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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 | March 20

From Tristram Shandy to black holes, from Coco Chanel to Johnny Cash, from Francisco Goya to Mark Rothko: Ten ways to look at the color black. [BV]

With storage spaces filled with works that may never be shown, some museums are rethinking the way they collect art, and at least one is ranking what it owns. [BV]


Observed | March 19

In response to last week’s Christcurch mosque shootings, Meena Kadri teamed up with her former Māori language teacher Te Ataahia Castorina to compile a set of Māori words + English translations celebrating unity. If you learn and share 10 Māori words this week, make it these. [BV]


Observed | March 18

Journey back to a time when serifs were Antique, sans serifs were Grotesque, and extra bold faces were Fat. [BV]

“A six-year-old could have drawn that logo!” Well, in this case, he did. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


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]



Jobs | March 24