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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 24

Congratulations to Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand! The Observatory made dezeen’s list of 14 of the best architecture and design podcasts to subscribe to. [BV]


Observed | May 23

From Atlas Obscura: 18 of the world’s most wondrous public transportation options. [BV]

Iceland’s environmental ministry says Justin and his Belibers have nearly ruined Fjadrárgljúfur canyon. But even for the non-famous, selfies are ruining national parks and the great outdoors around the world. Go outside but leave your phones at home. [BV]


Observed | May 22

How do you create a logo for a presidential candidate? On this week‘s The West Wing Weekly: West Wing & fonts. The guests are our co-founder Michael Bierut, who designed Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 logo, and Leslie Wah, who made the campaign logos in Season 6 of the West Wing. [BV]


Observed | May 21

Wanna play with some Brutalist buildings? Skyline chess has a new offering of London’s most-notable architecture from the Brutalist movement including the Trellick Tower, Petty France, Centrepoint and Cromwell Tower. [BV]

Design Observer co-founder @jessicahelfand is heading to Malta this week as an external critic working with Professor Vince Briffa, recipient of the Tribute to Art and Innovation award at this year’s Venice Biennale. [BV]


Observed | May 20

Book lovers will want to pay close attention to a new collaboration between Designers & Books and Peter Kraus’s Ursus Books & Gallery in New York. This installment: A Flowering of Creativity: Ladislav Sutnar and F. T. Marinetti. [BV]


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]



Jobs | May 26