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Listening to the Trees
TITLE: Listening to the Trees
AUTHOR: Students at the High School of Fashion Industries
PUBLISHER: 826NYC

BOOK DESIGNER: Ciara Cordasco
JACKET DESIGNER: Ciara Cordasco
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ciara Cordasco



Literature Classics
TITLE: Literature Classics
AUTHOR: Aslı Güneş
PUBLISHER: Dogan Egmont Publishing, İstanbul

BOOK DESIGNER: Geray Gencer
JACKET DESIGNER: Geray Gencer
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Geray Gencer



Little House in the Big Woods, Farmer Boy, Little House on the Prairie
TITLE: Little House in the Big Woods, Farmer Boy, Little House on the Prairie
AUTHOR: Laura Ingalls Wilder
PUBLISHER: Harper, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

BOOK DESIGNER: Jenna Stempel-Lobell
JACKET DESIGNER: Jenna Stempel-Lobell
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Barbara Fitzsimmons
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Donalty



Love is the Easiest Part
TITLE: Love is the Easiest Part
AUTHOR: Barak Feldman
PUBLISHER: Barak Feldman

BOOK DESIGNER: Dor Amitai



Luxury Designs for Living
TITLE: Luxury Designs for Living
AUTHOR: Steve Huyton/Cheryl Weber
PUBLISHER: Schiffer Publishing, LTD.

BOOK DESIGNER: Justin Watkinson
JACKET DESIGNER: Danielle D. Farmer
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: John Cheek



Make Elephants Fly
TITLE: Make Elephants Fly
AUTHOR: Steven S. Hoffman
PUBLISHER: Centerstreet, Hachette

JACKET DESIGNER: Lindy Martin
DESIGN FIRM: Faceout Studio



Make Your Bed
TITLE: Make Your Bed
AUTHOR: Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired)
PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing

JACKET DESIGNER: Cover design by Brian Lemus



Making Sense of the Alt-Right
TITLE: Making Sense of the Alt-Right
AUTHOR: George Hawley
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Noah Arlow
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky



Man Alive
TITLE: Man Alive
AUTHOR: Thomas Page McBee
PUBLISHER: Canongate

JACKET DESIGNER: Christopher Gale



Mental
TITLE: Mental
AUTHOR: Jaime Lowe
PUBLISHER: Blue Rider Press, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Ben Denzer
ART DIRECTOR: Jason Booher



Mężczyźni objaśniają mi świat (Men Explain Things To Me, Polish edition)
TITLE: Mężczyźni objaśniają mi świat (Men Explain Things To Me, Polish edition)
AUTHOR: Rebecca Solnit
PUBLISHER: Karakter

BOOK DESIGNER: Przemek Dębowski



Midlife: A Philosophical Guide
TITLE: Midlife: A Philosophical Guide
AUTHOR: Kieran Setiya
PUBLISHER: Princeton University Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Amanda Weiss
JACKET DESIGNER: Amanda Weiss
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Maria Lindenfeldar
ART DIRECTOR: Amanda Weiss



Milwaukee Bucks 50 Seasons
TITLE: Milwaukee Bucks 50 Seasons
AUTHOR: Richard Ratay
PUBLISHER: Self Published (Milwaukee Bucks)

BOOK DESIGNER: Gary Haas, Mary Adamczak
JACKET DESIGNER: Gary Haas, Mary Adamczak
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Gary Haas
ART DIRECTOR: Mary Adamczak
DESIGN FIRM: Platypus Advertising + Design



Mind At Play
TITLE: Mind At Play
AUTHOR: Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

JACKET DESIGNER: Lauren Peters-Collaer
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Forner



Missing Persons, Animals, and Artists
TITLE: Missing Persons, Animals, and Artists
AUTHOR: Roberto Ransom / Daniel Shapiro
PUBLISHER: Swan Isle Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Marianne Jankowski
JACKET DESIGNER: Marianne Jankowski
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marianne Jankowski
ART DIRECTOR: Marianne Jankowski
DESIGN FIRM: MJankowskiDesign



Modern Gods
TITLE: Modern Gods
AUTHOR: Nick Laird
PUBLISHER: Viking Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Na Kim
ART DIRECTOR: Paul Buckley



Modern Quilts
TITLE: Modern Quilts
AUTHOR: The Modern Quilt Guild - Riane Menardi, Alissa Haight Carlton, and Heather Grant
PUBLISHER: C&T Publishing

BOOK DESIGNER: April Mostek
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Gailen Runge



Motherest
TITLE: Motherest
AUTHOR: Kristen Iskandrian
PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing

JACKET DESIGNER: Jacket design and illustration by Sara Wood
ART DIRECTOR: Jarrod Taylor



Mr. und Mrs. Derdon
TITLE: Mr. und Mrs. Derdon
AUTHOR: Maeve Brennan
PUBLISHER: Buechergilde Gutenberg

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



Muito Esquisito
TITLE: Muito Esquisito
AUTHOR: Alexandre Brito / Gustavo Piqueira
PUBLISHER: Pulo do Gato

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



My City Highrise Garden
TITLE: My City Highrise Garden
AUTHOR: Susan Brownmiller
PUBLISHER: Rutgers University Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Derek Thornton
DESIGN FIRM: Faceout Studio



New Orleans & The World: 1718-2018 Tricentennial Anthology
TITLE: New Orleans & The World: 1718-2018 Tricentennial Anthology
AUTHOR: Nancy Dixon
PUBLISHER: Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

JACKET DESIGNER: Taylor Boudreaux



New People
TITLE: New People
AUTHOR: Danzy Senna
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Rachel Willey
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus



New York Trilogy
TITLE: New York Trilogy
AUTHOR: Paul Auster
PUBLISHER: Can Publishing

JACKET DESIGNER: Utku Lomlu
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
ART DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
DESIGN FIRM: Lom Creative



Nomadland
TITLE: Nomadland
AUTHOR: Jessica Bruder
PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton

JACKET DESIGNER: Pete Garceau
ART DIRECTOR: Francine Kass



Norse Mythology
TITLE: Norse Mythology
AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman
PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton

JACKET DESIGNER: Pete Garceau and Paul Buckley
ART DIRECTOR: Ingsu Liu



Notes From A Public Typewriter
TITLE: Notes From A Public Typewriter
AUTHOR: Michael Gustafson, Oliver Uberti
PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing

JACKET DESIGNER: Oliver Uberti



Objectives
TITLE: Objectives
AUTHOR: Trevor Messersmith
PUBLISHER: Press80 / 80east Design

JACKET DESIGNER: Trevor Messersmith
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Trevor Messersmith
DESIGN FIRM: 80east Design



ÖLÜMLÜLER UYURKEN / WHILE MORTAL SLEEP
TITLE: ÖLÜMLÜLER UYURKEN / WHILE MORTAL SLEEP
AUTHOR: Kurt Vonnegut
PUBLISHER: April

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



On Homesickness
TITLE: On Homesickness
AUTHOR: Jesse Donaldson
PUBLISHER: West Virginia University Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Danielle Delph



On The Free
TITLE: On The Free
AUTHOR: Coert Voorhees author / Greg Hunter editor
PUBLISHER: Carolrhoda Lab / Lerner Publishing Group

JACKET DESIGNER: Kimberly Morales
ART DIRECTOR: Danielle Carnito
DESIGN FIRM: Lerner Publishing Group



Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing
TITLE: Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing
AUTHOR: Martin Erwig
PUBLISHER: The MIT Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Molly Seamans



Out in the Open
TITLE: Out in the Open
AUTHOR: Jesús Carrasco
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Ben Denzer
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus



Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic
TITLE: Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic
AUTHOR: Richard A. McKay
PUBLISHER: The University of Chicago Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Isaac Tobin
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jill Shimabukuro
DESIGN FIRM: The University of Chicago Press



Petros Markaris Series
TITLE: Petros Markaris Series
AUTHOR: Petros Markaris
PUBLISHER: Can Publishing

JACKET DESIGNER: Utku Lomlu
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
ART DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
DESIGN FIRM: Lom Creative



Phenomena of Power
TITLE: Phenomena of Power
AUTHOR: Heinrich Popitz
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Noah Arlow
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky



Pigeon Hill: Then + Now
TITLE: Pigeon Hill: Then + Now
AUTHOR: Jeffrey A. Wolin
PUBLISHER: Kehrer Verlag

BOOK DESIGNER: Jenny El-Shamy
JACKET DESIGNER: Jenny El-Shamy
DESIGN FIRM: Jenny El-Shamy Design



Playa Fire
TITLE: Playa Fire
AUTHOR: Stewart Harvey
PUBLISHER: Harper Elixir | HarperOne Publishers

JACKET DESIGNER: Adrian Morgan
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Stewart Harvey & Adrian Morgan
ART DIRECTOR: Adrian Morgan
DESIGN FIRM: HarperOne



Playing Catch with Strangers
TITLE: Playing Catch with Strangers
AUTHOR: Bob Brody
PUBLISHER: Heliotrope Books, LLC

JACKET DESIGNER: Naomi Rosenblatt
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Anne Finkelstein
ART DIRECTOR: Naomi Rosenblatt
DESIGN FIRM: AJJ Design



Poem Today Collection:
TITLE: Poem Today Collection:
AUTHOR: Armin Yousefi
PUBLISHER: Cheshmeh Publications

JACKET DESIGNER: Majid Abbasi
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Majid Abbasi
ART DIRECTOR: Majid Abbasi
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Abbasi



POK POK The Drinking Food of Thailand
TITLE: POK POK The Drinking Food of Thailand
AUTHOR: Andy Ricker/Emily Timberlake
PUBLISHER: Ten Speed Press

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



Power and Resistance
TITLE: Power and Resistance
AUTHOR: Ilija Trojanow
PUBLISHER: Can Publishing

JACKET DESIGNER: Utku Lomlu
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
ART DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
DESIGN FIRM: Lom Creative



Precisiones sobre la incerteza
TITLE: Precisiones sobre la incerteza
AUTHOR: Alejandra Lerma
PUBLISHER: Sic Semper Tyrannis

BOOK DESIGNER: Sebastian Martinez, Juliana López
JACKET DESIGNER: Sebastian Martinez, Juliana López
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Sebastian Martinez
ART DIRECTOR: Juliana López
DESIGN FIRM: Cuántika Studio



Preservation Pantry
TITLE: Preservation Pantry
AUTHOR: Sarah Marshall
PUBLISHER: Regan Arts

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



Priestdaddy
TITLE: Priestdaddy
AUTHOR: Patricia Lockwood
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Rachel Willey
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus



Primo Levi paperback reissue series
TITLE: Primo Levi paperback reissue series
AUTHOR: Primo Levi
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

JACKET DESIGNER: Lauren Peters-Collaer
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Forner



Quarks to Culture
TITLE: Quarks to Culture
AUTHOR: Tyler Volk
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Alban Fischer
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky
DESIGN FIRM: Faceout Studio



Ramona Blue
TITLE: Ramona Blue
AUTHOR: Julie Murphy
PUBLISHER: Balzer + Bray, HarperCollins Publishers

BOOK DESIGNER: Aurora Parlagreco
JACKET DESIGNER: Aurora Parlagreco
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Barbara Fitzsimmons
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Donalty



Relations – Plus de 75 ans d’analyse sociale et engagée (French) / Relationships - More than 75 years of social and engaged analysis (English translation)
TITLE: Relations – Plus de 75 ans d’analyse sociale et engagée (French) / Relationships - More than 75 years of social and engaged analysis (English translation)
AUTHOR: Albert Beaudry, Suzanne Clavette, Suzanne Loiselle, Jean-Claude Ravet and Jean-Philippe Warren
PUBLISHER: Lux Éditeur

DESIGN FIRM: Jolin Masson



Retiro
TITLE: Retiro
AUTHOR: Serguei Dovlatov
PUBLISHER: Fulgencio Pimentel

BOOK DESIGNER: Fulgencio Pimentel





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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]


Observed | April 15

The New York City underground punk scene is alive and well and living in color. [BV]

An interview with Farrar, Straus and Giroux Art Director, Na Kim. (Via Mike Errico.) [JH]


Observed | April 14

A beautiful and hypnotic social distancing commercial for the Ohio Department of Heath, directed by Andy Nick of Dayton‘s Real Art agency [MB]

On the occasion of its 50th birthday, The New York Times traces the history of the Rolling Stones’ logo. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | April 08

When Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick suggested sacrificing Texans to the pandemic in order to save the economy, Alex Rich, a data scientist, teamed up with a data visualization friend to create a tool that maps your location to locally confirmed cases. [JH]


Observed | April 07

A college student—with help from her mom—makes masks made for the deaf and hard of hearing community. [JH]

The UN and World Health Organization are looking for designs that informs the public about coronavirus. [JH]


Observed | April 03

Can computer chips design themselves? [JH]

From Frasier to Veep: Imagining your favorite television characters in a pandemic. [JH]


Observed | April 02

NASA’s “Worm” logo has returned! But the sad old “Meatball” remains the primary mark. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]

Annals of virus visualization: Center for Disease Control designers create branding coordinated to work with the now-iconic illustration. [JH]


Observed | April 01

Mad Max meets Little House on the Prairie: how to make your own face mask. [JH]


Observed | March 31

Michael Sorkin’s list of two hundred fifty things every architect should know. [BV]

Well, it took four years…but the Library of Congress solved another Mystery Photo Contest entry! [BV]


Observed | March 27

When the SXSW Film Festival was cancelled, many filmmakers were left without a way to debut their work—so our friends at Mailchimp stepped in. Watch them all now. [JH]


Observed | March 24

The final lecture in the Walker Art Center’s Insights Design Lecture Series with Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater will be streamed live and for free on March 31. [JH]


Observed | March 23

British experience designers Bomoas and Parr launch The Fountain of Hygiene competition, calling for designers to propose new forms of hand-sanitizer pumps as well as more creative hygiene solutions. [JH]



Jobs | May 27