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Chatham: A Transformational University
TITLE: Chatham: A Transformational University
AUTHOR: Mary Brignano
PUBLISHER: Chatham University

BOOK DESIGNER: Joe Petrina
JACKET DESIGNER: Joe Petrina
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Brian Bronaugh/Rick Landesberg
ART DIRECTOR: Joe Petrina
DESIGN FIRM: Landesberg Design



Cinema by Design
TITLE: Cinema by Design
AUTHOR: Lucy Fischer
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Lisa Hamm
JACKET DESIGNER: Lisa Hamm
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky



Claus Porto – 130 years
TITLE: Claus Porto – 130 years
AUTHOR: Andrew Howard
PUBLISHER: Ach Brito & Ca. S.A.

BOOK DESIGNER: Andrew Howard, Rita Carvalho
ART DIRECTOR: Andrew Howard
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Andrew Howard



Corpo a corpo – A disputa das imagens, da fotografia à transmissão ao vivo
TITLE: Corpo a corpo – A disputa das imagens, da fotografia à transmissão ao vivo
AUTHOR: Thyago Nogueira (org.)
PUBLISHER: IMS – Instituto Moreira Salles

BOOK DESIGNER: Elaine Ramos



Crambell and his lil elf
TITLE: Crambell and his lil elf
AUTHOR: Nisha de sousa
PUBLISHER: Rich Printing Press




Debi Cornwall: Welcome to Camp America, Inside Guantánamo Bay
TITLE: Debi Cornwall: Welcome to Camp America, Inside Guantánamo Bay
AUTHOR: Moazzam Begg, Fred Ritchin, Debi Cornwall
PUBLISHER: Radius Books

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



Drawing on the Left: Beh Shahn and the Art of Human Rights
TITLE: Drawing on the Left: Beh Shahn and the Art of Human Rights
AUTHOR: Laura Katzman
PUBLISHER: James Madison University

BOOK DESIGNER: Carissa Henriques
DESIGN FIRM: Henriques Design



Emil Milan: Midcentury Master
TITLE: Emil Milan: Midcentury Master
AUTHOR: Craig Edelbrock with Norm Sartorius, Phil Jurus, & Barry Gordon. Foreword by Albert LeCoff
PUBLISHER: The Center for Art in Wood

BOOK DESIGNER: Erika Brask & Dan Saal
DESIGN FIRM: WonderFull Design



Epigramas
TITLE: Epigramas
AUTHOR: Marco Valerio Marcial
PUBLISHER: Atelie Editorial

BOOK DESIGNER: Gustavo Piqueira
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Gustavo Piqueira
ART DIRECTOR: Gustavo Piqueira
DESIGN FIRM: CASA REX



Fantasy Life: Baseball and the American Dream
TITLE: Fantasy Life: Baseball and the American Dream
AUTHOR: Tabitha Soren; Editor: Lesley Martin; Linked Stories: Dave Eggers
PUBLISHER: Aperture

BOOK DESIGNER: Bob Aufuldish
DESIGN FIRM: Aufuldish & Warinner



Feininger
TITLE: Feininger
AUTHOR: Manuel Fontán del Junco & Aida Capa, Eds.
PUBLISHER: Editorial Arte y Ciencia

BOOK DESIGNER: Guillermo Nagore



Frank Walter: The Last Universal Man, 1926-2009
TITLE: Frank Walter: The Last Universal Man, 1926-2009
AUTHOR: Barbara Paca, Ph.D.
PUBLISHER: Radius Books

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



From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park
TITLE: From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park
AUTHOR: Buffalo Bayou Partnership
PUBLISHER: Buffalo Bayou Partnership

BOOK DESIGNER: Carla Delgado, Julie Savasky
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: DJ Stout
DESIGN FIRM: Pentagram



Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed
TITLE: Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed
AUTHOR: Brian "B+" Cross
PUBLISHER: University of Texas Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Derek George
JACKET DESIGNER: Derek George
DESIGN FIRM: University of Texas Press



Gio_Graphy: Fun in the Wild World of Fashion
TITLE: Gio_Graphy: Fun in the Wild World of Fashion
AUTHOR: Giovanna Battaglia
PUBLISHER: Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated

BOOK DESIGNER: CHEYANNE PROUD
JACKET DESIGNER: CHEYANNE PROUD
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: GIOVANNI BIANCO
ART DIRECTOR: LAUREN GOLDBLUM
DESIGN FIRM: GB65



Golden Kingdoms: Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas
TITLE: Golden Kingdoms: Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas
AUTHOR: Edited by Joanne Pillsbury, Timothy Potts, and Kim N. Richter
PUBLISHER: Getty Publications

BOOK DESIGNER: Jeffrey Cohen
DESIGN FIRM: Getty Publications



House Industries: The Process Is the Inspiration
TITLE: House Industries: The Process Is the Inspiration
AUTHOR: Andy Cruz, Rich Roat, and Ken Barber/Julie Bennett
PUBLISHER: Watson-Gutpill

BOOK DESIGNER: Bonde Angeline, Andy Cruz, and Ken Barber
JACKET DESIGNER: Andy Cruz
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Andy Cruz
ART DIRECTOR: Andy Cruz
DESIGN FIRM: House Industries



How Art Can Make You Happy
TITLE: How Art Can Make You Happy
AUTHOR: Bridget Watson Payne / Christina Amini
PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Vanessa Dina



Hyecho's Journey
TITLE: Hyecho's Journey
AUTHOR: Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
PUBLISHER: The University of Chicago Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Lauren Michelle Smith
JACKET DESIGNER: Lauren Michelle Smith
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jill Shimabukuro
DESIGN FIRM: The University of Chicago Press



I Fought the Law
TITLE: I Fought the Law
AUTHOR: Olivia Locher / Bridget Watson Payne
PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Brooke Johnson



I Heard You, Did You Hear You
TITLE: I Heard You, Did You Hear You
AUTHOR: Hailey Tang
PUBLISHER: self published

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Hailey Tang



I See a City. Todd Webb's New York
TITLE: I See a City. Todd Webb's New York
AUTHOR: Authors: Sean Corcoran; Daniel Okrent. Editor: Betsy Evans Hunt
PUBLISHER: Thames & Hudson

BOOK DESIGNER: Same as above
JACKET DESIGNER: Same as above
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Beth Tondreau
ART DIRECTOR: Same as above
DESIGN FIRM: BTDnyc



I Wrote You a Note
TITLE: I Wrote You a Note
AUTHOR: Lizi Boyd / Victoria Rock
PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Sara Gillingham



Imbibe
TITLE: Imbibe
AUTHOR: Dan Eames, Hayley Carr, Conor Foran
PUBLISHER: Repository 101

BOOK DESIGNER: Conor Foran, Hayley Carr, Dan Eames, Jessie De Bow Agnew, Deirdre Rawle, Liam Trumble
JACKET DESIGNER: Finn Mullan
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Dept. Communication Design, NCAD
ART DIRECTOR: Niamh McNally
DESIGN FIRM: National College of Art & Design, Dublin



Insatiability of the Gaze
TITLE: Insatiability of the Gaze
AUTHOR: Anna Krolica
PUBLISHER: Centrum Sztuki Moscice / Instytut Muzyki i Tanca

BOOK DESIGNER: Ryszard Bienert
ART DIRECTOR: Ryszard Bienert



Irving Penn: Centennial
TITLE: Irving Penn: Centennial
AUTHOR: Maria Morris Hambourg and Jeff L. Rosenheim, with contributions by Alexandra Dennett, Philippe Garner, Adam Kirsch, Harald E.L. Prins, Vasilios Zatse
PUBLISHER: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Margaret Bauer
JACKET DESIGNER: Margaret Bauer



Items: Is Fashion Modern?
TITLE: Items: Is Fashion Modern?
AUTHOR: Paola Antonelli, Michelle Fisher
PUBLISHER: Museum of Modern Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Lana Cavar, Natasha Chandani
DESIGN FIRM: Clanada



James Franco Postcard Book
TITLE: James Franco Postcard Book
AUTHOR: James Franco (Au), Caitlin Kirkpatrick (Ed) + Jonn Herschend (Ed)
PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books & THE THING

BOOK DESIGNER: Grace Lee
JACKET DESIGNER: Grace Lee
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Brett MacFadden & Scott Thorpe
DESIGN FIRM: MacFadden & Thorpe



JAVIER DE LAS MUELAS COCKTAILS & FOOD
TITLE: JAVIER DE LAS MUELAS COCKTAILS & FOOD
AUTHOR: JAVIER DE LAS MUELAS
PUBLISHER: PLANETA GASTRO

BOOK DESIGNER: MAYA ROLANDO
JACKET DESIGNER: MAYA ROLANDO
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: MAYA ROLANDO
ART DIRECTOR: MAYA ROLANDO
DESIGN FIRM: MANDARUIXA DESIGN



Joan Miro: I Work Like a Gardener
TITLE: Joan Miro: I Work Like a Gardener
AUTHOR: Joan Miro, Yvon Taillandier, Robert Lubar
PUBLISHER: Princeton Architectural Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Paul Wagner



John Riegert
TITLE: John Riegert
AUTHOR: Eric Lidji and Brett Yasko
PUBLISHER: SPACE gallery

BOOK DESIGNER: Brett Yasko
DESIGN FIRM: Brett Yasko



Jungjin Lee: Desert
TITLE: Jungjin Lee: Desert
AUTHOR: Jungjin Lee, Robert Frank
PUBLISHER: Radius Books

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



Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art
TITLE: Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art
AUTHOR: Irene Hofmann, Jordan Kantor, Niko Vicario
PUBLISHER: Radius Books

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



Lahey Years: Transforming a Small Local College into a Major, Nationally Recognized University
TITLE: Lahey Years: Transforming a Small Local College into a Major, Nationally Recognized University
AUTHOR: Lynn Bushnell (Executive Editor), Janet Waldman (Editor), Donna Pintek (Editor)
PUBLISHER: Quinnipiac University Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Jack Collins, Pedro Mendes, Shannon Jager, Xingwei Huang
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Eddie Opara
ART DIRECTOR: Ken Deegan, Brankica Harvey
DESIGN FIRM: Pentagram



Lara
TITLE: Lara
AUTHOR: Anna Pasternak
PUBLISHER: Ecco/HarperCollins

JACKET DESIGNER: Allison Saltzman



Leonardo Cremonini
TITLE: Leonardo Cremonini
AUTHOR: Mary Anne Costello
PUBLISHER: The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation

BOOK DESIGNER: Tom Wood
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Tom Wood
ART DIRECTOR: Tom Wood
DESIGN FIRM: Wood New York



Letters to a Young Farmer
TITLE: Letters to a Young Farmer
AUTHOR: Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Martha Hodgkins
PUBLISHER: Princeton Architectural Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Paul Wagner



Life, Love, Food – 20 ans Paul Bert
TITLE: Life, Love, Food – 20 ans Paul Bert
AUTHOR: François Simon, Bertrand Auboyneau, Patrick Pleutin
PUBLISHER: Bistrot Paul Bert (self-published limited ed. book sold directly via Bistrot Paul Bert)

BOOK DESIGNER: Graeme Rodrigo, Patrick Pleutin
JACKET DESIGNER: Graeme Rodrigo
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Graeme Rodrigo
DESIGN FIRM: Make Ready Studio



Lines
TITLE: Lines
AUTHOR: Suzy Lee / Victoria Rock
PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Sara Gillingham



Lygia Pape
TITLE: Lygia Pape
AUTHOR: Edited by Michaela Unterdörfer; Essays by Daniel Birnbaum and Briony Fer
PUBLISHER: Hauser & Wirth Publishers

BOOK DESIGNER: Damien Saatdjian
ART DIRECTOR: Damien Saatdjian



Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
TITLE: Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
AUTHOR: Pia Gottschaller and Aleca Le Blanc
PUBLISHER: Getty Publications

BOOK DESIGNER: Catherine Lorenz
DESIGN FIRM: Getty Publications



Meeting with My Brother
TITLE: Meeting with My Brother
AUTHOR: Yi Mun-yol
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Chang Jae Lee
JACKET DESIGNER: Chang Jae Lee
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky



Merce Cunningham: Common Time
TITLE: Merce Cunningham: Common Time
AUTHOR: Edited by Fionn Meade and Joan Rothfuss with contributions from multiple authors
PUBLISHER: Walker Art Center

BOOK DESIGNER: Ryan Gerald Nelson
JACKET DESIGNER: Cover design (no jacket): Ryan Gerald Nelson
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Emmet Byrne (Design Director)
DESIGN FIRM: Walker Art Center Design Department



Ming Romantic: Collected and Bound
TITLE: Ming Romantic: Collected and Bound
AUTHOR: Caspar Lam, YuJune Park (editors)
PUBLISHER: Synoptic Office

BOOK DESIGNER: Caspar Lam, YuJune Park
JACKET DESIGNER: N/A
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Caspar Lam, YuJune Park
ART DIRECTOR: Caspar Lam, YuJune Park
DESIGN FIRM: Synoptic Office



Murillo: The Self-Portraits
TITLE: Murillo: The Self-Portraits
AUTHOR: Authors: Xavier F. Salomon and Letizia Treves; with Silvia A. Centeno, Maria Alvarez Garcillan, Larry Keith, Dorothy Mahon, and Nicole Ryder; Editor in Chief: Michaelyn Mitchell; Assistant Editor: Hilary Becker
PUBLISHER: New York: The Frick Collection; New Haven: In association with Yale University Press




Naoya Hatakeyama Excavating the Future CIty
TITLE: Naoya Hatakeyama Excavating the Future CIty
AUTHOR: Yasufumi Nakamori
PUBLISHER: Aperture

BOOK DESIGNER: Alex Lin, Jena Myung
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Alex Lin/Leslie Martin
ART DIRECTOR: Alex Lin, Jena Myung
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Lin



Napa Valley Then & Now
TITLE: Napa Valley Then & Now
AUTHOR: Kelli White
PUBLISHER: Leslie Rudd

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Michael Vanderbyl
ART DIRECTOR: Michael Vanderbyl
DESIGN FIRM: Vanderbyl Design



Oito Viagens ao Brasil
TITLE: Oito Viagens ao Brasil
AUTHOR: Gustavo Piqueira
PUBLISHER: WMF Martins Fontes

BOOK DESIGNER: Gustavo Piqueira
JACKET DESIGNER: Gustavo Piqueira
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Gustavo Piqueira
ART DIRECTOR: Gustavo Piqueira
DESIGN FIRM: Casa Rex



ONE - Trade Edition
TITLE: ONE - Trade Edition
AUTHOR: David Campany, Teju Cole, Christie Davis, John D’Agata, Michael Fried, Darius Himes, Leah Ollman, Laura Steward
PUBLISHER: Radius Books

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



One Last Thing
TITLE: One Last Thing
AUTHOR: Jonn Herschend, Will Rogan, Heather Fisk, K.r.m. Mooney
PUBLISHER: THE THING

BOOK DESIGNER: Felix Talkin
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Scott Thorpe
DESIGN FIRM: MacFadden & Thorpe





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Observed | July 19

Today’s New York Times feature on the fire at Notre Dame has superb photography & dazzling interactive animations, but nothing is more mesmerizing than these sketches made at the scene by French firefighter Laurent Clerjeau. A landmark piece of visual journalism. [MB]

Everyone at this new advertising agency has served time in prison. [BV]


Observed | July 18

From ancient art to modern manuscripts, Harvard digital collections provides free, public access to over 6 million objects. #Explore! [BV]


Observed | July 17

Can a typeface embraces uncertainty and celebrates differences? Ambiguity is up to the challenge. [BV]


Observed | July 16

New out today from Shutterstock: Elements video effects. And some pretty fun behind the scenes footage. [BV]

Get Up, Stand Up Now is a major new exhibition at Somerset House celebrating the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond. The exhibition explores migration, psychological and social borders, the body and participation, power and resistance. [LY]


Observed | July 15

Congratulations! Acclaimed Dutch typographer Wim Crouwel has just received the 32nd TDC Medal from the Type Directors Club. [BV]


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]



Jobs | July 22