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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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Observed | March 15

Street art used to be the voice of the people. Now it’s the voice of advertisers. [BV]

Scientists have not kept pace with the work of discovering new species. Now, a growing number of committed hobbyists – ranging from a Belgian bus driver to a California cybersecurity expert – are out in the field, igniting a boom in documenting the world’s biodiversity. [BV]


Observed | March 14

In a week where the transportation department is facing some of its most pointed criticism, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao wants to speed the commercial adoption of untested technologies like driverless vehicles and hyperloops—without addressing the dramatic, necessary changes needed today. [BV]

In 1927, the Italian Futurist artist and designer Fortunato Depero created a monograph of his work unlike any book that had been seen before. Called Depero Futurista, or “Depero the Futurist,” it is also known as The Bolted Book, because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminum bolts. And you can have an exact replica! [BV]


Observed | March 13

Olympic Games sport pictograms were first introduced at the Tokyo 1964 Games, and have been a part of the games ever since. The Tokyo 2020 pictograms were designed by Masaaki Hiromura who “tried to express the dynamic beauty of the athletes through these pictograms, while respecting the legacy bequeathed by the pioneers of the Japanese design industry in their designs for the Tokyo 1964 Games.” [BV]


Observed | March 12

Our collective wisdom is perhaps one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments ... this is because people—no matter where they are, no matter from where they come—possess intrinsic curiosity, creative souls and inquiring minds. [JH]


Observed | March 11

Art powered by disability: ‘I fear being trapped in the statue of my own body, whilst my mind gazes out.’ [BV]

A grand collection of the tiniest of books — 950 of them — is now on display at the Grolier Club in New York City. [BV]


Observed | March 08

Neighborhood Golf Association, a new film from Nicolas Heller, highlights “Tiger Hood”, a NYC photographer who created a street version of golf to help pass the time while he sold his work. [BV]


Observed | March 07

Reckoning with design’s role in the production of more and more objects and more and more waste. [BV]

Net neutrality gets a power-up! [BV]


Observed | March 06

The Architecture & Design Film Festival returns to DTLA next Wednesday at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. 24 outstanding films are on the schedule. [BV]

‘A Sense of Place’ is a graphic art project that reveals how places can develop deeply felt strong identities and culture and includes an interview with the lovely Debbie Millman. [BV]


Observed | March 05

Out today from Penguin Random House: Follow This Thread. A twisting journey through the world of mazes, real and imagined, unraveling our ancient, abiding relationship with them and exploring why they continue to fascinate us. [BV]

A wildly popular mobile game allows users to decorate virtual spaces with real-life (and easily purchasable) furniture. It’s the future of advertising—but what does ‘Design Home’ say about the future of the people who play it? [BV]


Observed | March 04

The scion of a storied Amsterdam family rediscovered Rembrandt paintings that lead to an art-world feud. [BV]

Artist Katie Holten has created a New York City Tree Alphabet. (A is for Ash, B for Birch...) She’s encouraging people to download the free font and create tree messages that will be planted with live trees this spring. [BV]


Observed | February 28

A flip through Playboy France reveals experimental layouts, an innovative use of typefaces, and, a design direction that can absolutely be described as “tasteful.” It’s more about typography than titties. [BV]


Observed | February 27

Underwater photographer of the year awards announced. The winners don’t disappoint! [BV]


Observed | February 26

Saint Louis designers celebrate America’s 60th National Park through typographic focused posters. Type Hike, started by designers James Walker and David Rygiol, continue their type-focused collaborative nonprofit with their 5th installment, ARCH. Vote for your favorite poster here through March 24. (via John Foster) [BV]


Observed | February 25

An argument against modern architecture. [BV]

When the %$#@! did we start to use obscenicons? Belive it or not, as early as 1901. [BV]


Observed | February 21

Science answers the age old question: Why does a grape turns into a fireball in a microwave? [BV]


Observed | February 20

The Sunset Strip occupies a short stretch of Sunset Boulevard, but its reputation as a stomping ground of gangsters, glamour girls, rock stars and hell-raisers has held an oversized fascination for decades. Curbed LA dives deep. Part One. Part Two. [BV]

Should historic logos be protected in the same way as historic buildings? (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | February 19

My new favourite part of Twitter is Josh Lipnik’s tours of the modern architecture of the US midwest. Here he looks at the modern architecture of Columbus, Ohio—houses, schools, churches, banks, and even a cool Space Age horse racing track. [MB]

The authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct L.A. Times Fast Food French Fry Rankings. [BV]


Observed | February 14

Welcome to 2019. If you value your privacy, don’t get your Valentine an internet-connected sex toy. [BV]


Observed | February 13

Places Journal’s ongoing series “Future Archive” republishes significant 20th-century texts introduced by a prominent scholar. This installment features J.B. Jackson’s 1976 essay on the American garage from Landscape. [BV]

Can multigenerational home-sharing solve LA’s affordability crisis? Alissa Walker explores what it might mean to age in place in LA. [BV]



Jobs | March 18