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Kathleen Meaney | Essay
100 Years of Land Grant Universities in 100 Points
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Woman Made
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
The Politics of Desire and Looting
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Against Kickstarter Urbanism
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Kicked A Building Lately?
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
The Designer's Virus
Jessica Helfand | Essays
Why Write About Graphic Design?
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Terms of Service: June 2021
Eugenia Bell | Essays
Eliot Noyes
Alexandra Lange | Opinions
Why Nicolai Ouroussoff Is Not Good Enough
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
The Whitney Identity: Responding to W(hat)?
James Biber | Essays
Vestige(s) of Empire
Connect 4 | Audio
Min Lew and Zaiah Sampson: Finding Your Creative Voice
The Editors | Watch This Space
Design Observer Community Session: Barbara Glauber
Augusta Pownall | Books
Rational Simplicity: Rudolph de Harak, Graphic Designer
Connect 4 | Audio
Forest Young and Sakinah Bell: Follow Your Curiosity, Find Your Inspiration
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Origins of Design Patents
Robert Finkel + Shea Tillman | Books
The IBM Poster Program
Laetitia Wolff | Essays
Design is Capital: Five Lessons I Learned from Lille
The Editors | Books
Self-Reliance
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Books. Still not dead.
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Dot Supreme
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Criticism = Love
Debbie Millman | Audio
Ping Zhu
Connect 4 | Audio
Eddie Opara and Tyriq Moore: How Do You Build Knowledge as a Designer?
Adam Harrison Levy | Essays
Jump Cut: Thoughts on Editing


Observed | October 29

Black students make up only 9% of enrollment at 96 schools teaching art and design in the United States. But thanks to D’Wayne Edwards, that is about to change. [JH]

At just 61 years old, Nigeria is still an emerging nation—and it’s a hotbed of design. [JH]

Humor, art, activism: discuss amongst yourselves. [JH]

What do the words “design” and “delicatessen” have in common? You’re about to find out! [JH]


Observed | October 26

Graphic designers will swoon to see Ricky Jay’s collection, which will be auctioned this week at Sotheby’s in New York. [JH]


Observed | October 22

Elizabeth Diller interprets Edmund de Waal’s book, “The Hare With Amber Eyes” as a cabinet of curiosities. The exhibition opens at The Jewish Museum in New York on November 19. [JH]


Observed | October 15

Karim Rashid opines on the harsher realities of a life in design. [JH]

Richard Schultz, American pioneer of modernist furniture, dies at 95. [JH]

Pixar movies, and the subtleties of dystopian cities. [JH]

In celebration of their relaunch Print magazine comissioned a wonderful video that you should watch. [BV]


Observed | October 01

Adnan Lotia recreates iconic album covers with ... Lego. [JH]

Designers Verònica Fuerte and Sebastián Londoño turn circles into an international design language. [JH]

Jim Jarmusch, collage artist. [JH]

Posted without comment. [JH]



Jobs | November 26