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Cartas da prisão (letters from prison)
TITLE: Cartas da prisão (letters from prison)
AUTHOR: Frei Betto
PUBLISHER: Companhia das Letras

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



Catch-22
TITLE: Catch-22
AUTHOR: Joseph Heller
PUBLISHER: Texas A&M University Commerce

JACKET DESIGNER: Cooper H. Weinstein
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Cooper H. Weinstein



Charlotte
TITLE: Charlotte
AUTHOR: David Foenkinos
PUBLISHER: Canongate

JACKET DESIGNER: Rafaela Romaya
ART DIRECTOR: Rafaela Romaya



Citizen Designer
TITLE: Citizen Designer
AUTHOR: Steven Heller and Véronique Vienne
PUBLISHER: Allworth Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Kevin Brainard & Cybele Grandjean
JACKET DESIGNER: Kevin Brainard
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Kevin Brainard & Cybele Grandjean
DESIGN FIRM: Area of Practice



Clarice,
TITLE: Clarice,
AUTHOR: Benjamin Moser
PUBLISHER: Companhia das Letras

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ana Lobo, Kiko Farkas
DESIGN FIRM: Máquina Estúdio



Classics from Papyrus to the Internet
TITLE: Classics from Papyrus to the Internet
AUTHOR: Fabio Stok, Jeffrey M. Hunt, and R. Alden Smith
PUBLISHER: University of Texas Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Alyssa Stepien



Cocaine to Bain
TITLE: Cocaine to Bain
AUTHOR: Taylor Van Arsdale
PUBLISHER: Self Published

JACKET DESIGNER: Brendan Hemp
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Brendan Hemp
ART DIRECTOR: Brendan Hemp
DESIGN FIRM: Brendan Collins Hemp



Coleção Clínica Psicanalítica
TITLE: Coleção Clínica Psicanalítica
AUTHOR: Flávio Carvalho Ferraz [series' director]
PUBLISHER: Pearson

JACKET DESIGNER: Gabriela Castro, Gustavo Marchetti, Paulo André Chagas and Lais Ikoma, Stephanie Y. Shu [design assistants]
ART DIRECTOR: Gabriela Castro, Gustavo Marchetti, Paulo André Chagas
DESIGN FIRM: Bloco Gráfico



Coleções de Artistas
TITLE: Coleções de Artistas
AUTHOR: Nessia Leonzini
PUBLISHER: BEI Editora

BOOK DESIGNER: Alexandre Costa
JACKET DESIGNER: Alexandre Costa
DESIGN FIRM: BEI Editora



Como Crecen Los Lirios En El Agua (How Lilies Grow In The Water)
TITLE: Como Crecen Los Lirios En El Agua (How Lilies Grow In The Water)
AUTHOR: Ángela Mallén
PUBLISHER: ASAFES

BOOK DESIGNER: Victoria O'May
JACKET DESIGNER: Victoria O'May
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Victoria O'May and Ángela Mallén
ART DIRECTOR: Victoria O'May
DESIGN FIRM: Victoria O'May



Complete collection of unprincipled stories
TITLE: Complete collection of unprincipled stories
AUTHOR: Alexander Tsypkin
PUBLISHER: AST Publishing House

BOOK DESIGNER: Anna Xenz
JACKET DESIGNER: Anna Xenz
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Anna Xenz
ART DIRECTOR: Anna Xenz



Contemporary Drift
TITLE: Contemporary Drift
AUTHOR: Theodore Martin
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Kimberly Glyder
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky



Corporate Interiors No.13
TITLE: Corporate Interiors No.13
AUTHOR: Roger Yee
PUBLISHER: Visual Profile Books

JACKET DESIGNER: Christina Chin
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Christina Chin
DESIGN FIRM: In House



Cranbrook Academy of Art 2017
TITLE: Cranbrook Academy of Art 2017
AUTHOR: Julie Fracker and Judy Dyki
PUBLISHER: Cranbrook Academy of Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Christian Morin



Crime and Punishment
TITLE: Crime and Punishment
AUTHOR: Fyodor Dostoevsky
PUBLISHER: Liveright

JACKET DESIGNER: Yang Kim
ART DIRECTOR: Steve Attardo



CROSSING FRONTIERS
TITLE: CROSSING FRONTIERS
AUTHOR: Sadık Karamustafa, Nikki Gonnissen / Başak Ürkmez
PUBLISHER: MSFAU Graphic Design Department

BOOK DESIGNER: ERMAN YILMAZ
JACKET DESIGNER: ERMAN YILMAZ
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: ERMAN YILMAZ
ART DIRECTOR: ERMAN YILMAZ



Dating Radar
TITLE: Dating Radar
AUTHOR: Megan Hunter and Bill Eddy
PUBLISHER: Unhooked Media

ART DIRECTOR: Julian Leon
DESIGN FIRM: The Missive



Degas, Renoir e o relógio de Orfeu (The orpheus clock: The search for my family's art treasures stolen by the nazis)
TITLE: Degas, Renoir e o relógio de Orfeu (The orpheus clock: The search for my family's art treasures stolen by the nazis)
AUTHOR: Simon Goodman
PUBLISHER: José Olympio

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



Delusions and Errors
TITLE: Delusions and Errors
AUTHOR: Multi-authored. Editor: Lisa
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



Désordonnances (French) / Un-prescriptions OR Messiness (English translation, could have both meaning)
TITLE: Désordonnances (French) / Un-prescriptions OR Messiness (English translation, could have both meaning)
AUTHOR: Alain Vadeboncoeur
PUBLISHER: Lux Éditeur

DESIGN FIRM: Jolin Masson



Dire non ne suffit plus – Contre la stratégie du choc de Trump (French) / No Is Not Enough (English)
TITLE: Dire non ne suffit plus – Contre la stratégie du choc de Trump (French) / No Is Not Enough (English)
AUTHOR: Naomi Klein
PUBLISHER: Lux Éditeur

DESIGN FIRM: Jolin Masson



Dissidente
TITLE: Dissidente
AUTHOR: Thomas Woods
PUBLISHER: Simonsen

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



Doll Parts, Amanda Lepore memoir
TITLE: Doll Parts, Amanda Lepore memoir
AUTHOR: Amanda Lepore (author) / Alexis Gargagliano (editor)
PUBLISHER: Regan Arts

JACKET DESIGNER: Richard Ljoenes
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Richard Ljoenes
ART DIRECTOR: Richard Ljoenes
DESIGN FIRM: Regan Arts



Dopers in Uniform: The Hidden World of Police on Steroids
TITLE: Dopers in Uniform: The Hidden World of Police on Steroids
AUTHOR: John Hoberman
PUBLISHER: University of Texas Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Lindsay Starr
JACKET DESIGNER: Lindsay Starr



Down City
TITLE: Down City
AUTHOR: Leah Carroll
PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing

BOOK DESIGNER: Lisa Forde
JACKET DESIGNER: Lisa Forde
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Anne Twomey
ART DIRECTOR: Lisa Forde



Dragon Teeth
TITLE: Dragon Teeth
AUTHOR: Michael Crichton
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins

JACKET DESIGNER: Will Staehle
ART DIRECTOR: Robin Bilardello
DESIGN FIRM: Unusual Co.



DRAW YOUR WEAPONS
TITLE: DRAW YOUR WEAPONS
AUTHOR: SARAH SENTILLES
PUBLISHER: RANDOM HOUSE

JACKET DESIGNER: OLIVER MUNDAY
ART DIRECTOR: JOSEPH PEREZ



Duygusal Kısa Yolculuk
TITLE: Duygusal Kısa Yolculuk
AUTHOR: Italo Svevo
PUBLISHER: 1984

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: E S Kibele Yarman
ART DIRECTOR: E S Kibele Yarman
DESIGN FIRM: Kibele Yarman



Eating Promisuously
TITLE: Eating Promisuously
AUTHOR: James McWilliams
PUBLISHER: Counterpoint

JACKET DESIGNER: Tim Green
DESIGN FIRM: Faceout Studio



Elefant
TITLE: Elefant
AUTHOR: Martin Suter
PUBLISHER: Buechergilde Gutenberg

JACKET DESIGNER: Marion Blomeyer
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marion Blomeyer
ART DIRECTOR: Marion Blomeyer
DESIGN FIRM: Lowlypaper



Encountering Things: Design and Theories of Things
TITLE: Encountering Things: Design and Theories of Things
AUTHOR: Leslie Atzmon, Prasad Boradkar, Editors
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury

BOOK DESIGNER: Stephanie Coral (cover designer)
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Leslie Atzmon, Ryan Molloy
ART DIRECTOR: Leslie Atzmon
DESIGN FIRM: Eastern Michigan University



Equipment for Living
TITLE: Equipment for Living
AUTHOR: Michael Robbins
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

JACKET DESIGNER: Thomas Colligan
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Forner



Esseys
TITLE: Esseys
AUTHOR: William Butler Yeats
PUBLISHER: Wydawnictwo Officyna

BOOK DESIGNER: Maciej Mraczek
ART DIRECTOR: Maciej Mraczek



Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl's Journey To The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
TITLE: Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl's Journey To The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
AUTHOR: Wanda Jackson, Scott B. Bomar
PUBLISHER: BMG

JACKET DESIGNER: Becky Reiser
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Becky Reiser
ART DIRECTOR: Becky Reiser
DESIGN FIRM: Rabar Productions



Evolving Images: Jewish Latin American Cinema
TITLE: Evolving Images: Jewish Latin American Cinema
AUTHOR: Edited by Nora Glickman and Ariana Huberman
PUBLISHER: University of Texas Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein
ART DIRECTOR: Dustin Kilgore
DESIGN FIRM: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein



Exit West
TITLE: Exit West
AUTHOR: Mohsin Hamid
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Rachel Willey
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus



Extinction Studies
TITLE: Extinction Studies
AUTHOR: Deborah Bird Rose, Thom van Dooren, Matthew Chrulew
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Chang Jae Lee
JACKET DESIGNER: Chang Jae Lee
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky



F*CKED
TITLE: F*CKED
AUTHOR: Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson
PUBLISHER: HarperOne Publishers

JACKET DESIGNER: Adrian Morgan
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Adrian Morgan
ART DIRECTOR: Adrian Morgan
DESIGN FIRM: HarperOne



Fever Dream
TITLE: Fever Dream
AUTHOR: Samantha Schwein
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Rachel Willey
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus



Fierce Kingdom
TITLE: Fierce Kingdom
AUTHOR: Gin Phillips
PUBLISHER: Viking Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Jason Ramirez
ART DIRECTOR: Jason Ramirez



FIRST Catalogue 2018
TITLE: FIRST Catalogue 2018
AUTHOR: Contemporary Practice Department
PUBLISHER: Nanjin Li

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Nanjin Li



Five-Carat Soul
TITLE: Five-Carat Soul
AUTHOR: James McBride
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Ben Denzer
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus



Fly Me
TITLE: Fly Me
AUTHOR: Daniel Riley
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company

JACKET DESIGNER: Lucy Kim
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mario J. Pulice



Foclóiropedia (NOTE* Translates from the Irish as'Wordopedia')
TITLE: Foclóiropedia (NOTE* Translates from the Irish as'Wordopedia')
AUTHOR: Fatti & John Burke
PUBLISHER: Gill Books

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



Following Jesus
TITLE: Following Jesus
AUTHOR: Timothy Gaines and Kara Lyons-Pardue
PUBLISHER: The Foundry Publishing

BOOK DESIGNER: Sharron Page
JACKET DESIGNER: J.R. Caines
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Bruce Nuffer
ART DIRECTOR: J.R. Caines
DESIGN FIRM: Caines Design



Frankenstein, Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds
TITLE: Frankenstein, Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds
AUTHOR: Mary Shelley, edited by David H. Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert
PUBLISHER: The MIT Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Marge Encomienda
JACKET DESIGNER: Marge Encomienda



From Here to Eternity
TITLE: From Here to Eternity
AUTHOR: Caitlin Doughty
PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton

JACKET DESIGNER: Landis Blair and David J. High
ART DIRECTOR: Ingsu Liu



Ghachar Ghochar
TITLE: Ghachar Ghochar
AUTHOR: Vivek Shanbhag
PUBLISHER: Faber & Faber

JACKET DESIGNER: Luke Bird
ART DIRECTOR: Donna Payne



Gida Bilmeceleri / Food Riddles
TITLE: Gida Bilmeceleri / Food Riddles
AUTHOR: Associate Prof Sibel Ozilgen
PUBLISHER: Yeditepe University Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Yeditepe University Press
JACKET DESIGNER: Ozlem Habibe Mutaf Buyukarman (Assistant Prof, Graphic Design Department Head)
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ozlem Habibe Mutaf Buyukarman (Assistant Prof, Graphic Design Department Head)
ART DIRECTOR: Ozlem Habibe Mutaf Buyukarman (Assistant Prof, Graphic Design Department Head)
DESIGN FIRM: Yeditepe University Press



Girl in Snow
TITLE: Girl in Snow
AUTHOR: Danya Kukafka
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

JACKET DESIGNER: Alex Merto and Rachel Willey
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Forner





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Observed | July 12

Ikea claims to have created the World’s Comfiest Font, Soffa Sans, where each letter is formed by pieces from a sofa! Free download here. [LY]

Can you imagine the cereal isle? Kellogg’s has temporarily made the packaging for its most popular cereal varieties black and white in a new partnership with Crayola. [BV]

Not over the hill: Design With Nature, Ian McHarg’s landmark book of ecological design turns 50. [LY]


Observed | July 11

Congratulations to Collins, Ad Age‘s first design agency of the year! [BV]

Our privacy crisis is a crisis of design. [JH]


Observed | July 09

A wonderful deep dive online Bauhaus exhibition from Getty Research Institute. [BV]

Featuring upside-down pages, illegible interviews, and appearances from Sonic Youth, Björk, and David Bowie, Ray Gun, 90s America’s bible of music and style, shook up US publishing in the ‘90s. [BV]


Observed | July 08

Pioneering video artist Gretchen Bender predicted our obsession with screens. [BV]


Observed | July 02

“Not having anything to do sounds terrible. I fear that more than anything else. It’s greater than the fear of death.” Anne Quito interviews Milton Glaser on his 90th birthday. [MB]

70% of graphic design students are women, yet only 11% are Creative Directors. Discuss. [JH]


Observed | July 01

What a better way to kick off July than with some new art? And what better place to get it than the 20x200 weeklong sitewide semi-annual sale? Starting tomorrow their vintage & space editions are on sale. [BV]

Congratulations to our co-founder, Jessica Helfand, and all the Fall 2019 Bogliasco Fellowship recipients! [BV]

What’s as satisfying as a good book? Seeing one made the old-fashioned way, by hand. [BV]


Observed | June 28

Matthew Carter will discuss his ambitious new Latin superfamily of serif, sans, slab, and rounded typefaces at the Katherine Small Gallery. [BV]


Observed | June 27

The enduring appeal of mustard yellow. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | June 26

Color theory explored by Peter Kraus in three jewels of book-making. [BV]


Observed | June 25

Jessica Helfand gave a poster design workshop to scientists at Yale a few years ago and was told by one that if he followed her advice, nobody would take him seriously as a scientist. Behold: the future! A graphic design revolution for scientific conference posters. [BV]

The new ghost museums of China. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | June 20

Poster House, the first museum in the US dedicated exclusively to posters, opens today! Listen here to their first audio newsletter and guide narrated by Steven Heller. [BV]


Observed | June 19

Remembering the Bantam paperback of The Greening of America with its truly relentless deployment of Bookman Swash Italic. Quintessential 70s. RIP Charles Reich, 1928-2019. [MB]

Here’s your chance to hear Debbie Millman on the other side of the mike. Recorded live on stage at the famous Design and Advertising festival in London in May, Debbie is interviewed on episode 14 of This Way Up. [BV]


Observed | June 17

The School of Visual Arts has donated nearly 100 of its beloved Subway Series posters from the past three decades to the brand new Poster Museum, opening Thursday, June 20. These, as well as all new posters created in the future, will live in the Museum’s permanent archival collection. [BV]

Can a small Italian village point the way to more livable modern cities? A conference of urbanists aims to find out. [BV]


Observed | June 14

The late William Helfand had an incredible collection of medical prints, posters, and advertising emphasized "quack" pills, potions, and snake oil cure-alls. Hear his daughter, and our co-founder Jessica Helfand pay tribute to his "quackery” obsession. [BV]


Observed | June 11

“Beer cans are officially the new record sleeve.” The rise in craft brewing has spurred a beer aisle design renaissance. [BV]


Observed | June 10

Seeking 1000 people who eat. ZOE‘s experts are marrying nutritional science with machine learning to perform the world‘s largest study of individuals‘ unique nutritional responses. Visit joinzoe.com to sign up. Read this NYTimes article to see why. [BV]

A new exhibit at the Saint Louis Art Museum celebrates amateur photography from 1890–1970 through the recent gift of 150 amateur photographs from St. Louis collectors John and Teenuh Foster. John Foster assembled this collection of anonymous found images over the past 20 years, some of which can be seen in his Design Observer column. [BV]


Observed | June 06

An in-depth look at an urban mall designed to revive downtown San Diego that is set to be destroyed, from Alissa Walker. [BV]


Observed | June 05

Congratulations to Susan Kare, Patricia Moore, MIT D-Lab, Tom Phifer, Tobias Frere-Jones, Tobias Frere-Jones, Derek Lam, Ivan Poupyrev, Open Style Lab and all the winners of the 2019 Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards! [BV]


Observed | June 03

The first in a series of articles about the early days of the space age, in celebration of this summer’s 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing:
How NASA selected the first astronauts (and why no convicts have walked on the Moon). [BV]



Jobs | July 15