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10 Things I Can See From Here
TITLE: 10 Things I Can See From Here
AUTHOR: Carrie Mac
PUBLISHER: Random House Children's Books | Knopf

JACKET DESIGNER: Angela Carlino
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Impey



1917: The Perfect Game
TITLE: 1917: The Perfect Game
AUTHOR: JC MacQueen
PUBLISHER: Allied Books Press

JACKET DESIGNER: 7 Facts
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Nancy Fandel
DESIGN FIRM: 7 Facts



30 e poucos anos e uma máquina do tempo
TITLE: 30 e poucos anos e uma máquina do tempo
AUTHOR: Mo Daviau
PUBLISHER: Fábrica231

JACKET DESIGNER: Angelo Allevato Bottino



3-Ingredient Cocktails
TITLE: 3-Ingredient Cocktails
AUTHOR: Robert Simonson/Emily Timberlake
PUBLISHER: Ten Speed Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Elizabeth Stromberg
JACKET DESIGNER: George Carpenter
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Emma Campion
ART DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Stromberg
DESIGN FIRM: Ten Speed Press



42 Faith
TITLE: 42 Faith
AUTHOR: Ed Henry
PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson

JACKET DESIGNER: Charles Brock
DESIGN FIRM: Faceout Studio



4321
TITLE: 4321
AUTHOR: Paul Auster
PUBLISHER: Can Publishing

JACKET DESIGNER: Utku Lomlu
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
ART DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
DESIGN FIRM: Lom Creative



A Change in Direction - life needs to include some adventure
TITLE: A Change in Direction - life needs to include some adventure
AUTHOR: Scott 'Explicit' Hollloway, Paul 'Eagle Eye' Holloway, Paul 'IROC" Morandi, Debbie 'Quickstep' Holloway, Robin 'Archangel' Holloway, Elizabeth 'LAX' Holloway,
PUBLISHER: Self published

BOOK DESIGNER: John Dardani and Jessica Gasc
JACKET DESIGNER: John Dardani and Jessica Gasc
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: John Dardani and Jessica Gasc
DESIGN FIRM: GDI Design



A experiência nacional
TITLE: A experiência nacional
AUTHOR: Martinho, Francisco Carlos Palomanes / Limoncic, Flávio
PUBLISHER: Civilização brasileira

BOOK DESIGNER: Anderson Junqueira
JACKET DESIGNER: Anderson Junqueira
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Anderson Junqueira
ART DIRECTOR: Anderson Junqueira
DESIGN FIRM: Anderson Junqueira



A Girl is a Half-formed Thing
TITLE: A Girl is a Half-formed Thing
AUTHOR: Eimear McBride
PUBLISHER: Can Publishing

JACKET DESIGNER: Utku Lomlu
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
ART DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
DESIGN FIRM: Lom Creative



A Pedra
TITLE: A Pedra
AUTHOR: Yuri Pires
PUBLISHER: LOTE 42

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



A Revolução Russa [The Russian Revolution]
TITLE: A Revolução Russa [The Russian Revolution]
AUTHOR: Sheila Fitzpatrick
PUBLISHER: Todavia

JACKET DESIGNER: Gabriela Castro, Gustavo Marchetti, Paulo André Chagas
DESIGN FIRM: Bloco Gráfico



A Separation
TITLE: A Separation
AUTHOR: Katie Kitamura
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Jaya Miceli
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus



A Short History of the Girl Next Door
TITLE: A Short History of the Girl Next Door
AUTHOR: Jared Reck
PUBLISHER: Random House Children's Books | Knopf

JACKET DESIGNER: Ray Shappell
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Impey



A sociedade contra o Estado (Society Against the State), Inconstância da alma selvagem (Inconstancy of the Indian Soul), Cultura com aspas (
TITLE: A sociedade contra o Estado (Society Against the State), Inconstância da alma selvagem (Inconstancy of the Indian Soul), Cultura com aspas ("Culture" and Culture), Sobre o sacrifício (About Sacrifice), O efeito etnográfico (Ethnographic Effect)
AUTHOR: Pierre Clastres, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Manuela Carneiro da Cunha, Marcel Mauss & Henri Hubert, Marilyn Strathern
PUBLISHER: Ubu Editora

BOOK DESIGNER: Elaine Ramos



A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (Chinese Edition)
TITLE: A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (Chinese Edition)
AUTHOR: David Foster Wallace
PUBLISHER: Hunan literature and Art Publishing House

JACKET DESIGNER: Jessica Hsinhua Lin
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Po Chun Yen
DESIGN FIRM: Yen Design Studio



A Word for Love
TITLE: A Word for Love
AUTHOR: Emily Robbins
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Grace Han
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus



Abandon Me
TITLE: Abandon Me
AUTHOR: Melissa Febos
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury USA

BOOK DESIGNER: Patti Ratchford
JACKET DESIGNER: Patti Ratchford
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Patti Ratchford
ART DIRECTOR: Patti Ratchford



Ad Usum To Be Used
TITLE: Ad Usum To Be Used
AUTHOR: Pedro Reyes/José Luis Falconi
PUBLISHER: Harvard University Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Blair Richardson
JACKET DESIGNER: Blair Richardson
DESIGN FIRM: MiniSuper Studio



Addicted to Americana
TITLE: Addicted to Americana
AUTHOR: Charles Phoenix
PUBLISHER: Prospect Park Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Kathy Kikkert
JACKET DESIGNER: Kathy Kikkert
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Kathy Kikkert
ART DIRECTOR: Kathy Kikkert
DESIGN FIRM: Kikkert Design



Aesthetics; An Introduction to Dialectics; Ontology and Dialetics
TITLE: Aesthetics; An Introduction to Dialectics; Ontology and Dialetics
AUTHOR: Theodor W. Adorno
PUBLISHER: Polity books

JACKET DESIGNER: Ana Boavida
DESIGN FIRM: FBA.



Age of Anger
TITLE: Age of Anger
AUTHOR: Pankaj Mishra
PUBLISHER: FSG

JACKET DESIGNER: Jason Heuer
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Corral
DESIGN FIRM: Jason Heuer



Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
TITLE: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
AUTHOR: Lewis Carroll
PUBLISHER: DERT

BOOK DESIGNER: Lise Bye Kjeldsen
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marcos Chavez
DESIGN FIRM: TODA



All is Beauty Now
TITLE: All is Beauty Now
AUTHOR: Sarah Faber
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company

JACKET DESIGNER: Allison J. Warner
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mario J. Pulice



All The Dirty Parts
TITLE: All The Dirty Parts
AUTHOR: Daniel Handler
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury USA

BOOK DESIGNER: Daniel Handler and Rodrigo Corral
JACKET DESIGNER: Patti Ratchford
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Patti Ratchford
ART DIRECTOR: Patti Ratchford



American Craft Inquiry
TITLE: American Craft Inquiry
AUTHOR: Michael Radyk
PUBLISHER: American Craft Council

BOOK DESIGNER: Moon Jang
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Moon Jang



Anchor Out
TITLE: Anchor Out
AUTHOR: Barbara Sapienza
PUBLISHER: She Write Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Rebecca Lown
ART DIRECTOR: Julie Metz



Angels, Barbarians and Nincompoops
TITLE: Angels, Barbarians and Nincompoops
AUTHOR: Anthony Esolen
PUBLISHER: TAN Books

BOOK DESIGNER: David Ferris
JACKET DESIGNER: David Ferris
ART DIRECTOR: Mara Persic
DESIGN FIRM: David Ferris Design



Antologia Fantástica da Literatura Antiga
TITLE: Antologia Fantástica da Literatura Antiga
AUTHOR: Marcelo Cid
PUBLISHER: Ateliê Editorial

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



Artificial Intelligence
TITLE: Artificial Intelligence
AUTHOR: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson (author)
PUBLISHER: Twenty First Century Books / Lerner Publishing Group

BOOK DESIGNER: Emily Harris
JACKET DESIGNER: Emily Harris
ART DIRECTOR: Laura Otto Rinne
DESIGN FIRM: Lerner Publishing Group



Assim na terra como embaixo da terra (On earth as it is under the ground)
TITLE: Assim na terra como embaixo da terra (On earth as it is under the ground)
AUTHOR: Ana Paula Maia
PUBLISHER: Record

JACKET DESIGNER: Leonardo Iaccarino
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Leonardo Iaccarino
ART DIRECTOR: Leonardo Iaccarino
DESIGN FIRM: Leonardo Iaccarino



Atticus Finch
TITLE: Atticus Finch
AUTHOR: Joseph Crespino
PUBLISHER: Basic Books

ART DIRECTOR: Rebecca Lown



Attract
TITLE: Attract
AUTHOR: Andris Pone
PUBLISHER: Self Published

BOOK DESIGNER: Laura Beauparlant
JACKET DESIGNER: Maria Saenz
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Laura Beauparlant
ART DIRECTOR: Laura Beauparlant
DESIGN FIRM: Lab Creative



Autonomous
TITLE: Autonomous
AUTHOR: Annalee Newitz
PUBLISHER: Tor Books




AYAKO
TITLE: AYAKO
AUTHOR: Osamu Tezuka
PUBLISHER: Veneta

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



Beasts Made of Night
TITLE: Beasts Made of Night
AUTHOR: Tochi Onyebuchi
PUBLISHER: Razorbill, Penguin

JACKET DESIGNER: Jeff Miller
DESIGN FIRM: Faceout Studio



Because of the Sun
TITLE: Because of the Sun
AUTHOR: Jenny Torres Sanchez
PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein
ART DIRECTOR: Ray Shappell
DESIGN FIRM: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein



Becoming Leonardo
TITLE: Becoming Leonardo
AUTHOR: Mike Lankford
PUBLISHER: Melville House

JACKET DESIGNER: Marina Drukman
ART DIRECTOR: Marina Drukman
DESIGN FIRM: Melville House



Behind the Lines
TITLE: Behind the Lines
AUTHOR: Adrian Russell
PUBLISHER: The 42

BOOK DESIGNER: Graham Thew
JACKET DESIGNER: Graham Thew
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Graham Thew
ART DIRECTOR: Graham Thew
DESIGN FIRM: Graham Thew Design



Being Elvis
TITLE: Being Elvis
AUTHOR: Ray Connolly
PUBLISHER: Liveright

JACKET DESIGNER: Steve Attardo
ART DIRECTOR: Steve Attardo
DESIGN FIRM: W.W. Norton



Believing in Our Self
TITLE: Believing in Our Self
AUTHOR: Scott Friedman
PUBLISHER: sel-published

JACKET DESIGNER: Chris A Johnson
DESIGN FIRM: Chris A Johnson



Beneath the Spanish
TITLE: Beneath the Spanish
AUTHOR: VIctor Hernandez Cruz
PUBLISHER: Coffee House Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Patti Capaldi (Cover Designer)
JACKET DESIGNER: Patti Capaldi (Cover Designer)
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Carla Valdez
ART DIRECTOR: Patti Capaldi
DESIGN FIRM: Patti Capaldi Design



Beyond Colorblind
TITLE: Beyond Colorblind
AUTHOR: Sarah Shin
PUBLISHER: Intervarsity Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Tim Green
DESIGN FIRM: Faceout Studio



Blitzed
TITLE: Blitzed
AUTHOR: Norman Ohler
PUBLISHER: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

JACKET DESIGNER: Albert Tang
ART DIRECTOR: Michaela Sullivan



Bolshoi confidencial (Bolshoi confidential)
TITLE: Bolshoi confidencial (Bolshoi confidential)
AUTHOR: Simon Morrison
PUBLISHER: Record

JACKET DESIGNER: Leonardo Iaccarino
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Leonardo Iaccarino
ART DIRECTOR: Leonardo Iaccarino



Books Are Made Out of Books: A Guide to Cormac McCarthy's Literary Influences
TITLE: Books Are Made Out of Books: A Guide to Cormac McCarthy's Literary Influences
AUTHOR: Michael Crews
PUBLISHER: University of Texas Press

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



Brian Eno Light Music
TITLE: Brian Eno Light Music
AUTHOR: Brian Eno
PUBLISHER: Paul stolper Gallery

BOOK DESIGNER: Ryuhei Nakadai
JACKET DESIGNER: Ryuhei Nakadai
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Anyhow Ltd
ART DIRECTOR: Ryuhei Nakadai
DESIGN FIRM: Anyhow Ltd



Building Equity: Policies and Practices to Empower All Learners
TITLE: Building Equity: Policies and Practices to Empower All Learners
AUTHOR: Dominique Smith, Nancy Frey, Ian Pumpian, Douglas Fisher
PUBLISHER: ASCD

BOOK DESIGNER: Donald Ely
JACKET DESIGNER: Donald Ely
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Gary Bloom
ART DIRECTOR: Reece Quinones



Buzz
TITLE: Buzz
AUTHOR: Hallie Lieberman
PUBLISHER: Pegasus Books

JACKET DESIGNER: Jeff Miller
DESIGN FIRM: Faceout Studio



Canon/Archive
TITLE: Canon/Archive
AUTHOR: Stanford Literary Lab
PUBLISHER: n+1 books

BOOK DESIGNER: Rachel Ossip



Captured!
TITLE: Captured!
AUTHOR: Arlene Hess Elkins
PUBLISHER: One Mission Society

JACKET DESIGNER: Karen Kresge





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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