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Give a Girl a Knife
TITLE: Give a Girl a Knife
AUTHOR: Amy Thielen
PUBLISHER: Clarkson Potter

BOOK DESIGNER: Jen Wang
JACKET DESIGNER: Jen Wang
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marysarah Quinn
ART DIRECTOR: Stephanie Huntwork



Giving Up the Ghost, Nickel and Dimed, Regarding the Pain of Others, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem
TITLE: Giving Up the Ghost, Nickel and Dimed, Regarding the Pain of Others, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem
AUTHOR: Hilary Mantel, Barbara Ehrenreich, Susan Sontag, and Joan Didion
PUBLISHER: Picador Modern Classics

BOOK DESIGNER: Steven Seighman
JACKET DESIGNER: Henry Sene Yee
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Henry Sene Yee
DESIGN FIRM: Picador Art Dept



Good Posture: Engaging Current Culture with Ancient Faith
TITLE: Good Posture: Engaging Current Culture with Ancient Faith
AUTHOR: Tom Becker
PUBLISHER: Square Halo Books, Inc.

BOOK DESIGNER: Ned Bustard
JACKET DESIGNER: Ned Bustard
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ned Bustard
ART DIRECTOR: Ned Bustard
DESIGN FIRM: World's End Images



Gorse No. 9
TITLE: Gorse No. 9
AUTHOR: Susan Tomaselli
PUBLISHER: Gorse Journal

JACKET DESIGNER: Niall McCormack
ART DIRECTOR: Niall McCormack
DESIGN FIRM: Niall McCormack



Grace Kelly: Hollywood Dream Girl
TITLE: Grace Kelly: Hollywood Dream Girl
AUTHOR: Jay Jorgensen and Manoah Bowman
PUBLISHER: Dey St. An Imprint of William Morrow

BOOK DESIGNER: Stephen Schmidt
JACKET DESIGNER: Stephen Schmidt
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Stephen Schmidt
ART DIRECTOR: Stephen Schmidt
DESIGN FIRM: Duuplex



Gramática Integral da Língua Portuguesa
TITLE: Gramática Integral da Língua Portuguesa
AUTHOR: Antonio Suárez Abreu
PUBLISHER: Ateliê Editorial

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



Grandson of a Ghost
TITLE: Grandson of a Ghost
AUTHOR: Scott Depalma
PUBLISHER: Gago Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Ron Gabriel
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ron Gabriel
DESIGN FIRM: Gabrielli Design



Great Expectations
TITLE: Great Expectations
AUTHOR: Charles Dickens
PUBLISHER: Penguin Classics, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Colin Webber (lettering) / Tom Haugomat (illustration)
ART DIRECTOR: Paul Buckley



Great in 8: Job Seeking Skills
TITLE: Great in 8: Job Seeking Skills
AUTHOR: Joan Tabb
PUBLISHER: Joan Tabb

BOOK DESIGNER: Lauren Smith
JACKET DESIGNER: Lauren Smith
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Lauren Smith
ART DIRECTOR: Lauren Smith
DESIGN FIRM: Lauren Smith Brand Communications



Great Jobs for Everyone 50+
TITLE: Great Jobs for Everyone 50+
AUTHOR: Kerry Hannon
PUBLISHER: AARP

JACKET DESIGNER: Lesley Q. Palmer
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Scott A. Davis



Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans
TITLE: Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans
AUTHOR: Pamela D. Arceneaux
PUBLISHER: The Historic New Orleans Collection

BOOK DESIGNER: Alison Cody
JACKET DESIGNER: Alison Cody
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Alison Cody
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Cody
DESIGN FIRM: Alison Cody Design



Half Crazy
TITLE: Half Crazy
AUTHOR: Dara Lebrun
PUBLISHER: Heliotrope Books, LLC

BOOK DESIGNER: Naomi Rosenblatt
JACKET DESIGNER: Naomi Rosenblatt
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Naomi Rosenblatt
ART DIRECTOR: Not applicable - small press
DESIGN FIRM: Not applicable - small press



Hap and Hazard and the End of the World
TITLE: Hap and Hazard and the End of the World
AUTHOR: Diane DeSanders
PUBLISHER: Bellevue Literary Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Jennifer Heuer



Heather, The Totality
TITLE: Heather, The Totality
AUTHOR: Matthew Weiner
PUBLISHER: Canongate

JACKET DESIGNER: Rafaela Romaya
ART DIRECTOR: Rafaela Romaya



Heating and Cooling
TITLE: Heating and Cooling
AUTHOR: Beth Ann Fennelly
PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton

JACKET DESIGNER: Alex Merto
ART DIRECTOR: Ingsu Liu



HERITO, No. 28: Memory of the Reformation
TITLE: HERITO, No. 28: Memory of the Reformation
AUTHOR: Kuba Sowiński
PUBLISHER: International Cultural Centre

DESIGN FIRM: Biuro Szeryfy



HERITO, No. 29: Dissonant Heritage of Central Europe
TITLE: HERITO, No. 29: Dissonant Heritage of Central Europe
AUTHOR: Kuba Sowiński
PUBLISHER: International Cultural Centre

DESIGN FIRM: Biuro Szeryfy



Holidays in the Danger Zone: Entanglements of War and Tourism
TITLE: Holidays in the Danger Zone: Entanglements of War and Tourism
AUTHOR: Debbie Lisle
PUBLISHER: University of Minnesota Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Betsy Donovan
DESIGN FIRM: Betsy Donovan



Home Fire
TITLE: Home Fire
AUTHOR: Kamila Shamsie
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Ben Denzer (design), Grace Han (typography)
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus



Hope
TITLE: Hope
AUTHOR: Bruketa&Zinic&Grey
PUBLISHER: Adris Foundation

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Davor Bruketa
ART DIRECTOR: Davor Bruketa
DESIGN FIRM: Bruketa&Zinic&Grey



How to Drink French Fluently
TITLE: How to Drink French Fluently
AUTHOR: Drew Lazor and Camille Ralph Vidal/Anne Goldberg
PUBLISHER: Ten Speed Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Emma Campion
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Emma Campion
ART DIRECTOR: Emma Campion
DESIGN FIRM: Ten Speed Press



How to Survive a Summer
TITLE: How to Survive a Summer
AUTHOR: Nick White
PUBLISHER: Blue Rider Press, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Rachel Willey
ART DIRECTOR: Jason Booher



How Will I Know You?
TITLE: How Will I Know You?
AUTHOR: Jessica Treadway
PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing

JACKET DESIGNER: Catherine Casalino
ART DIRECTOR: Claire Brown



Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People
TITLE: Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People
AUTHOR: Timothy Morton
PUBLISHER: Verso Books

JACKET DESIGNER: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein
ART DIRECTOR: Andy Pressman
DESIGN FIRM: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein



I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
TITLE: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
AUTHOR: Erika L. Sánchez
PUBLISHER: Random House

BOOK DESIGNER: Connie Gabbert
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Impey
DESIGN FIRM: Connie Gabbert Design + Illustration



I CAN'T BREATHE
TITLE: I CAN'T BREATHE
AUTHOR: MATT TAIBBI
PUBLISHER: RANDOM HOUSE; SPIEGEL & GRAU

JACKET DESIGNER: GREG MOLLICA
ART DIRECTOR: GREG MOLLICA



I Love You, SIgn Here
TITLE: I Love You, SIgn Here
AUTHOR: Roy and Sarah Pierson
PUBLISHER: Regan Arts

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



I'd Rather Be Reading
TITLE: I'd Rather Be Reading
AUTHOR: Guinevere De La Mare / Bridget Watson Payne
PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Sara Schneider



Illustrious Type
TITLE: Illustrious Type
AUTHOR: Reggie Blanchard
PUBLISHER: Student Work/Unpublished




I'm Traveling Alone / The Owl Always Hunts at Night
TITLE: I'm Traveling Alone / The Owl Always Hunts at Night
AUTHOR: Samuel Bjork
PUBLISHER: Penguin Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Colin Webber
ART DIRECTOR: Roseanne Serra



In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs
TITLE: In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs
AUTHOR: Andrew Blauner
PUBLISHER: Blue Rider Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Ben Denzer
ART DIRECTOR: Jason Booher



Inherited Disorders, paperback
TITLE: Inherited Disorders, paperback
AUTHOR: Adam Ehrlich Sachs (author) / Lucas Wittmann (editor)
PUBLISHER: Regan Arts

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



Inside Private Prisons
TITLE: Inside Private Prisons
AUTHOR: Lauren-Brooke Eisen
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Milenda Nan Ok Lee
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky



International Express: New Yorkers on the 7 Train
TITLE: International Express: New Yorkers on the 7 Train
AUTHOR: Stéphane Tonnelat and William Kornblum
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Jordan Wannemacher
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky



Jerzy
TITLE: Jerzy
AUTHOR: Jerome Charyn
PUBLISHER: Bellevue Literary Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Alban Fischer
DESIGN FIRM: Alban Fischer Design



Joni
TITLE: Joni
AUTHOR: Edited by Barney Hoskyns
PUBLISHER: Picador

JACKET DESIGNER: LeeAnn Falciani
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Henry Sene Yee
ART DIRECTOR: LeeAnn Falciani
DESIGN FIRM: Picador Art Dept



Journal of International Students
TITLE: Journal of International Students
AUTHOR: KRISHNA BISTA
PUBLISHER: www.jistudents.org

JACKET DESIGNER: Srdjan Marjanovic
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Srdjan Marjanovic



KAN VE GÜL / BLOOD AND ROSE
TITLE: KAN VE GÜL / BLOOD AND ROSE
AUTHOR: Alper Canıgüz
PUBLISHER: April

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Murat Yılmaz
ART DIRECTOR: Murat Yılmaz
DESIGN FIRM: TERAPİ



Kape 24 h Cookbook
TITLE: Kape 24 h Cookbook
AUTHOR: Sanna Pöyry
PUBLISHER: Tammi

DESIGN FIRM: Bond Creative Agency



Karo veidas nemoteriškas
TITLE: Karo veidas nemoteriškas
AUTHOR: Svetlana Aleksijevič
PUBLISHER: Alma littera

BOOK DESIGNER: Rūta Ivaškevičiūtė
JACKET DESIGNER: Rūta Ivaškevičiūtė



KARŞILAŞMALAR / ENCOUNTERS
TITLE: KARŞILAŞMALAR / ENCOUNTERS
AUTHOR: Semih Kaplanoğlu
PUBLISHER: H Publishing

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Murat Yılmaz
ART DIRECTOR: Murat Yılmaz
DESIGN FIRM: TERAPİ



La India María
TITLE: La India María
AUTHOR: Seraina Rohrer
PUBLISHER: University of Texas Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Alyssa Stepien



La vuelta. Veintiocho fotógrafos y artistas colombianos
TITLE: La vuelta. Veintiocho fotógrafos y artistas colombianos
AUTHOR: Carolina Ponce de León and Sam Stourdzé
PUBLISHER: Seguros Bolivar

BOOK DESIGNER: Andrés Pachón and Alejandra Sabogal
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Nicolás Consuegra, Margarita García, Mónica Páez
ART DIRECTOR: Andrés Pachón
DESIGN FIRM: Tangrama



Lady in the Mirror. Female Art Strategies in the 1970s
TITLE: Lady in the Mirror. Female Art Strategies in the 1970s
AUTHOR: Emilia Chorzepa, Magdalena Pilakowska
PUBLISHER: Fundacja 9/11 Art Space

BOOK DESIGNER: Ryszard Bienert
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ryszard Bienert
ART DIRECTOR: Ryszard Bienert



Le Creuset: A Collection of Recipes from Our French Table
TITLE: Le Creuset: A Collection of Recipes from Our French Table
AUTHOR: Sheri Castle, Writer and Recipe Editor. Ellen Nidy, Rizzoli Editor
PUBLISHER: Rizzoli International Publications

BOOK DESIGNER: Jennifer S. Muller
JACKET DESIGNER: Stitch Design Co.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Amy Pastre, Courtney Rowson
ART DIRECTOR: Amy Pastre, Courtney Rowson
DESIGN FIRM: Stitch Design Co.



Less
TITLE: Less
AUTHOR: Andrew Sean Greer
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company

JACKET DESIGNER: Julianna Lee
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mario J. Pulice



Let's Eat: Jewish Food and Faith
TITLE: Let's Eat: Jewish Food and Faith
AUTHOR: Lori Stein and Ronald H. Isaacs
PUBLISHER: Rowman & Littlefield

JACKET DESIGNER: Sally Rinehart
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Piper Wallis
ART DIRECTOR: Piper Wallis



Like Andy Warhol
TITLE: Like Andy Warhol
AUTHOR: Jonathan Flatley
PUBLISHER: The University of Chicago Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Matt Avery
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jill Shimabukuro
DESIGN FIRM: The University of Chicago Press



LIMKOKWING FASHION CLUB S/S17 COLLECTION FASHION SHOW BRANDING BOOK
TITLE: LIMKOKWING FASHION CLUB S/S17 COLLECTION FASHION SHOW BRANDING BOOK
AUTHOR: FONG SAY KIAT
PUBLISHER: FONG SAY KIAT

BOOK DESIGNER: FONG SAY KIAT
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: FONG SAY KIAT
ART DIRECTOR: FONG SAY KIAT



Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things
TITLE: Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things
AUTHOR: Loudon Wainwright III
PUBLISHER: Blue Rider Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Ben Denzer
ART DIRECTOR: Jason Booher





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Observed | July 15

Congratulations! Acclaimed Dutch typographer Wim Crouwel has just received the 32nd TDC Medal from the Type Directors Club. [BV]


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]



Jobs | July 15