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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 | May 24

Congratulations to Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand! The Observatory made dezeen’s list of 14 of the best architecture and design podcasts to subscribe to. [BV]


Observed | May 23

From Atlas Obscura: 18 of the world’s most wondrous public transportation options. [BV]

Iceland’s environmental ministry says Justin and his Belibers have nearly ruined Fjadrárgljúfur canyon. But even for the non-famous, selfies are ruining national parks and the great outdoors around the world. Go outside but leave your phones at home. [BV]


Observed | May 22

How do you create a logo for a presidential candidate? On this week‘s The West Wing Weekly: West Wing & fonts. The guests are our co-founder Michael Bierut, who designed Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 logo, and Leslie Wah, who made the campaign logos in Season 6 of the West Wing. [BV]


Observed | May 21

Wanna play with some Brutalist buildings? Skyline chess has a new offering of London’s most-notable architecture from the Brutalist movement including the Trellick Tower, Petty France, Centrepoint and Cromwell Tower. [BV]

Design Observer co-founder @jessicahelfand is heading to Malta this week as an external critic working with Professor Vince Briffa, recipient of the Tribute to Art and Innovation award at this year’s Venice Biennale. [BV]


Observed | May 20

Book lovers will want to pay close attention to a new collaboration between Designers & Books and Peter Kraus’s Ursus Books & Gallery in New York. This installment: A Flowering of Creativity: Ladislav Sutnar and F. T. Marinetti. [BV]


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]



Jobs | May 26