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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 | May 15

We can‘t wait to explore Boston this fall when we host The Design of Business | The Business of Design conference at MIT. Bike-commuting, T-riding, and monorail-tweeting around Boston with transit-oriented 20-something NUMTOT founder Juliet Eldred. [BV]


Observed | May 14

What year is it? Why does it matter? While chronology and dating might not be exciting, they are the stuff that history is made on, for dates do two things: they allow things to happen only once, and they insist on the ordering and interrelation of all happenings. [BV]

“We should not be excessively interested in books”, wrote Roy Gold, biblio-graffiti outsider artist, and a bookish man. [BV]


Observed | May 13

You may not love sports, but it’s hard not to enjoy sports photography, especially for it’s innovativeness. Case in point: Sports Illustrated photographer Neil Leifer hit a grand slam when he set out to capture a double play on film. [BV]


Observed | May 10

In the 1950s and 1960s artists from the Soviet Union looked to the skies and foresaw a Utopia in space. [BV]


Observed | May 09

Early cinema is often remembered as an exclusively black-and-white affair—the bold and often fantastical colors that flickered across the earliest film reels are frequently left out of our greater cinematic history. More neglected still are the women responsible for those dazzling hues. [BV]


Observed | May 08

We’re addicted to likes, retweets, and reshares, and our addiction makes us distracted and depressed. Tristan Harris believes that tech is ‘downgrading humans’ and that the words we use to describe the problem are tepid and insufficient. It’s time to fight back. [BV]

Created for animators aiming to perfect their rendering of animal gaits, this video combines illustration, biology, and physics, and is a joy to watch! [BV]

The compelling history and impressive prints of the earliest printing press in the Uruguayan territory. [BV]


Observed | May 07

Our very talented friend Rob Walker has a new book out today! Get yourself a copy of The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy In the Everyday and be inspired. [BV]


Observed | May 02

Gail Bichler and Jake Silverstein look back at a year designing The New York Times Magazine. [BV]


Observed | May 01

A thoughtful critique (and a few commonsense changes) of Hudson Yards and it‘s walkability: who uses the space, when the space is used, how the space forms community, and how it integrates the the community that surrounds it. [JH]


Observed | April 30

The brain apparently makes no distinction between a broken bone and an aching heart. Rejection actually hurts. [BV]

Influence was worrisome long before it was digital. The word “influence” appears in a quarter of William Shakespeare’s plays, in which the condition of being influenced is rarely happy or dignified. A history of the influencer, from Shakespeare to Instagram. [BV]


Observed | April 29

Lego has come up with perhaps its most ingenious product yet: bricks designed to help children learn Braille. [BV]

Back in the 1960’s, when Penn Station became a subterranean rat’s maze, New York City seemed to be heading very definitely south. [BV]


Observed | April 26

In its original concept, the Appalachian Trail was more than a hiking path. It was a wildly ambitious plan to reorganize the economic geography of the eastern United States. [BV]


Observed | April 24

American food is increasingly channeled through a handful of companies: Amazon, Walmart, FreshDirect, Blue Apron. What do we lose if traditional neighborhood supermarkets go under? Meet the man who’s going to save your neighborhood grocery store. [BV]

Timed to coincide with Easter, Earth Day and, for New Englanders, Patriot’s Day: two billboards outside of Boston. [BV]


Observed | April 23

Public Sans is a new typeface from the US Government. According to the General Services Administration, “sometimes you need [a typeface] that’s simple, neutral, and isn’t Helvetica.” Not sure we agree. [BV]


Observed | April 22

A brief memoir of growing up in the library. [BV]

Where can a teen get a poster in 2019? How does a teenager turn their bedroom into a shrine? A wonderful history of the poster and it’s meaning past, current, and future. [BV]

In honor of Earth Day, three galleries that remind us of the beauty and power of nature: the power of storms from Mitch Dobrowner, amazing landscapes from Leah Kennedy, and Earth from space by Astronaut Scott Kelly. [BV]


Observed | April 19

Spam musubi (a Hawaiian snack of canned meat served on rice and wrapped in nori) and other unintended consequences of cultural exchange. [BV]

Despite their seeming environmental unfriendliness, logos with factories and smokestacks have made a comeback in the US. [BV]


Observed | April 18

Post Typography created an unconventional participatory campaign to support the Baltimore Museum of Art‘s conversation series on art, race, social justice, and imagining the future(s) we want. [BV]

Where do you stand on the “Pedestrian Aggressiveness Syndrome Scale”? Why your brain hates slowpokes. [BV]


Observed | April 17

An in-depth look at how the Second World War warped the way United States mapped the world. [BV]


Observed | April 16

Joshua Dudley Greer logged 100,000 miles between 2011 and 2017, a period defined by the financial crisis and election, documenting what he saw along the U.S. Interstate Highway System. [BV]

Pete Buttigieg may be the first candidate to anticipate (and provide for!) graphic design considerations. [JH]



Jobs | May 19