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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 | March 19

In response to last week’s Christcurch mosque shootings, Meena Kadri teamed up with her former Māori language teacher Te Ataahia Castorina to compile a set of Māori words + English translations celebrating unity. If you learn and share 10 Māori words this week, make it these. [BV]


Observed | March 18

Journey back to a time when serifs were Antique, sans serifs were Grotesque, and extra bold faces were Fat. [BV]

“A six-year-old could have drawn that logo!” Well, in this case, he did. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


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]



Jobs | March 20