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Twitter and Tear Gas
TITLE: Twitter and Tear Gas
AUTHOR: Zeynep Tufekci
PUBLISHER: Yale University Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Sonia L. Shannon
JACKET DESIGNER: Sonia L. Shannon
ART DIRECTOR: Nancy Ovedovitz
DESIGN FIRM: Yale University Press



Under Surveillance: Being Watched in Modern America
TITLE: Under Surveillance: Being Watched in Modern America
AUTHOR: Randolph Lewis
PUBLISHER: University of Texas Press

BOOK DESIGNER: Lindsay Starr
JACKET DESIGNER: Lindsay Starr



Under the Skin
TITLE: Under the Skin
AUTHOR: MIchel Faber
PUBLISHER: Canongate

JACKET DESIGNER: Rafaela Romaya
ART DIRECTOR: Rafaela Romaya



UNFU*K Yourself
TITLE: UNFU*K Yourself
AUTHOR: Gary John Bishop
PUBLISHER: HarperOne Publishers

JACKET DESIGNER: Rainmaker Creative
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Adrian Morgan
ART DIRECTOR: Rainmaker Creative
DESIGN FIRM: rainmaker Creative



Unjustifiable Means
TITLE: Unjustifiable Means
AUTHOR: Mark Fallon (author) / Lucas Wittmann (editor)
PUBLISHER: Regan Arts

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



Us&Them: A Novel
TITLE: Us&Them: A Novel
AUTHOR: Bahiyyih Nakhjavani
PUBLISHER: Stanford University Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein
ART DIRECTOR: Rob Ehle
DESIGN FIRM: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein



Valley of the Gods
TITLE: Valley of the Gods
AUTHOR: Alexandra Wolfe
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

JACKET DESIGNER: Alison Forner



Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors
TITLE: Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors
AUTHOR: Joseph Rosa
PUBLISHER: University of Michigan Museum of Art

BOOK DESIGNER: Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Emily Schumer
JACKET DESIGNER: Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Emily Schumer
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo
ART DIRECTOR: Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Emily Schumer
DESIGN FIRM: Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo



Viña. Relatos, identidad y cultura
TITLE: Viña. Relatos, identidad y cultura
AUTHOR: Miguel Laborde
PUBLISHER: Inmobiliaria Las Salinas

BOOK DESIGNER: Renata Tesser, Gabriela Lavín
JACKET DESIGNER: Camila Berger
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Piedad Rivadeneira
ART DIRECTOR: Camila Berger
DESIGN FIRM: Felicidad



Virgin and Other Stroies
TITLE: Virgin and Other Stroies
AUTHOR: April Ayers Lawson
PUBLISHER: Granta

BOOK DESIGNER: James Paul Jones
JACKET DESIGNER: James Paul Jones
ART DIRECTOR: Sarah Wasley



Visão–Ler Faz Bem_Series (11)
TITLE: Visão–Ler Faz Bem_Series (11)
AUTHOR: Various Authors
PUBLISHER: Cardume Editores

JACKET DESIGNER: Andrew Howard
ART DIRECTOR: Andrew Howard
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Andrew Howard



Wake Me When I'm Gone
TITLE: Wake Me When I'm Gone
AUTHOR: Odafe Atogun
PUBLISHER: Canongate

JACKET DESIGNER: Christopher Gale



Walkaway
TITLE: Walkaway
AUTHOR: Cory Doctorow
PUBLISHER: Tor Books

JACKET DESIGNER: Will Staehle
ART DIRECTOR: Irene Gallo
DESIGN FIRM: Unusual Co.



War Against War
TITLE: War Against War
AUTHOR: Michael Kazin
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

JACKET DESIGNER: Thomas Colligan
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Forner



War and Turpentine
TITLE: War and Turpentine
AUTHOR: Stefan Hertmans
PUBLISHER: Vintage

JACKET DESIGNER: Linda Huang
ART DIRECTOR: Megan Wilson



Wax Twin
TITLE: Wax Twin
AUTHOR: Andy Babbitz
PUBLISHER: Wax Twin

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Andy Babbitz
ART DIRECTOR: Andy Babbitz



We All Love the Beautiful Girls
TITLE: We All Love the Beautiful Girls
AUTHOR: Joanne Proulx/Nicole Winstanley
PUBLISHER: Viking Canada

BOOK DESIGNER: Jennifer Griffiths
JACKET DESIGNER: Jennifer Griffiths
DESIGN FIRM: Penguin Random House Canada



We Thought We’d Be Back Soon: 18 stories of refugees 1940-1944
TITLE: We Thought We’d Be Back Soon: 18 stories of refugees 1940-1944
AUTHOR: Dalia Cidzikaitė, Laima Petrauskas VanderStoep, Dalia Stakė Anysas
PUBLISHER: Aukso žuvys

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Agnė Dautartaitė-Krutulė
ART DIRECTOR: Agnė Dautartaitė-Krutulė
DESIGN FIRM: -



WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER
TITLE: WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER
AUTHOR: TA-NEHISI COATES
PUBLISHER: RANDOM HOUSE; ONE WORLD

JACKET DESIGNER: BEN GRANDGENNETT
ART DIRECTOR: GREG MOLLICA



We Were Strangers Once
TITLE: We Were Strangers Once
AUTHOR: Betsy Carter
PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing

JACKET DESIGNER: Handlettering by Nick Misani, Digital imaging by Scott Nobles, Jacket photograph of bridge by Superstock/ Everett Collection, Jacket photograph of couple and dog by AKG/ Mauritius Images/Karl Heinrich Lammel
ART DIRECTOR: Art Direction from Anne Twomey



We Will Not Be Silenced
TITLE: We Will Not Be Silenced
AUTHOR: William I Robinson & Maryam S Griffin
PUBLISHER: Pluto Press

BOOK DESIGNER: James Paul Jones
JACKET DESIGNER: James Paul Jones
ART DIRECTOR: Melanie Patrick



Weddiculous
TITLE: Weddiculous
AUTHOR: Jamie Lee
PUBLISHER: HarperOne Publishers

JACKET DESIGNER: Adrian Morgan
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Adrian Morgan
ART DIRECTOR: Adrian Morgan
DESIGN FIRM: HarperOne



What Girls Are Made Of
TITLE: What Girls Are Made Of
AUTHOR: Elana K. Arnold author / Alix Reid editor
PUBLISHER: Carolrhoda Lab / Lerner Publishing Group

BOOK DESIGNER: Emily Harris
JACKET DESIGNER: Emily Harris
DESIGN FIRM: Lerner Publishing Group



Where The Animals Go
TITLE: Where The Animals Go
AUTHOR: James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti
PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton

JACKET DESIGNER: Oliver Uberti
ART DIRECTOR: Francine Kass



Whirlaway
TITLE: Whirlaway
AUTHOR: Poe Ballantine
PUBLISHER: Hawthorne Books

BOOK DESIGNER: Adam McIsaac
JACKET DESIGNER: Adam McIsaac
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Adam McIsaac
ART DIRECTOR: Adam McIsaac
DESIGN FIRM: Sibley House



White Jacket
TITLE: White Jacket
AUTHOR: Herman Melville
PUBLISHER: Carambaia

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Nathalia Cury + Alexandre Lindenberg
DESIGN FIRM: Estudio Margem



Why I Am Not A Feminist
TITLE: Why I Am Not A Feminist
AUTHOR: Jessa Crispin
PUBLISHER: Melville House

JACKET DESIGNER: Marina Drukman
ART DIRECTOR: Marina Drukman
DESIGN FIRM: Melville House



Why?
TITLE: Why?
AUTHOR: Peter Hayes
PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton

JACKET DESIGNER: Evan Gaffney
ART DIRECTOR: Francine Kass



Wicked Girls
TITLE: Wicked Girls
AUTHOR: Katherine Emberton
PUBLISHER: Katherine Emberton

JACKET DESIGNER: Alexandria Southern, Shantanu Suman
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Shantanu Suman
ART DIRECTOR: Shantanu Suman
DESIGN FIRM: Open Door Design Studio (ODDS)



Will China’s Economy Collapse?; Do We Need Economic Inequality?; Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?; Why Can't You Afford a Home?; Is inequality in America Irreversible? (The Future of Capitalism series)
TITLE: Will China’s Economy Collapse?; Do We Need Economic Inequality?; Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?; Why Can't You Afford a Home?; Is inequality in America Irreversible? (The Future of Capitalism series)
AUTHOR: Vv. Aa. (Ann Lee; Donny Dorling; Steve Keen; Josh Ryan Collins; Chuck Collins...)
PUBLISHER: Polity Books

JACKET DESIGNER: Ana Boavida
DESIGN FIRM: FBA.



Words in Deep Blue
TITLE: Words in Deep Blue
AUTHOR: Cath Crowley
PUBLISHER: Random House Children's Books | Knopf

JACKET DESIGNER: Alison Impey
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Impey



Writing Not Writing: Poetry, Crisis, and Responsibility
TITLE: Writing Not Writing: Poetry, Crisis, and Responsibility
AUTHOR: Tom Fisher
PUBLISHER: University of Iowa Press

JACKET DESIGNER: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein
ART DIRECTOR: Karen Copp
DESIGN FIRM: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein



Y he aquí la luz | Et voici la lumière
TITLE: Y he aquí la luz | Et voici la lumière
AUTHOR: Pascal Beausse
PUBLISHER: Museo de Arte Miguel Urrutia del Banco de la república - MAMU (Colombia)

BOOK DESIGNER: Andrés Pachón and Alejandra Sabogal
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Nicolás Consuegra, Margarita García, Mónica Páez
ART DIRECTOR: Nicolás Consuegra, Margarita García, Mónica Páez
DESIGN FIRM: Tangrama



You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
TITLE: You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
AUTHOR: Sherman Alexie
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company

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



You Must Change Your Life
TITLE: You Must Change Your Life
AUTHOR: Rachel Corbett
PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton

JACKET DESIGNER: Yang Kim
ART DIRECTOR: Steve Attardo



Your Brain is a Time Machine
TITLE: Your Brain is a Time Machine
AUTHOR: Dean Buonomano
PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton

JACKET DESIGNER: Jason Heuer
ART DIRECTOR: Francine Kass
DESIGN FIRM: Jason Heuer



YUSUF'UN RUYASI / THE DREAM OF YUSUF
TITLE: YUSUF'UN RUYASI / THE DREAM OF YUSUF
AUTHOR: Semih Kaplanoğlu
PUBLISHER: H Publishing

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



Zuleicha atmerkia akis
TITLE: Zuleicha atmerkia akis
AUTHOR: Guzel Jachina
PUBLISHER: Alma littera

BOOK DESIGNER: Rūta Ivaškevičiūtė
JACKET DESIGNER: Rūta Ivaškevičiūtė





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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