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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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The Design Observer Cooperative

Observed | July 10

Together again for the very first time, Microsoft ditches backgrounds for foregrounds—like simulated office desks. [JH]

A new, coronavirus-inspired concoction at Alinea, one of the world’s most famous restaurants, is spurring backlash online. (via Blake Eskin) [BV]


Observed | July 09

A look inside the typography of the Biden campaign, by Hoefler & Co. [JH]


Observed | July 08

A look inside the typography of the Biden campaign, by Hoefler & Co. [JH]


Observed | July 06

Designer and photographer Margaret Morton, who taught for many years at Cooper Union and at Yale, died last week at her home in New York City. She was 71. [JH]


Observed | July 03

Architect James Biber on backgrounds as the new foregrounds. (Via Adrian Shaughnessy.) [JH]


Observed | July 01

An exhaustive study of house address number styles. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | June 29

Aric Jenkins curated some essential writing on racial inequity and injustice in urban planning and design for Pocket. [BV]

Alice Rawsthorn and Paula Antonelli cohost Design Emergency, a new series on Instagram Live. [JH]


Observed | June 26

In the “you can’t make this shit up” department, from the company once described as a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money, Goldman Sachs releases a new font you’re not allowed to criticize Goldman Sachs with. (H/T Jeffrey Kittay) [JH]


Observed | June 24

The Drift is a new online magazine about politics and culture. (Don’t miss what bores them.) [JH]


Observed | June 23

June 24 at noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern: don‘t miss Rachel Gogel speaking in the Ladies Who Create series from Dropbox. [JH]


Observed | June 10

IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology. [BV]


Observed | June 01

For the Army Corps of Engineers in 1944, Harold Fisk created extraordinarily beautiful maps of the changing Mississippi River over time. [MB]


Observed | May 29

A brilliant and timely design exploration: Alexandra Bell disrupts perception by rewriting headlines. (Via Lana Rigsby.) [JH]


Observed | May 28

The new book from Scott Berkun, How Design Makes the World, “will help you see design everywhere and question why it works—or why it fails.”—Ellen Lupton. Watch the trailer. [BV]


Observed | May 27

Kate Wagner at McMansionHell on the rise of Coronagrifting: “cheap mockups of COVID-related design ‘solutions’ filling the endlessly scrollable feeds of PR-beholden design websites” [MB]


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]



Jobs | July 13