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Return Policy - Lost and Found
TITLE: Return Policy - Lost and Found
AUTHOR: Karen Cove
PUBLISHER: Self-Published

JACKET DESIGNER: Russell Lord
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Russell Lord
DESIGN FIRM: Option L



Right Behind You
TITLE: Right Behind You
AUTHOR: Lisa Gardner
PUBLISHER: Dutton Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Christopher Lin
ART DIRECTOR: Christopher Lin



Romance of Elsewhere
TITLE: Romance of Elsewhere
AUTHOR: Lynn Freed
PUBLISHER: Counterpoint Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Kelly Winton



Ruiny i zgliszcza (Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, Polish edition)
TITLE: Ruiny i zgliszcza (Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, Polish edition)
AUTHOR: Wells Tower
PUBLISHER: Karakter

BOOK DESIGNER: Przemek Dębowski
JACKET DESIGNER: Przemek Dębowski



Running
TITLE: Running
AUTHOR: Cara Hoffman
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

JACKET DESIGNER: Alison Forner



Rzeczy, których nie wyrzuciłem (Things I Did Not Get Rid Of)
TITLE: Rzeczy, których nie wyrzuciłem (Things I Did Not Get Rid Of)
AUTHOR: Marcin Wicha
PUBLISHER: Karakter

BOOK DESIGNER: Przemek Dębowski



Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
TITLE: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
AUTHOR: Samin Nosrat
PUBLISHER: Canongate

JACKET DESIGNER: Rafaela Romaya
ART DIRECTOR: Rafaela Romaya



Saving beauty; The scent of time; The expulsion of the other; What is power (Byung-Chul Han book series)
TITLE: Saving beauty; The scent of time; The expulsion of the other; What is power (Byung-Chul Han book series)
AUTHOR: Byung-Chul Han
PUBLISHER: Polity books

JACKET DESIGNER: Ana Boavida
DESIGN FIRM: FBA.



SCD 30 años
TITLE: SCD 30 años
AUTHOR: Marisol García, David Ponce
PUBLISHER: SCD

BOOK DESIGNER: Alfredo Duarte
JACKET DESIGNER: Alfredo Duarte
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Piedad Rivadeneira
ART DIRECTOR: Camila Berger
DESIGN FIRM: Felicidad



secrets inside shadows
TITLE: secrets inside shadows
AUTHOR: Julie Nauman-Mikulski
PUBLISHER: self

BOOK DESIGNER: Julie Nauman-Mikulski
JACKET DESIGNER: Julie Nauman-Mikulski
DESIGN FIRM: JNM Art + Design



SERIES: Sound Bites: Big Ideas in Popular Music; Double Features: Big Ideas in Film; Tube Talk: Big Ideas in Television; Big Ideas in Popular Culture Boxed Set
TITLE: SERIES: Sound Bites: Big Ideas in Popular Music; Double Features: Big Ideas in Film; Tube Talk: Big Ideas in Television; Big Ideas in Popular Culture Boxed Set
AUTHOR: Edited by The Great Books Foundation
PUBLISHER: The Great Books Foundation

JACKET DESIGNER: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein
ART DIRECTOR: Mary Klein
DESIGN FIRM: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein



Sex and Rage
TITLE: Sex and Rage
AUTHOR: Eve Babitz
PUBLISHER: Counterpoint Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Kelly Winton



She Beyond Sun
TITLE: She Beyond Sun
AUTHOR: Daniel Gargallo
PUBLISHER: Driscoll & Woodhams

BOOK DESIGNER: Ben Denzer



Skavenger's Hunt
TITLE: Skavenger's Hunt
AUTHOR: Mike Rich
PUBLISHER: InkShares

JACKET DESIGNER: Will Staehle
ART DIRECTOR: Adam Jack Gomolin
DESIGN FIRM: Unusual Co.



Sleepy
TITLE: Sleepy
AUTHOR: Hakan Bicakci
PUBLISHER: Iletisim Yayinevi

BOOK DESIGNER: Koray Ekremoglu



Small Hours
TITLE: Small Hours
AUTHOR: Jennifer Kitses
PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing

JACKET DESIGNER: Cover design by Brian Lemus, Cover photography by Anne Rippy/Getty Images and DNY59/Getty Images



Smile
TITLE: Smile
AUTHOR: Roddy Doyle
PUBLISHER: Viking Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Nick Misani
ART DIRECTOR: Jason Ramirez



So Much Love
TITLE: So Much Love
AUTHOR: Rebecca Rosenblum/Anita Chong
PUBLISHER: McClelland & Stewart

BOOK DESIGNER: Rachel Cooper
JACKET DESIGNER: Rachel Cooper
DESIGN FIRM: Penguin Random House Canada



Sobranie propovedei na Velikiy Post (Collection of sermons in Lent)
TITLE: Sobranie propovedei na Velikiy Post (Collection of sermons in Lent)
AUTHOR: Saint Ignatiy Bryanchaninov
PUBLISHER: Novoe Nebo

BOOK DESIGNER: Alexey Greitsus
JACKET DESIGNER: Jekaterina Makatrovskaja



Social Ecology in the Digital Age: Solving Complex Problems in a Globalized World
TITLE: Social Ecology in the Digital Age: Solving Complex Problems in a Globalized World
AUTHOR: Daniel Stokols
PUBLISHER: Academic Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Mark Rogers and Andrew Stokols



Sociologia Brasileira Hoje
TITLE: Sociologia Brasileira Hoje
AUTHOR: Sergio Miceli & Carlos Benedito Martins
PUBLISHER: Ateliê Editorial

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



Solar Bones
TITLE: Solar Bones
AUTHOR: Mike McCormac
PUBLISHER: Canongate

JACKET DESIGNER: Rafaela Romaya
ART DIRECTOR: Rafaela Romaya



Something Wicked This Way Comes
TITLE: Something Wicked This Way Comes
AUTHOR: Ray Bradbury
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

JACKET DESIGNER: David Litman
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Forner



Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement
TITLE: Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement
AUTHOR: Sheila Morris
PUBLISHER: University of South Carolina Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Brandi Lariscy Avant



Spectatorship: Shifting Theories of Gender, Sexuality, and Media
TITLE: Spectatorship: Shifting Theories of Gender, Sexuality, and Media
AUTHOR: Edited by Roxanne Samer and William Whittington
PUBLISHER: University of Texas Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein
ART DIRECTOR: Dustin Kilgore
DESIGN FIRM: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein



Stanley Beaman & Sears: Twenty Five Years
TITLE: Stanley Beaman & Sears: Twenty Five Years
AUTHOR: Roger Yee
PUBLISHER: Visual Profile Books

JACKET DESIGNER: Joi Huang
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Joi Huang



Startup
TITLE: Startup
AUTHOR: Doree Shafrir
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company

JACKET DESIGNER: Lauren Harms
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mario J. Pulice



Stephen Florida
TITLE: Stephen Florida
AUTHOR: Gabe Habash
PUBLISHER: Coffee House Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Karl Engebretson
JACKET DESIGNER: Karl Engebretson



Stille Wasser
TITLE: Stille Wasser
AUTHOR: Donna Leon
PUBLISHER: Buechergilde Gutenberg

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



Sting-Ray Afternoons
TITLE: Sting-Ray Afternoons
AUTHOR: Steve Rushin
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company

JACKET DESIGNER: Julianna Lee
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mario J. Pulice



Swimming With Bridgeport Girls
TITLE: Swimming With Bridgeport Girls
AUTHOR: Anthony Tambakis
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

JACKET DESIGNER: Lynn Buckley
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Forner



Synesthesia
TITLE: Synesthesia
AUTHOR: Richard E. Cytowic, M.D., M.F.A.
PUBLISHER: The MIT Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Emily Gutheinz



Tales of Falling and Flying
TITLE: Tales of Falling and Flying
AUTHOR: Ben Loory
PUBLISHER: Penguin Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: Paul Buckley
ART DIRECTOR: Paul Buckley



The Adventure
TITLE: The Adventure
AUTHOR: Giorgio Agamben
PUBLISHER: The MIT Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Emily Gutheinz
JACKET DESIGNER: Emily Gutheinz



The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
TITLE: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
AUTHOR: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
PUBLISHER: DailyLit Classics - Creative Action Network

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ioannis Fetanis



The Art of Starving
TITLE: The Art of Starving
AUTHOR: Sam J. Miller
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

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



The Blot
TITLE: The Blot
AUTHOR: Jonathan Lethem
PUBLISHER: Jonathan Cape

JACKET DESIGNER: Jon Gray
ART DIRECTOR: Suzanne Dean
DESIGN FIRM: gray318



The Book of Devices
TITLE: The Book of Devices
AUTHOR: Ihsan Oktay Anar
PUBLISHER: Imprint / Koç University Press

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: E S Kibele Yarman
ART DIRECTOR: E S Kibele Yarman
DESIGN FIRM: Kibele Yarman



The C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Gift Edition
TITLE: The C. S. Lewis Signature Classics Gift Edition
AUTHOR: C.S. Lewis
PUBLISHER: HarperOne Publishers

JACKET DESIGNER: Kimberly Glyder
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Adrian Morgan
ART DIRECTOR: Kimberly Glyder
DESIGN FIRM: Kimberly Glyder Design



The Chickenshit Club
TITLE: The Chickenshit Club
AUTHOR: Jesse Eisinger
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

JACKET DESIGNER: Tyler Comrie
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Forner



The Chosen Maiden
TITLE: The Chosen Maiden
AUTHOR: Eva Stachniak/Amy Black
PUBLISHER: Doubleday Canada

BOOK DESIGNER: Leah Springate
JACKET DESIGNER: Leah Springate
DESIGN FIRM: Penguin Random House Canada



The Color of Law
TITLE: The Color of Law
AUTHOR: Richard Rothstein
PUBLISHER: Liveright

JACKET DESIGNER: Steve Attardo
ART DIRECTOR: Steve Attardo



The Course of Love
TITLE: The Course of Love
AUTHOR: Alain de Botton
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

JACKET DESIGNER: Alison Forner



The Death of Rex Nhongo
TITLE: The Death of Rex Nhongo
AUTHOR: C. B. George
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company

JACKET DESIGNER: Allison J. Warner
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mario J. Pulice



The Devil and Webster
TITLE: The Devil and Webster
AUTHOR: Jean Hanff Korelitz
PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing

JACKET DESIGNER: Kimberly Glyder Design
ART DIRECTOR: Claire Brown



The Dinner Party
TITLE: The Dinner Party
AUTHOR: Joshua Ferris
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company

JACKET DESIGNER: Gregg Kulick
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mario J. Pulice



The Doorposts of Your House and On Your Gates
TITLE: The Doorposts of Your House and On Your Gates
AUTHOR: Jacob Bacharach
PUBLISHER: Liveright

ART DIRECTOR: Steve Attardo



The Doors of Perception
TITLE: The Doors of Perception
AUTHOR: Aldous Huxley
PUBLISHER: Vintage

JACKET DESIGNER: La Boca
ART DIRECTOR: Suzanne Dean
DESIGN FIRM: La Boca



The Driver
TITLE: The Driver
AUTHOR: Hart Hanson
PUBLISHER: Dutton Books, Penguin Random House

JACKET DESIGNER: David A. Gee
ART DIRECTOR: Christopher Lin



The Enchanted Clock
TITLE: The Enchanted Clock
AUTHOR: Julia Kristev, Translated by Armine Kotin Mortimer
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Catherine Cassalino
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky





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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