIGN FIRM: Studio LIn



Begin Anywhere: Paths of Mentorship and Collaboration
TITLE: Begin Anywhere: Paths of Mentorship and Collaboration
AUTHOR: Essay: Justine Kurland
PUBLISHER: SF Camerawork

BOOK DESIGNER: Bob Aufuldish
DESIGN FIRM: Aufuldish & Warinner



Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution
TITLE: Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution
AUTHOR: Bernie Sanders
PUBLISHER: Henry Holt and Co.

BOOK DESIGNER: April Ward / Jude Buffum
JACKET DESIGNER: April Ward / Jude Buffum
ART DIRECTOR: April Ward
DESIGN FIRM: Macmillan Children's Publishing Group / Jude Buffum Illustration



Bicycle Landscape
TITLE: Bicycle Landscape
AUTHOR: Yorit Kluitman / Yvonne Rijpers, 75B
PUBLISHER: nai010 publishers

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rens Muis & Pieter Vos
DESIGN FIRM: 75B



Bowling
TITLE: Bowling
AUTHOR: UrbanLab (Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen)
PUBLISHER: Applied Research & Design

BOOK DESIGNER: Taek Hyun Kim
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rick Valicenti
DESIGN FIRM: Thirsts



Broad Strokes
TITLE: Broad Strokes
AUTHOR: Bridget Quinn / Bridget Watson Payne
PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Kristen Hewitt



Champagne
TITLE: Champagne
AUTHOR: Peter Liem/Kelly Snowden
PUBLISHER: Ten Speed Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Angelina Cheney
JACKET DESIGNER: Angelina Cheney
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Emma Campion
ART DIRECTOR: Angelina Cheney
DESIGN FIRM: Ten Speed Press



Charles Arnoldi: Paper
TITLE: Charles Arnoldi: Paper
AUTHOR: Bruce Guenther
PUBLISHER: Radius Books

BOOK DESIGNER: David Chickey
JACKET DESIGNER: David Chickey
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: David Chickey
ART DIRECTOR: David Chickey





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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