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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 | July 19

Today’s New York Times feature on the fire at Notre Dame has superb photography & dazzling interactive animations, but nothing is more mesmerizing than these sketches made at the scene by French firefighter Laurent Clerjeau. A landmark piece of visual journalism. [MB]

Everyone at this new advertising agency has served time in prison. [BV]


Observed | July 18

From ancient art to modern manuscripts, Harvard digital collections provides free, public access to over 6 million objects. #Explore! [BV]


Observed | July 17

Can a typeface embraces uncertainty and celebrates differences? Ambiguity is up to the challenge. [BV]


Observed | July 16

New out today from Shutterstock: Elements video effects. And some pretty fun behind the scenes footage. [BV]

Get Up, Stand Up Now is a major new exhibition at Somerset House celebrating the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond. The exhibition explores migration, psychological and social borders, the body and participation, power and resistance. [LY]


Observed | July 15

Congratulations! Acclaimed Dutch typographer Wim Crouwel has just received the 32nd TDC Medal from the Type Directors Club. [BV]


Observed | July 12

Ikea claims to have created the World’s Comfiest Font, Soffa Sans, where each letter is formed by pieces from a sofa! Free download here. [LY]

Can you imagine the cereal isle? Kellogg’s has temporarily made the packaging for its most popular cereal varieties black and white in a new partnership with Crayola. [BV]

Not over the hill: Design With Nature, Ian McHarg’s landmark book of ecological design turns 50. [LY]


Observed | July 11

Congratulations to Collins, Ad Age‘s first design agency of the year! [BV]

Our privacy crisis is a crisis of design. [JH]


Observed | July 09

A wonderful deep dive online Bauhaus exhibition from Getty Research Institute. [BV]

Featuring upside-down pages, illegible interviews, and appearances from Sonic Youth, Björk, and David Bowie, Ray Gun, 90s America’s bible of music and style, shook up US publishing in the ‘90s. [BV]


Observed | July 08

Pioneering video artist Gretchen Bender predicted our obsession with screens. [BV]


Observed | July 02

“Not having anything to do sounds terrible. I fear that more than anything else. It’s greater than the fear of death.” Anne Quito interviews Milton Glaser on his 90th birthday. [MB]

70% of graphic design students are women, yet only 11% are Creative Directors. Discuss. [JH]


Observed | July 01

What a better way to kick off July than with some new art? And what better place to get it than the 20x200 weeklong sitewide semi-annual sale? Starting tomorrow their vintage & space editions are on sale. [BV]

Congratulations to our co-founder, Jessica Helfand, and all the Fall 2019 Bogliasco Fellowship recipients! [BV]

What’s as satisfying as a good book? Seeing one made the old-fashioned way, by hand. [BV]


Observed | June 28

Matthew Carter will discuss his ambitious new Latin superfamily of serif, sans, slab, and rounded typefaces at the Katherine Small Gallery. [BV]


Observed | June 27

The enduring appeal of mustard yellow. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | June 26

Color theory explored by Peter Kraus in three jewels of book-making. [BV]


Observed | June 25

Jessica Helfand gave a poster design workshop to scientists at Yale a few years ago and was told by one that if he followed her advice, nobody would take him seriously as a scientist. Behold: the future! A graphic design revolution for scientific conference posters. [BV]

The new ghost museums of China. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | June 20

Poster House, the first museum in the US dedicated exclusively to posters, opens today! Listen here to their first audio newsletter and guide narrated by Steven Heller. [BV]


Observed | June 19

Remembering the Bantam paperback of The Greening of America with its truly relentless deployment of Bookman Swash Italic. Quintessential 70s. RIP Charles Reich, 1928-2019. [MB]

Here’s your chance to hear Debbie Millman on the other side of the mike. Recorded live on stage at the famous Design and Advertising festival in London in May, Debbie is interviewed on episode 14 of This Way Up. [BV]


Observed | June 17

The School of Visual Arts has donated nearly 100 of its beloved Subway Series posters from the past three decades to the brand new Poster Museum, opening Thursday, June 20. These, as well as all new posters created in the future, will live in the Museum’s permanent archival collection. [BV]

Can a small Italian village point the way to more livable modern cities? A conference of urbanists aims to find out. [BV]



Jobs | July 22