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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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The Design Observer Cooperative

Observed | July 10

Together again for the very first time, Microsoft ditches backgrounds for foregrounds—like simulated office desks. [JH]

A new, coronavirus-inspired concoction at Alinea, one of the world’s most famous restaurants, is spurring backlash online. (via Blake Eskin) [BV]


Observed | July 09

A look inside the typography of the Biden campaign, by Hoefler & Co. [JH]


Observed | July 08

A look inside the typography of the Biden campaign, by Hoefler & Co. [JH]


Observed | July 06

Designer and photographer Margaret Morton, who taught for many years at Cooper Union and at Yale, died last week at her home in New York City. She was 71. [JH]


Observed | July 03

Architect James Biber on backgrounds as the new foregrounds. (Via Adrian Shaughnessy.) [JH]


Observed | July 01

An exhaustive study of house address number styles. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | June 29

Aric Jenkins curated some essential writing on racial inequity and injustice in urban planning and design for Pocket. [BV]

Alice Rawsthorn and Paula Antonelli cohost Design Emergency, a new series on Instagram Live. [JH]


Observed | June 26

In the “you can’t make this shit up” department, from the company once described as a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money, Goldman Sachs releases a new font you’re not allowed to criticize Goldman Sachs with. (H/T Jeffrey Kittay) [JH]


Observed | June 24

The Drift is a new online magazine about politics and culture. (Don’t miss what bores them.) [JH]


Observed | June 23

June 24 at noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern: don‘t miss Rachel Gogel speaking in the Ladies Who Create series from Dropbox. [JH]


Observed | June 10

IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology. [BV]


Observed | June 01

For the Army Corps of Engineers in 1944, Harold Fisk created extraordinarily beautiful maps of the changing Mississippi River over time. [MB]


Observed | May 29

A brilliant and timely design exploration: Alexandra Bell disrupts perception by rewriting headlines. (Via Lana Rigsby.) [JH]


Observed | May 28

The new book from Scott Berkun, How Design Makes the World, “will help you see design everywhere and question why it works—or why it fails.”—Ellen Lupton. Watch the trailer. [BV]


Observed | May 27

Kate Wagner at McMansionHell on the rise of Coronagrifting: “cheap mockups of COVID-related design ‘solutions’ filling the endlessly scrollable feeds of PR-beholden design websites” [MB]


Observed | May 21

Former Design of Business | Business of Design podcast guest David Rockwell creates a kit for instant outdoor restaurant dining. [MB]


Observed | May 20

Floodwaters threaten Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House. [MB]


Observed | May 19

A map featuring the 222 typefaces named for American places. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | May 15

Matteo Zallio, a design research scholar from Stanford, has developed a multipurpose tool as an open source response to COVID-19 outbreaks.. [BV]


Observed | May 14

Seven artists on how creating during the quarantine is helping them find solace and meaning in this period of uncertainty and paralyzing anxiety. [BV]


Observed | May 06

On the Detroit City of Design Podcast, Jessica Helfand points to curiosity and agile thinking as a resource for creativity. [BV]


Observed | May 04

How poster artist Randy Tuten inducted Led Zeppelin into the Avocado Club. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | April 27

Is the NYC subway system being unfairly blamed for spreading COVID-19? [MB]


Observed | April 24

Is minimalism the punch line to some joke we haven‘t heard yet, but are about to? [JH]


Observed | April 21

The Great Pottery Throw Down is the feel-good home and design show we need right now. It‘s chill, creative, and educational (with a tiny side of drama). [BV]


Observed | April 20

Shepard Fairey collaborates with Adobe to make a new series of posters celebrating the medical first-responders on the front lines during Covid-19. [JH]


Observed | April 17

How tape is remaking the urban landscape in Singapore. (via Daniel Benneworth-Gray) [BE]


Observed | April 16

The #BestNYAccent challenge on Instagram from Nicolas Heller, answers the question: How does a New Yawker tawk? (via Steven Heller) [BV]



Jobs | July 13