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Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection
TITLE: Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection
AUTHOR: Ian Berry and Jack Shear
PUBLISHER: Tang Museum | Prestel DelMonico

BOOK DESIGNER: Jean Egger
JACKET DESIGNER: Jean Egger



Boundless
TITLE: Boundless
AUTHOR: Jillian Tamaki
PUBLISHER: Drawn & Quarterly




Brae
TITLE: Brae
AUTHOR: Dan Hunter
PUBLISHER: Phaidon Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Philipp Hubert, Sebastian Fischer
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Philipp Hubert, Sebastian Fischer
ART DIRECTOR: Philipp Hubert, Sebastian Fischer
DESIGN FIRM: Hubert & FIscher



Brand Intimacy A New Paradigm In Marketing
TITLE: Brand Intimacy A New Paradigm In Marketing
AUTHOR: Mario Natarelli & Rina Plapler
PUBLISHER: Hatherleigh

DESIGN FIRM: MBLM



Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
TITLE: Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
AUTHOR: Sarah Schrauwen, Lucienne Roberts, Rebecca Wright
PUBLISHER: GraphicDesign&

BOOK DESIGNER: Lucienne Roberts, Sarah Schrauwen
JACKET DESIGNER: Lucienne Roberts, Sarah Schrauwen
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Lucienne Roberts
DESIGN FIRM: LucienneRoberts+



Candy/A Good and Spacious Land (Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie)
TITLE: Candy/A Good and Spacious Land (Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie)
AUTHOR: Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie. With essays by Christopher Klatell and Laura Wexler and an introduction by Pamela Franks
PUBLISHER: Yale University Art Gallery

BOOK DESIGNER: Christopher Sleboda
JACKET DESIGNER: Christopher Sleboda
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Christopher Sleboda
ART DIRECTOR: Christopher Sleboda
DESIGN FIRM: Yale University Art Gallery



Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity's Most Transformational Process
TITLE: Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity's Most Transformational Process
AUTHOR: Jen Townsend and Renée Zettle-Sterling/Sandra Korinchak
PUBLISHER: Schiffer Publishing




Change, Coordinates + Someone Else
TITLE: Change, Coordinates + Someone Else
AUTHOR: Multi-authored. Editor: Laura Triggs Metzler
PUBLISHER: Self Published

BOOK DESIGNER: Mobius Design Studio
JACKET DESIGNER: Mobius Design Studio
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mobius Design Studio
ART DIRECTOR: Mobius Design Studio
DESIGN FIRM: Mobius Design Studio



Chasing Bocuse: America's Journey to the Culinary World Stage
TITLE: Chasing Bocuse: America's Journey to the Culinary World Stage
AUTHOR: Philip Tessier
PUBLISHER: Prestel Publishing

DESIGN FIRM: Level, Calistoga, CA



Cherry Bombe
TITLE: Cherry Bombe
AUTHOR: Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu
PUBLISHER: Clarkson Potter

BOOK DESIGNER: Claudia Wu
JACKET DESIGNER: Claudia Wu
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marysarah Quinn
ART DIRECTOR: Stephanie Huntwork



Chihuly
TITLE: Chihuly
AUTHOR: Edited by Joanna L. Groarke
PUBLISHER: The New York Botanical Garden / DelMonico Books • Prestel

DESIGN FIRM: Barbara Glauber / Heavy Meta



Chronicle Books: The First 50 Years
TITLE: Chronicle Books: The First 50 Years
AUTHOR: Chronicle Books
PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Pamela Geismar
JACKET DESIGNER: Pamela Geismar with the In-House Design Dept at Chronicle Books
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Michael Carabetta
ART DIRECTOR: Pamela Geismar
DESIGN FIRM: Domino Design



Cocktails of the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology
TITLE: Cocktails of the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology
AUTHOR: Will Francis and Stacey Marsh
PUBLISHER: Prestel Publishing

DESIGN FIRM: Stacey Marsh



COLLECTING ON THE EDGE: Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
TITLE: COLLECTING ON THE EDGE: Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
AUTHOR: Bolton Colburn/George Wanlass/w Tom Frick
PUBLISHER: Utah State University

BOOK DESIGNER: Garland Kirkpatrick
JACKET DESIGNER: Garland Kirkpatrick
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Garland Kirkpatrick
ART DIRECTOR: Garland Kirkpatrick
DESIGN FIRM: www.gmatter.la



Color Design Workbook: Updated
TITLE: Color Design Workbook: Updated
AUTHOR: Sean Adams
PUBLISHER: Rockport Publishers

BOOK DESIGNER: Sean Adams
JACKET DESIGNER: Sean Adams
DESIGN FIRM: The Office of Sean Adams



Conflicting interests
TITLE: Conflicting interests
AUTHOR: Luke Cody
PUBLISHER: Luke Cody

BOOK DESIGNER: Xose Teiga
JACKET DESIGNER: Xose Teiga
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Xose Teiga
ART DIRECTOR: Xose Teiga
DESIGN FIRM: xose teiga, studio.



Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture
TITLE: Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture
AUTHOR: multiple
PUBLISHER: The MIT Press and New Museum

BOOK DESIGNER: Emily Gutheinz
JACKET DESIGNER: Emily Gutheinz



Cultivating a Creative Culture
TITLE: Cultivating a Creative Culture
AUTHOR: Justin Dauer
PUBLISHER: Lead Hand Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Justin Dauer
JACKET DESIGNER: Justin Dauer
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Justin Dauer



Cutting edge R&D leading to innovation
TITLE: Cutting edge R&D leading to innovation
AUTHOR: Israel Institute for Biological Research
PUBLISHER: Tirosh Digital LTD

BOOK DESIGNER: Eliyah Gamburg
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Omri Damti
ART DIRECTOR: Eliyah Gamburg
DESIGN FIRM: Tennis



David Sedaris Diaries A Visual Compendium
TITLE: David Sedaris Diaries A Visual Compendium
AUTHOR: David Sedaris, Jeffrey Jenkins / Asya Muchnick
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company

BOOK DESIGNER: Jeffrey Jenkins
JACKET DESIGNER: Jeffrey Jenkins
DESIGN FIRM: Jeffrey Jenkins Projects (Jenkins & Page, NYC)



Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion
TITLE: Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion
AUTHOR: Chris Barton (author), Carol Hinz (editor)
PUBLISHER: Millbrook Press / Lerner Publishing Group

BOOK DESIGNER: Danielle Carnito
JACKET DESIGNER: Danielle Carnito
ART DIRECTOR: Danielle Carnito
DESIGN FIRM: Lerner Publishing Group



De best verzorgde boeken / The best Dutch book designs 2016
TITLE: De best verzorgde boeken / The best Dutch book designs 2016
AUTHOR: Carolien Glazenburg (report of the judges), Vincent Bijlo (column), Marjo Janssen (text of the designers)
PUBLISHER: Stichting De Best Verzorgde Boeken

BOOK DESIGNER: Haico Beukers and Marga Scholma
JACKET DESIGNER: Haico Beukers and Marga Scholma
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Haico Beukers and Marga Scholma
ART DIRECTOR: Haico Beukers and Marga Scholma
DESIGN FIRM: Beukers Scholma



Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade
TITLE: Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade
AUTHOR: Simon Kelly, Esther Bell, Susan Hiner, Françoise Tétart-Vittu, Melissa E. Buron, Laura L. Camerlengo, Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, Abigail Yoder
PUBLISHER: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco • Legion of Honor / DelMonico Books • Prestel

JACKET DESIGNER: Joan Sommers, Glue + Paper Workshop
DESIGN FIRM: Joan Sommers, Glue + Paper Workshop LLC



Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason 1950–1980
TITLE: Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason 1950–1980
AUTHOR: Kelly Baum with Lucy Bradnock and Tina Rivers Ryan
PUBLISHER: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Lucinda Hitchcock
JACKET DESIGNER: Lucinda Hitchcock



Design by the Book: Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli tu
TITLE: Design by the Book: Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli tu
AUTHOR: François Louis
PUBLISHER: Bard Graduate Center

BOOK DESIGNER: Kate Dewitt with Nicholas Law
ART DIRECTOR: Kate Dewitt
DESIGN FIRM: Bard Graduate Center



Design For Good
TITLE: Design For Good
AUTHOR: John Cary
PUBLISHER: Island Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Courtney Gooch
JACKET DESIGNER: Courtney Gooch
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Paula Scher
DESIGN FIRM: Pentagram



Design Is Storytelling
TITLE: Design Is Storytelling
AUTHOR: Ellen Lupton
PUBLISHER: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

BOOK DESIGNER: Ellen Lupton and Brooke Thyng
JACKET DESIGNER: Jason Gottlieb



Design Poverty
TITLE: Design Poverty
AUTHOR: BA (Hons) Graphic Design Students
PUBLISHER: Typenowhere




Designing for Print
TITLE: Designing for Print
AUTHOR: Marina Joyce
PUBLISHER: Self

BOOK DESIGNER: Michael Stinson
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Michael Stinson
DESIGN FIRM: Ramp



Dialectic: a scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design
TITLE: Dialectic: a scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design
AUTHOR: Michael R. Gibson and Keith M. Owens, editors
PUBLISHER: The AIGA and Michigan Publishing

BOOK DESIGNER: Laura Rossi Garcia
JACKET DESIGNER: Laura Rossi Garcia, Michael R. Gibson, Jenny Grigg
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Michael R. Gibson, Keith M. Owens
ART DIRECTOR: Laura Rossi Garcia
DESIGN FIRM: The AIGA Design Educators' Community



Dish
TITLE: Dish
AUTHOR: Kelly Shield
PUBLISHER: Kelly Shield & Digitalpress

BOOK DESIGNER: Kelly Shield
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Kelly Shield
DESIGN FIRM: Kelly Shield



Dora Marr
TITLE: Dora Marr
AUTHOR: Louise Baring / Ellen Nidy
PUBLISHER: Rizzoli New York

BOOK DESIGNER: Jeanette Abbink
JACKET DESIGNER: Jeanette Abbink
DESIGN FIRM: Rational Beauty



Double Apollo
TITLE: Double Apollo
AUTHOR: Trevor Messersmith
PUBLISHER: Press80 / 80east Design

BOOK DESIGNER: Trevor Messersmith
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Trevor Messersmith
DESIGN FIRM: 80east Design



Du couvent au bordel, mots du joli monde
TITLE: Du couvent au bordel, mots du joli monde
AUTHOR: Claudine Brécourt-Villars
PUBLISHER: La table ronde

BOOK DESIGNER: Margaux Saulou
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Felix Demargne
ART DIRECTOR: Felix Demargne
DESIGN FIRM: Cheeri Paris



East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
TITLE: East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
AUTHOR: Diane Waggoner
PUBLISHER: National Gallery of Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Wendy Schleicher
JACKET DESIGNER: Wendy Schleicher
DESIGN FIRM: National Gallery of Art



Eddie Martinez: Ants at a Picknic
TITLE: Eddie Martinez: Ants at a Picknic
AUTHOR: Lisa Fischman
PUBLISHER: Davis Museum at Wellesley College

BOOK DESIGNER: Katherine Hughes
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Clif Stoltze
ART DIRECTOR: Katherine Hughes
DESIGN FIRM: Stoltze Design



Edgar and Lucy
TITLE: Edgar and Lucy
AUTHOR: Victor Lodato
PUBLISHER: St. Martins Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Olga Grlic
JACKET DESIGNER: Olga Grlic
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Olga Grlic
ART DIRECTOR: Olga Grlic
DESIGN FIRM: St. Martins Trade Art



Espírito de tudo
TITLE: Espírito de tudo
AUTHOR: Rosângela Rennó
PUBLISHER: Cobogó

ART DIRECTOR: Gabriela Castro, Gustavo Marchetti, Paulo André Chagas
DESIGN FIRM: Bloco Gráfico



Eternal Friendship
TITLE: Eternal Friendship
AUTHOR: Anouck Durand
PUBLISHER: Siglio

BOOK DESIGNER: Anouck Durand
JACKET DESIGNER: Natalie Kraft
DESIGN FIRM: Siglio



Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone
TITLE: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone
AUTHOR: Mark Dawidziak
PUBLISHER: St. Martins Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Rob Grom
JACKET DESIGNER: Rob Grom
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rob Grom
ART DIRECTOR: Rob Grom
DESIGN FIRM: St. Martins Trade Art



Exact Nature of Our Wrongs
TITLE: Exact Nature of Our Wrongs
AUTHOR: Janet Peery
PUBLISHER: St. Martins Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Jonathan Bush
JACKET DESIGNER: Jonathan Bush
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Michael Storrings
ART DIRECTOR: Jonathan Bush
DESIGN FIRM: St. Martins Trade Art



Faces of a Fish Empire
TITLE: Faces of a Fish Empire
AUTHOR: Joe Kutchera
PUBLISHER: Self Published

BOOK DESIGNER: Andrew Kutchera
JACKET DESIGNER: Andrew Kutchera
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Andrew Kutchera
ART DIRECTOR: Andrew Kutchera



FADER FORT: Setting The Stage
TITLE: FADER FORT: Setting The Stage
AUTHOR: Editor: Duncan Cooper
PUBLISHER: FADER Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Graham Taylor
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Trevor Eld



Fantasy Life: Baseball and the American Dream
TITLE: Fantasy Life: Baseball and the American Dream
AUTHOR: Tabitha Soren
PUBLISHER: Aperture

BOOK DESIGNER: Bob Aufuldish, Aufuldish & Warinner
JACKET DESIGNER: Bob Aufuldish, Aufuldish & Warinner
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Lesley A. Martin



Fante Bukowski Two
TITLE: Fante Bukowski Two
AUTHOR: Noah Van Sciver
PUBLISHER: Fantagraphics Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Keeli McCarthy
JACKET DESIGNER: N/A
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Keeli McCarthy
ART DIRECTOR: Keeli McCarthy
DESIGN FIRM: In house



Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography
TITLE: Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography
AUTHOR: Susan Bright
PUBLISHER: Aperture

BOOK DESIGNER: Atelier Dyakova
JACKET DESIGNER: Atelier Dyakova
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Denise Wolff



Florentine Nights
TITLE: Florentine Nights
AUTHOR: Heinrich Heine
PUBLISHER: Carambaia

BOOK DESIGNER: mateus valadares
JACKET DESIGNER: mateus valadares
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: mateus valadares
ART DIRECTOR: mateus valadares
DESIGN FIRM: mateus valadares estúdio



Food in Vogue
TITLE: Food in Vogue
AUTHOR: Vogue Editors
PUBLISHER: Abrams

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Fred Woodward
ART DIRECTOR: Kristie Bailey
DESIGN FIRM: Condé Nast



Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico 1915–1985
TITLE: Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico 1915–1985
AUTHOR: Edited by Wendy Kaplan
PUBLISHER: Los Angeles County Museum of Art / DelMonico Books • Prestel

DESIGN FIRM: Lorraine Wild and Xiaoqing Wang, Green Dragon Office



Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi
TITLE: Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi
AUTHOR: Edited by Okwui Enwezor
PUBLISHER: Prestel Publishing / Haus der Kunst

DESIGN FIRM: OFF / Office von Gross Lingemann





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Observed | February 19

Vanity plate victory! In Kentucky, an 80-year old atheist triumphs in battle for ‘IM GOD’ license plate. [JH]


Observed | February 18

For 15 years, the Exercise Book Archive has been compiling an extensive digital archive of children’s school notebooks from countries like the US, Ghana, Latvia, Brazil, and Finland. [BV]


Observed | February 12

“We can’t just be about making things pretty.” —Jessica Helfand talks with Lorne Buchman on the latest Change Lab podcast from ArtCenter. [BV]

Could anyone be the girl (or boy) with a Pearl earring? (via Joy Miller) [BV]


Observed | February 04

Humans at work”: the new call of Posterheroes is inviting the international creative community to share their message about the future of work. [BV]

The pitfalls and the potential of the new minimalism. [BV]


Observed | February 03

Architects wrestle with a thorny conundrum: ampersand or plus sign? (via James I. Bowie) [BV]

And to think this entire election may rest on font size. [JH]


Observed | January 31

The past and future of punctuation marks. [BV]


Observed | January 29

Vermont could be the first state in the US to allow emoji on license plates. [BV]


Observed | January 28

Looking for your people? A regular mixer brings together designers and typography nerds who get consumed by spacing and serifs. [BV]


Observed | January 22

A new book explores the cold heart of Frank Lloyd Wright. [BV]


Observed | January 20

A facial recognition app with what appear to be endless weaponization possibilities. Truly. [JH]


Observed | January 15

A beautiful remembrance by Melissa Harris about Mercy Cunningham, in the New York Review of Books this week. [JH]


Observed | January 14

Are typefaces political? Researchers find "serif and bold is rated as more conservative, while sans serif and italics is rated as more liberal" [MB]

Congratulations to the entire AIGA community on their wonderful new executive director, Bennie F. Johnson! Here’s to bright futures. [BV]


Observed | January 13

Anyone interested in a “book about the future of human beings, as viewed by some of today‘s most creative minds working at the intersection of biology and technology...Think of it as a guide to your future self.”? Because we are! #FundThis [BV]


Observed | January 10

Donald Norman says we have to change the way we educate designers. [JH]


Observed | January 09

This is a very specific genre and Andrew Cushing is nailing it with Veronica Gent-level skills: “Name a fake startup and I’ll write an ad for it in the style of an NYC subway campaign.” [MB]

Take 2 minutes and ride shotgun through mid-century LA with Ed Ruscha’s photos and Jack Kerouac’s words. [BV]


Observed | January 08

“The short answer is that the intersection of art + science is in my blood... my favorite kind of artist residency is one where I get to work with scientists.” Our very own Jessica Helfand joins Caltech as a Winter 2020 artist-in-residence. [BV]

Royal Mail has released a set of stamps celebrating a golden era of British video game design from the 1980s and 90s. [BV]


Observed | January 07

Los Angeles’ favorite logos. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | January 02

Brand New‘s Armin Vit ranks the top twelve clickbait-iest design stories of 2019. [MB]


Observed | December 30

New research finds that typefaces are perceived as having political characteristics, with sans serif fonts seen as more liberal, and serif fonts as more conservative. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | December 29

Desperately sad to announce that Vaughan Oliver died peacefully today, with his partner Lee by his side. Great loss of friend and design hero. Vaughan Oliver (1957—2019). [AS]


Observed | December 27

Continuing the blessed holiday tradition that began at Design Observer, now at Curbed, Alexandra Lange + Mark Lamster review the year in design (with a special look back over the decade‘s greatest hits & misses). [MB]


Observed | December 17

A photographer captures the sculptural landscapes of California skateparks. [BV]


Observed | December 11

Matisse felt an intense love for books, and the care and attention he lavished on them included not just his illustrations, but also the selection of paper, typeface, and layout. [BV]


Observed | December 10

Stanford’s d.school attempts to move beyond Post-its on whiteboards. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]



Jobs | February 24