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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 | March 19

In response to last week’s Christcurch mosque shootings, Meena Kadri teamed up with her former Māori language teacher Te Ataahia Castorina to compile a set of Māori words + English translations celebrating unity. If you learn and share 10 Māori words this week, make it these. [BV]


Observed | March 18

Journey back to a time when serifs were Antique, sans serifs were Grotesque, and extra bold faces were Fat. [BV]

“A six-year-old could have drawn that logo!” Well, in this case, he did. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | March 15

Street art used to be the voice of the people. Now it’s the voice of advertisers. [BV]

Scientists have not kept pace with the work of discovering new species. Now, a growing number of committed hobbyists – ranging from a Belgian bus driver to a California cybersecurity expert – are out in the field, igniting a boom in documenting the world’s biodiversity. [BV]


Observed | March 14

In a week where the transportation department is facing some of its most pointed criticism, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao wants to speed the commercial adoption of untested technologies like driverless vehicles and hyperloops—without addressing the dramatic, necessary changes needed today. [BV]

In 1927, the Italian Futurist artist and designer Fortunato Depero created a monograph of his work unlike any book that had been seen before. Called Depero Futurista, or “Depero the Futurist,” it is also known as The Bolted Book, because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminum bolts. And you can have an exact replica! [BV]


Observed | March 13

Olympic Games sport pictograms were first introduced at the Tokyo 1964 Games, and have been a part of the games ever since. The Tokyo 2020 pictograms were designed by Masaaki Hiromura who “tried to express the dynamic beauty of the athletes through these pictograms, while respecting the legacy bequeathed by the pioneers of the Japanese design industry in their designs for the Tokyo 1964 Games.” [BV]


Observed | March 12

Our collective wisdom is perhaps one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments ... this is because people—no matter where they are, no matter from where they come—possess intrinsic curiosity, creative souls and inquiring minds. [JH]


Observed | March 11

Art powered by disability: ‘I fear being trapped in the statue of my own body, whilst my mind gazes out.’ [BV]

A grand collection of the tiniest of books — 950 of them — is now on display at the Grolier Club in New York City. [BV]


Observed | March 08

Neighborhood Golf Association, a new film from Nicolas Heller, highlights “Tiger Hood”, a NYC photographer who created a street version of golf to help pass the time while he sold his work. [BV]


Observed | March 07

Reckoning with design’s role in the production of more and more objects and more and more waste. [BV]

Net neutrality gets a power-up! [BV]


Observed | March 06

The Architecture & Design Film Festival returns to DTLA next Wednesday at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. 24 outstanding films are on the schedule. [BV]

‘A Sense of Place’ is a graphic art project that reveals how places can develop deeply felt strong identities and culture and includes an interview with the lovely Debbie Millman. [BV]


Observed | March 05

Out today from Penguin Random House: Follow This Thread. A twisting journey through the world of mazes, real and imagined, unraveling our ancient, abiding relationship with them and exploring why they continue to fascinate us. [BV]

A wildly popular mobile game allows users to decorate virtual spaces with real-life (and easily purchasable) furniture. It’s the future of advertising—but what does ‘Design Home’ say about the future of the people who play it? [BV]


Observed | March 04

The scion of a storied Amsterdam family rediscovered Rembrandt paintings that lead to an art-world feud. [BV]

Artist Katie Holten has created a New York City Tree Alphabet. (A is for Ash, B for Birch...) She’s encouraging people to download the free font and create tree messages that will be planted with live trees this spring. [BV]


Observed | February 28

A flip through Playboy France reveals experimental layouts, an innovative use of typefaces, and, a design direction that can absolutely be described as “tasteful.” It’s more about typography than titties. [BV]


Observed | February 27

Underwater photographer of the year awards announced. The winners don’t disappoint! [BV]


Observed | February 26

Saint Louis designers celebrate America’s 60th National Park through typographic focused posters. Type Hike, started by designers James Walker and David Rygiol, continue their type-focused collaborative nonprofit with their 5th installment, ARCH. Vote for your favorite poster here through March 24. (via John Foster) [BV]


Observed | February 25

An argument against modern architecture. [BV]

When the %$#@! did we start to use obscenicons? Belive it or not, as early as 1901. [BV]


Observed | February 21

Science answers the age old question: Why does a grape turns into a fireball in a microwave? [BV]


Observed | February 20

The Sunset Strip occupies a short stretch of Sunset Boulevard, but its reputation as a stomping ground of gangsters, glamour girls, rock stars and hell-raisers has held an oversized fascination for decades. Curbed LA dives deep. Part One. Part Two. [BV]

Should historic logos be protected in the same way as historic buildings? (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | February 19

My new favourite part of Twitter is Josh Lipnik’s tours of the modern architecture of the US midwest. Here he looks at the modern architecture of Columbus, Ohio—houses, schools, churches, banks, and even a cool Space Age horse racing track. [MB]

The authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct L.A. Times Fast Food French Fry Rankings. [BV]



Jobs | March 20