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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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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